It’s time to start getting excited about the festive season and as we love making sure that everyone can get involved today I’m sharing some easy Christmas crafts for toddlers.
I’ve looked for simple, fun and most importantly achievable toddler Christmas crafts with lots that I’ve made with my own kids plus tried and tested ideas from other parents.
You’ll find lots of gorgeous inspiration including reindeers, wreaths, salt dough ornaments and more simple crafts toddlers can make enjoy!
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Christmas Crafts for Toddlers
Because there are so many ideas that I’m sharing today as well as an overall list of crafts I’ve added a couple of subheadings with separate collages for Christmas tree crafts for toddlers and Christmas ornaments toddlers can make to hopefully make this a bit easier to navigate.
Hopefully these will be crafts that you’ll both love Christmas is such a great time to spend together making memories and working together on these activities should be a nice bonding time.
A lot of these Christmas projects that my toddlers made are also ones that we popped in frames during the festive period and put them up as Christmas decorations my kids loved seeing them on display!
As well as our Christmas crafts you’ll also find some of our favourite Christmas books for toddlers (because who doesn’t love a Christmas story and a snuggle?!) and some more of our favourite themed crafts and activities for toddlers to help you create more special time with your child throughout the year.
Our Favourite Christmas Books For Toddlers
I love sharing themed books with my kids and it’s something that they’ve always enjoyed too.
I think it’s nice sometimes to have a bit of chill out time together after you’ve been busy making something or of course Christmas books are always perfect for a bedtime read we’ve even shared 24 ideas for a Christmas books advent calendar.
Christmas books also make a great addition to a Christmas Eve box, just add a couple of Christmas chocolates and maybe a new pair of pyjamas!
How Can I Make Christmas Crafts with Toddlers
As usual you’ll need to supervise your toddler for the duration of the activity, especially as some crafts include using scissors or materials like pom poms.
I also find it easier with toddlers and younger kids if I get all the activity set up ready before we start and get any materials set out.
For example if you want to use traditional reds and greens then make sure that’s the colours you set out otherwise my experience tells me I’ll end up with a purple Christmas tree craft or an orange snowman. Of course if you want to let your toddler choose the colours then go for it too!
While these craft ideas are aimed at toddler age children you’ll also know that all kids develop differently and of course are interested in different things too so take a look through the list and find the ones that you think are most suitable for your child’s interests and abilities, there’s plenty of time for making any others over the next few years with preschoolers and youngers school age kids also able to make a lot of these crafts.
Toddler Christmas Crafts
We made these paper plate snowflakes when my daughter was a toddler and we made some more at the weekend as she still loves making them now especially doing all the gluing!
These stained glass lanterns are totally toddler friendly and look great with a LED light in them.
This paper bag Santa craft would make a fun puppet to play with too.
Older toddlers will be able to practice scissor skills to cut out the nose for this paper bag reindeer craft while younger ones will enjoy sticking the shapes down.
If you’ve had many parcels arrive before Christmas then this bubble wrap snowman craft is a great way to use up any bubble wrap.
This Christmas wreath craft for toddlers is really easy to make and super festive. Tissue paper is a really nice sensory material to craft with and is great to scrunch while you make this.
Christmas is a great excuse for creating some keepsake crafts with your child and this handprint angel craft would be a great one to keep, it uses our free angel template too to make sure that this is as easy as possible for you to create.
Print and colour this snowman Christmas card that’s perfect for sending to family.
Make a simple pom pom printed snowman craft that would look great on the front of Christmas cards too!
Paint splatting is a classic craft for toddlers and this sweet paint splat angel craft is the perfect way to adapt it for the festive season.
This paper plate snowflake twirler is a nice one for toddlers to play with and to keep it very simple you could always keep the plate white and just add stickers.
Make a cute snowman Christmas card that family and friends would love to receive.
Use your paper plates in a different way to make this snowflake wreath craft, younger kids will need help to make the snowflake but you could adapt the craft to add some Christmas themed stickers on too!
These simple Christmas lantern crafts make great decorations for lighting up the room.
Why not some of our snowflake crafts, I’ve added a video of our mosaic snowflake to this page but while older kids and preschoolers are good to place the paper pieces carefully toddlers can totally just sprinkle the pieces on top of the template to make their craft, it will still look great!
Make a simple hot chocolate craft together.
These cookie cutter Christmas cards are super simple but they’re what my kids made when they were toddlers and they were loved by Grandparents!
These cotton ball candy canes are really quick to set up too especially if you use our template.
We love this cute snowman Christmas card printable, you’ll need to help with the cutting but who wouldn’t love to receive this card coloured by your toddler!
Red Ted Art has some easy bauble cards that she made with her daughter and which I think would be lovely to send to family.
Create a simple paper plate Santa hat.
This Night Before Christmas mouse footprint craft makes a lovely keepsake.
Make a waterless snow globe.
This sweet mitten craft would be perfect for toddlers.
Create a surprise Christmas wreath card together.
Christmas Tree Crafts for Toddlers:
These scrunched paper Christmas trees are hugely popular every year (and great fun to make!)
This fine motor skills Christmas tree craft would be a good one to pop on the front of a Christmas card.
Print out our free Christmas tree template which is perfect for some easy Christmas tree crafts.
This Christmas tree craft is a great way to practice scissor skills.
Have a rummage through your toy box for this Duplo Christmas lights craft.
This stained glass Christmas tree would look great up in a window.
Or you could make this Christmas tree bubble wrap craft!
My kids enjoyed making these drinking straw Christmas cards.
Kids will love creating this Christmas tree craft using a spinner.
The pom poms in this paper plate Christmas tree make this a good craft for fine motor skills too.
Another Christmas tree craft that uses pom poms but in a different and fantastic way!
DIY Christmas Ornaments Toddlers Can Make:
This heart shaped ornament is a good way to practice fine motor skills.
Easy ornaments that kids can make are always a good idea and these Christmas jumper ornaments are super easy for little hands, just add some thread to the felt so you can hang them on your tree.
I’m more than a little bit in love with this Gingerbread man ornament.
Handprint crafts make gorgeous keepsakes, in fact I think these Santa handprint ornaments from Messy Little Monster would make nice Christmas gifts for Grandparents too.
This Santa hat ornament from Buggy and Buddy looks fantastic.
I think this jigsaw piece ornament would make a lovely gift too.
The Best Ideas for Kids have some super pretty popsicle stick snowflake ornaments.
More activities and crafts for toddlers
We love sharing crafts for toddlers and this collection of winter crafts for toddlers has over 30 fun ideas.
Or our round up of New Years Eve crafts for toddlers is perfect if you want to share the excitement (although possibly not the late night) with your kids.
Love crafting with toddlers? You’ll find all of our posts here for more inspiration across the year.