The holiday season is prime for crafting. With so much inspiration out there, it’s so much fun to make Christmas crafts for toddlers and let their imagination run wild! 

Putting together easy Christmas crafts for toddlers is seriously one of my favorite things ever! Seriously, is there anything cuter than a child pouring their heart into their craft and then proudly displaying their work of art?

Christmas collage of crafts for toddlers, snow men, star, Santa

Don’t Miss These Amazing Christmas Toddler Crafts

There are tons of easy crafts and projects for Christmas that your child is going to love to make. Whether you are planning to make Christmas crafts with your own child or a large group of children for school or daycare, you will definitely be making memories that will last forever.

The kids can even make these craft ideas and give them as Christmas gifts to friends, family, or neighbors. I just know that once you check out these ideas that I’ve collected, you’ll be inspired to put together some crafts with your toddler!

ornaments selection-star fabric hoop , santa glove, santa and elf toilet paper roll.

Best Toddler Christmas Crafts 

Part of the fun of the holiday season is enjoying the craft projects that toddlers create. Check out this collection of Christmas crafts for toddlers age 2-3 and have fun crafting this season!

Pro Tip: I love to have some hot cocoa, candy canes, and other quick treats so we can snack while we work. Adding some Christmas music makes the experience even more meaningful.

1. Homemade Snowflake with Beads

These homemade snowflake ornaments with beads are such fun Christmas crafts for kids. They love to create cool patterns with the beads and an added bonus is that it’s a great fine motor activity. Get into the holiday spirit with fun DIY snowflake crafts for kids!

Materials needed:

  • pipe cleaners
  • scissors
  • beads

snowflake ornaments

2. Baked Cinnamon Christmas Ornaments

These Christmas ornaments are super simple to make and use just 3 ingredients! They are a perfect craft to do with little ones.

Materials needed:

  • 1 cup cinnamon
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 1-2 tbsp glitter {optional}
  • wax paper or parchment paper
  • cookie cutter

Roll at 1/4″ thickness. Cook at 200F for 2-3 hours. 

gingerbread ornaments

3. Wood Slice Snowman Ornaments

Everyone needs these adorable wood slice snowman ornaments in their lives. They are so simple to put together, and your kids will be smiling from ear to ear when they see the finished product.

Not only that, they are durable and made to last for years to come.

Materials needed:

  • wood slices
  • colored felt
  • pipe cleaners
  • small pompoms
  • twine

Adorable woodlice snowmen

4. Christmas Stocking Pop-Up Card

This Christmas stocking pop-up card is adorable and makes a beautiful gift for teachers, grandparents, or anyone else your child wants to make one for.

Guaranteed to spread Christmas cheer!! These Christmas Stocking Pop-Up Cards are such a cute kid-made keepsake gift to make in the classroom or at home.

Materials needed:

  • cardstock – red, green, white
  • white pom poms or cotton balls 
  • adorable photograph
  • glitter glue pens

Felt stocking with photo pop up

5. Snowflake Inspired by Frozen

These Frozen-inspired snowflakes are almost effortless, and the result is terrific! You can make many of them and decorate your tree, and it won’t break the bank.

An easy-to-make snowflake ornament inspired by Frozen. Make this ornament with your kids in 3 steps!

Materials needed:

  • colored popsicle sticks
  • gems
  • glue

Frozen snowflake ornament

6. Christmas Tree Garland Craft

This precious Christmas tree garland is fantastic for adding to your fireplace mantle, above doorways, or to your tree. Your toddler can paint the trees, then help to hang them onto burlap ribbon. Great for finger dexterity. One of my favorite parts of Christmas is creating crafts with the kids!

Materials needed:

  • Christmas Tree Cookie cutter for tracing (Or draw your own tree)
  • burlap ribbon
  • tiny clothespins
  • Favorite markers or crayons

hand painted Christmas tree garland

7. Christmas Toilet Paper Roll Crafts

There are lots of ways to repurpose items you have laying around the house like these cute Christmas toilet paper roll crafts.

These Christmas toilet paper roll crafts are so easy and fun to make! Make a snowman, Santa, elf, and reindeer toilet papercraft.

Materials needed:

  • glitter and yardstick paper
  • buttons
  • pompoms or cotton balls
  • googly eyes
  • washable paint

toilet paper roll snowman, santa, elf, and reindeer

8. Handprint Angel Christmas Card

If you are looking for a sweet gift, you should take a peek at this handprint angel Christmas card. You only need four supplies and some eager artists to complete it. Spread good tidings with this adorable kid-made card. 

Materials needed:

  • colored cardstock(red, white, off-white, peach)
  • yellow pipe cleaner
  • glue
  • metallic gold marker

handprint angel Christmas card

9. Gingerbread Puffy Paint

Your kids will love painting with this gingerbread puffy paint because it is so fun. Most of the items needed to make this paint are probably already laying around your home!

A deliciously scented Gingerbread Puffy Paint is the perfect Christmas craft-meets-sensory activity. Use it to make puffy gingerbread men or gingerbread houses that smell just like the real thing! 

Materials needed:

  • glue
  • shaving cream
  • spices ( ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice)
  • buttons 

making gingerbread with puffy paint

10. Santa Christmas Craft for Toddlers

By using simple materials, your children will have a crazy amount of fun putting together this Santa Christmas craft!  We’ve been super crafty lately as Christmas has brought out the artistic side. My toddler couldn’t wait to make this craft, and I love how it turned out!

Materials needed:

  • Toilet paper roll
  • Red washable paint
  • Felt samples
  • Red & black pipe cleaners
  • Red & white pom poms
  • Soda can metal tab

adorable santa made from toilet paper roll

11. Simple Sticker Ornaments

No mess and no fuss sticker Christmas ornaments are a wonderful craft project of toddlers! The decorations are quick to make and clean up is a snap!

Materials needed:

  • clear plastic ornament bulbs
  • Rhinestone sticker sheets
  • Ribbon
  • Tinsel pipe cleaners

Beautiful sticker ornaments

12. Salt Dough Handprint Ornaments

One of my favorite projects to make is these salt dough Santa handprints. You can look back over the years and see how much your child has grown.

Use our easy salt dough recipe to make some adorable Santa salt dough handprint ornaments to treasure forever! What a great first Christmas craft for babies this handprint Santa craft is!!

Materials needed:

  • Plain flour or all-purpose flour (2 cups) 
  • Salt (1 cup)
  • Water (up to 1 cup)handprint santa ornament

13. Christmas Countdown for Toddlers

Adorable snowman Christmas countdown craft not only looks cute, but it is a great way to start teaching toddlers about the concept of time. Won’t it be fun for your toddler to cross off one day at a time as he/she anticipates the coming of Christmas? 

Materials needed:

  • sturdy paper plate
  • colored construction paper
  • marker
  • brad fastener

paper plate advent calendar

14. Jingle Bell Wreath Ornament Craft

Children love things that they can make sounds with, and they will be thrilled to make these jingle bell wreath ornaments. Play some Christmas music, and you will have a craft party!

Materials needed:

  • green pipe cleaner
  • jingle bells 
  • ribbon

christmas bell ornament

15. Christmas Tic Tac Toe Board Game

Everyone loves a good game of tic tac toe, and this Christmas craft is sure to impress all the little kids. They will enjoy putting it together and playing the game too.

This Christmas Tic Tac Toe Board Game is an easy-to-make holiday craft perfect for the kids to make as homemade gifts for their classmates and friends.

Materials needed:

  • Felt sheet
  • Ribbon
  • 10 small wood slices
  • 10 holiday foam stickers or other small decorations (5 in each pattern)
  • Craft glue

Felt tic tac toe snowmen and snowflake craft

16. Finger Painted Christmas Ornaments

If you are looking for something simple that adds some color to your tree, you should see these ornaments because they are so vibrant and fun.

This is a fun craft that will yield unique results that you’ll treasure for years to come!

Materials needed:

  • embroidery hoop
  • washable paint
  • quilting cotton
  • fusible fleece
  • ribbon

Finger painted star in a hoop

17. Salt Dough Ornaments Christmas Craft for Toddlers

Toddlers will have a jolly good time making these salt dough ornaments, and your tree will be decorated beautifully.

This salt dough ornament recipe is so easy to make! Make the best salt dough ornaments with these great tips for how to make salt dough.

Materials needed:

  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 cup salt
  • 1.5 cups water
  • glitter
  • twine
  • clear glaze or mod lodge

decorated Salt dough ornaments

 

18. Elf On The Shelf Paper Plate Craft

This is perfect for any child who likes Elf on the Shelf! Plus, paper plate crafts are great for indulging in Christmas cheer while allowing your child to be artistic (with minimal help from you!). 

This is one of the cutest paper plate crafts for kids! Use inexpensive supplies to create an Elf on the Shelf Christmas craft that will bring cheer to all.

Materials needed:

  • paper plates
  • cotton balls
  • washable paint
  • cardstock 
  • markers
elf on a shelf paper plate craft

19. Reindeer Thumbprint Ornament

These delightful reindeer thumbprint ornaments are fantastic because you will be able to look back and see how little your child’s thumb used to be. Plus, your kiddo will love getting a bit dirty while playing with the paint!

Try these fun and personalized Reindeer Thumbprint Ornaments for the holidays. They are perfect for family gifts to grandparents.

Materials needed:

  • Plain ornaments
  • small pompoms
  • washable paint (brown, white, black)
  • sharpie markers (black, gold)
  • thin paintbrush

thumbprint ornament with pompom nose

There you go! I hope you saw something you love on this list of 19 different ideas for Christmas crafts for toddlers. There are some really creative and cute ideas here! Happy crafting!

Christmas crafts for toddlers - paper plate advent, elf on a shelf paper plate

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