Looking for fun, festive ways to keep the kids busy during Christmas break? These easy Christmas crafts for kids are exactly what you need.
Winter break is one that can bring along boredom for kids. There are only so many outdoor activities and board games that can keep them busy. What happens on the snowy and rainy days? If you’re looking for ways to keep your kids occupied while they’re indoors during winter break then these easy Christmas crafts are just what you need. Not only do they make a fun family tradition but they can keep the kids off your hands for a little while as well. They can be done together as a family or you can set up a station for your kids to work and let them get creative while you’re being productive.
Easy Christmas Crafts for Kids
I like to keep Christmas crafts simple with easy to follow instructions and minimal supplies. Most of the supplies for these crafts you already have in your home or you can pick them up at your local craft store. You don’t have to break the bank to make these either. Every craft on this list costs $10 or less to make.
Felt Christmas Tree Garland
Full tutorial here
My kids love lots of color. This fun Christmas tree garland is made out of felt. We simply cut out Christmas tree patterns with our Cricut Maker and adhered them to twine using a hot glue gun. For an extra fun added element you could decorate your Christmas tree with pom poms or glitter tinsel. Once your garland is strung together, hang it up in an eye-catching place and you’ll have decor that’s a huge conversation starter. Grab the Design Space template here.
Photo Snow Globe
How many family photos do you receive during the holidays? We get a ton and are always looking for a fun way to display them. These photo snowglobes can be made in under 10 minutes. They make great stocking stuffers or gifts for loved ones.
First you’ll want to start with a craft snow globe like this plastic or glass one. Then insert a wallet sized photo into the snow globe. After you’ve added the photo, sprinkle in some sparkling snow and you’ve got your very own photo snow globe.
Reindeer Snack Jars
All of the craft making can make kids hungry. I love these reindeer snack jars because they’re a fun way to serve snacks. Simply pop some googly eyes, a red pom pom for the reindeer’s nose, and brown pipe cleaners onto a mason jar and you’ve got a festive reindeer snack jar. Take it a step further and customize it with your kids names using your Cricut.
Picture frames are the perfect DIY gift that kids can make. You can grab a base frame at your local craft store for about $1. Then paint them with a festive color like red or green. Allow the paint to dry before customizing the frame with a fun saying made from permanent vinyl using your Cricut. Some fun sayings are “Santas’s Favorite” or “so elfin’ cute”. One your frame is painted and customized, add your photo. Wrapping your frame and gifting it is the last step.
We make Christmas ornaments every single year. Each year we try a new method to switch it up a bit. This year we kept it super simple by customizing these fun ornaments from the Target dollar spot. We found a few designs that we loved in Cricut Design Space to customize each ornament. There are hundreds of designs to choose from in Design Space. You can find a template with some of my favorite sayings here.
If you want some other fun Christmas project ideas that you can create with your Cricut, here’s 25 Christmas projects to try.