This beaded ornament is fun for kids to make for Valentine's Day or Christmas - it looks very pretty hung on a tree or in the window - or you could even make a miniature version as a pendant!
Christmas is the perfect time to settle down to some good kids crafts: the days are short, the cold discourages playing outside, crafting will keep your kids busy and take away some of their impatience and excitement while they wait for Christmas Day to arrive, and with families and friends visiting your house there is no better time to display some of your children's crafty talents proudly!
We've got a huge collection of Christmas crafts here at Activity Village - too many to show you on just one page! Scroll down to find first crafts ordered by category and then more general Christmas crafting ideas below.
Christmas Crafts by Category
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Whether you know him as Santa or Father Christmas, very few children would argue that he is the most important visitor on Christmas Eve!
The excitement of the stocking on Christmas Eve is probably what most children look forward to most at Christmas time! We've got some fun stocking craft ideas here...
Christmas trees you can sew, paste, bead, paint ... so many crafty ideas!
We have a variety of Christmas wreath crafts using everything from buttons to tissue paper to wool!
Celebrate the season with one of our Christmas angel crafts for children. We have angels for the window, topping the tree, displaying on the mantelpiece, or using as a puppet in a nativity show!
Have fun with real candy canes - or make your own - with our Christmas collection of candy cane crafts for kids!
Browse our collection of pretty snowflake crafts - we've got something for all ages!
Winter is here - in our craft activities anyway - and these snowmen will certainly help you celebrate the holidays.
Our reindeer crafts are some of the most popular Christmas crafts at Activity Village - and they are cute!
Enjoy this collection of candle and lantern crafts - so pretty at Christmas...
Our Christmas cracker craft will help your Christmas crafting go off with a bang!
Baubles, garlands, felt softies and all sorts of fun ideas to make and hang on the Christmas tree...
Elf hats, elf boots, and Christmas elves - you'll find them all here!
We've got some great fuse bead patterns with a Christmas theme - perfect for long winter afternoons!
These crafts are themed around Christmas presents - of all shapes and sizes...
Have fun with these cute Christmas pudding crafts - they look good enough to eat!
Whether you want a star for the top of the Christmas tree or a pretty window display, we have ideas that can be adapted for all age groups here.
We've got crafts for real gingerbread (yum) as well as the pretend kind!
Have a go at these simple Christmas holly crafts - such a symbol of Christmas cheer.
Bring the Christmas story to life with our collection of nativity crafts. Use them to tell the story of Jesus' birth, or as a Nativity display, perhaps?
Many people seem to associate penguins with Christmas these days, so you can find out penguin craft collection here.
Extra quick and easy for classroom or group settings, we have a growing collection of printable Christmas crafts for you to enjoy.
Now associated with Christmas, the pretty robin with his red breast is a popular bird with children.
Even More Christmas Crafts
Gather together an assortment of shiny materials, some glue and a crafty child, and see what they can put together!
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Get creative with these Christmas craft foam decorations - perfect for decorating the Christmas table, the Christmas tree, or the Christmas fridge!
Kids can let Santa Claus know that he is welcome to visit by making their own Christmas door hangers!
I have to admit that we had a lot of fun with this! The garland is just a little fiddly to make and holding the dots and the ribbon in the right position for the stapler is a little tricky, so I suggest the craft is better done with older children.
We warn you - once you get going on this Christmas dotty garland, you may find it hard to stop! The garland is quick and simple to make, looks very festive and pretty whether hung in the window like ours, strung up vertically or draped on the Christmas tree.
These pretty double-layered Christmas lanterns look lovely strung up to decorate the room - or just put them out on display. Children can really have fun decorating the top layer, too!
Bring the scent of Christmas into your home with this Christmas potpourri - and have fun combining and stirring the ingredients and experimenting with the smells in the process!
Our Christmas spiral a quick and easy Christmas craft that children of all ages will enjoy making! There's no glue involved so there shouldn't be any mess!
Kids can make a Christmas window silhouette using our printable Christmas templates for a stunning Christmas window display. Wouldn't we all love to be able to look out the window to see Santa and his reindeers silhouetted against the moon like this?
Martin Luther King's message was always one of peace. Try this pretty dove of peace craft as a reminder. This dove is also very pretty hanging from the Christmas Tree!
These pinecone decorations are a quick and easy craft which children of all ages - even the youngest - will enjoy. My son made one of these when he was two year's old and we still proudly put it on the tree every year now that he is eighteen.
Here's a fun twist on playdough which makes it perfect for some Christmas "cooking" and modelling fun. If you've never made home-made playdough before please give it a go ... there is something wonderful about it!
This paper basket craft can be adapted and decorated for almost any occasion and made by any age of child (with help as appropriate).
We made this Christingle. When we took this photo we had forgotten to tie a red ribbon around the middle of the orange!
Here's an idea for children to make a personalized Christmas bookmark as a little Christmas gift - great for grandparents, parents, aunts and uncles and godparents, or even "best friends". We've got ideas for making even quicker bookmarks below, too.
Make a Christmas sleigh for your table centrepiece, the sideboard, entrance way or classroom, and use it to display your smaller Christmas presents this year! It looks great filled with Christmas crackers, too. Or perhaps the teddies would like a sleigh ride?
Pomanders were popular Christmas gifts in Tudor times and remain a popular Christmas accessory to this day. And it is easy to make a pomander for your family at Christmas - or perhaps to give as Christmas gifts? Note: this craft uses sharp pins so children need to be well supervised.
Make your own snow globe with a few simple supplies. Kids can make this craft as simple or as complicated as they like, using "found" objects inside or - like us - modelling their own. Snow globes are always a favourite at Christmas!
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Children can make this stunning poinsettia picture to display using some clever folding and cutting techniques...