7. Santa’s Little Helpers
Challenge the children to make their own version of one of Santa’s helpers by creating an elf. They can use regular paper plates for the elf’s face. Construction paper can be used for the coat, hat and ears. Googly eyes and pom pom accessories can complete the look for this simple and cute preschooler DIY Christmas craft.
8. Hand Puppets
One of the best win-wins during the holidays for parents with children who are in the house on a cold December day is to let them create their own crafts and toys. All they will need is a simple paper bag for this simple DIY Christmas craft.
This paper bag reindeer hand puppet only needs eyes and a red nose to complete the facial features on the paper bag. The kids can trace their hands onto a piece of construction paper. The images can then be cut out of construction paper and glued on the bag to act as antlers. This is one Christmas craft project that is so easy to complete, children will be excited to create an entire team of paper bag reindeer for Santa’s big night.
9. Snowmen in a Bag
More DIY Christmas crafts for kids that include construction paper. For toddlers who have sensory sensitivity, the snowman in a bag is a craft that can also function as a tactile activity. Take a locked, plastic sandwich bag and use construction paper to create the facial features for the snowman.
Glue these pieces of construction paper to the sandwich bag, and then fill the bag with white glue, shaving cream or white homemade slime. You can add some hot glue to the top of the bag to create a permanent seal. This will prevent the contents from spilling out during playtime.
10. Candy Cane Reindeer
Another one of our affordable DIY Christmas crafts for kids are candy cane reindeer. Older children can glue googly eyes and small red pom pom noses to the candy canes and twist brown pipe cleaners along the length of the candy canes to create the antlers. For those who want to keep the candy canes edible, opt for Royal Icing instead of glue.
Summit Children’s Center wishes you the happiest of holidays, and we hope these DIY Christmas crafts for kids make your holiday even more fun. We encourage creativity and family togetherness with these simple, fun and cute crafts. Visit us for a tour soon, and learn more about the top-rated preschool and childcare center on our website.