Jolly Christmas Crafts and FREE Printable Resources

Ho! Ho! Ho! Christmas is right around the corner and it is time to embrace the festive spirit of the season. We have gathered a complete Santa’s list of Christmas crafts to do with your little ones. Christmas crafts are a great way to entertain your little ones during the school holidays while letting them release their creativity.

Here are some Christmas crafts for kids at every skill level and age.

Santa Advent Calendar

Help Santa nail his Christmas look – one cotton ball at a time. This craft will get your little one’s excited for Christmas and will also help with their counting skills.

Here’s what you’ll need:


  1. Print and cut out Santa’s hat, head, and Santa’s beard (or draw your own)
  2. On the white beard, write down the numbers 1 to 25
  3. Tape/glue Santa’s hat, head and beard together
  4. Starting December 1, have your little ones tape/glue a cotton ball to the corresponding date until Santa’s beard is fluffy and complete.

Lacing Ornaments

Looking to make your Christmas tree a little more exciting and fun? These lacing ornaments are sure to do the trick and will help use up any spare cardboard or containers you have lying around the house. This activity will also help with your little one’s fine motor skills.

What you’ll need:

  • Download and print the stocking, and Christmas tree template
  • Cardboard from a Cereal box, chip box, or anything you may have around the house
  • Paint and paintbrushes
  • Hole punch
  • Wool or yarn
  • Tape
  • Cotton balls/other decorative pieces (sequins, glitter, buttons)
  • Glue


  1. Use the templates to cut out the stocking and tree on the cardboard
  2. Use a hole punch to punch evenly-spaced holes around the outside of the cut out shapes
  3. Let your little one paint both sides of the shape
  4. Cute a piece of wool and tie a knot in one side
  5. Wrap a small piece of tape on the other end of the wool to make it easier to thread through the holes
  6. Begin lacing the wool through the holes
  7. When you get back to the starting point, make a loop and tie a knot in the back so it is able to be hung on the tree
  8. Decorate your stocking and tree ornament any way you desire

Pinecone Christmas Tree

This pinecone Christmas tree is super easy to make and looks great sitting on a side table or windowsill.  The perfect craft to add some Christmas spirit into your house and the main supply needed is probably already sitting right outside your front door.

What you’ll need:

  • Pinecones
  • Acrylic Paint (green and white, other colours if desired)
  • Paintbrushes
  • Decorative pieces (wooden stars, beads, sequins, glitter)
  • Hot Glue Gun


  1. Paint your pinecone solid green, making sure to get in all the little crevices and wait to dry.
  2. Using a small paintbrush and white acrylic paint, create some snow-covered branches by painting the tips of the pinecone.
  3. Paint on some Christmas lights or hot glue decorative pieces to create tiny ornaments (hot glueing is best to be done by an adult).

Paper Plate Christmas Masks

Ordinary white paper plates and a few simple craft supplies are all kids need to whip up these jolly Christmas masks. This activity is great to let your little one’s imagination run wild while they pretend they are Santa Claus or Mrs. Claus.

What you’ll need:

  • White paper plates
  • Coloured cardboard
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Pom Poms or other decorative pieces (beads, buttons, sequins)
  • Cotton balls
  • glue
  • Paddle Pop sticks


  1. Cut out the inside of a paper plate about 4cm away from the edge of the plate in a semi-circle
  2. For a Santa mask:
    • Glue cotton wool balls all over the paper plate
    • Cut out a Santa hat with the red cardboard, decorate, and glue to the top of the plate.
    • Glue on a red nose and pink cheeks with decorative pieces
  3. For a Mrs. Claus mask:
    • Glue cotton wool balls on top of the paper plate to look like hair
    • Create some glasses using pipe cleaners and glue it onto the paper plate
    • Glue on a red nose and pink cheeks with decorative pieces

Homemade Reindeer Food

Making reindeer food is a fun activity to do with little ones in the run-up to Christmas – as well as making some to scatter on your own lawn, it makes a fun gift for kids to give to their friends too.

What you’ll need to make 3 bags:

  • 1 cup of oats
  • ½ cup mixed seeds or wild birdseed
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries
  • ¼ dried apricots
  • 3 disposable piping bags
  • 3 long brown pipe cleaners
  • 6 googly eyes
  • Glue stick
  • Pinch of magic


  1. Pour the ingredients (except cranberries) into a large bowl
  2. Give everything a good stir until it is completely combined
  3. Spoon the cranberries evenly into the bottom of the bags
  4. Spoon the reindeer food mixture into the bags
  5. Wrap a pipe cleaner around each bag to tie it closed, then wrap the two loose ends around your finger to curl into antlers
  6. Glue two googly eyes onto each bag