Break out the paint brushes, stamps and all the rest of your craft supplies and get creative this Christmas!
For kids, Christmas crafts are a fun way to channel the excitement of the holiday season and produce works of art you'll treasure for years to come. Capturing the year in holiday photo crafts or simply starting a new tradition with a countdown to Christmas calendar, you're guaranteed to enhance all that's merry and bright with our Christmas craft ideas.
And for the big kids out there, Christmas crafts offer the opportunity to add a touch of originality and personality to Christmas decorations, holiday feasts and presents. Whether you simply make a special homemade Christmas card, add a touch of personality to your recipient's gift or repurpose old Christmas decorations to create something new and wonderful, you'll give your holiday celebration something that's one-of-a-kind and treasured.
Over the years we've amassed quite a bit of fun and creative Christmas crafts for kids. Below, just a few of our favorites that are tried, true and totally festive for crafters of all ages!
Christmas cards are a big way to spread holiday cheer and keep those we don't always get to see or talk to everyday in the loop of what's going on in our lives. Often, family portraits make their way on to the front of these cards. Instead of just striking a pose any old way, have some fun and get really festive. We've got the tips and tricks to do that - without breaking the bank. Read More
Take those holiday photos you use for your Christmas cards and start a tradition this year of making an ornament with the kids. We love the idea of using that family portrait in this cheery Christmas craft. Make a few and gift one to the grandparents, too! Read More
OK, we've all come across the long lost birthday party hats while unpacking the Christmas decorations. You know, the left-over ones we always swear we'll use at next year's celebration? Well, stop putting off these little guys use and transform them into festive Christmas crafts. Super easy and a wonderful way to use up crafting scraps, this holiday how-to is a fun activity for all. Read More
Find you have a bunch of ornament balls left after you've trimmed your Christmas tree? Don't toss them and don't just store them away - this DIY Christmas wreath takes as little as 20 minutes to make and uses a wire hanger and some ribbon, two items you're sure to have on hand with the arrival of the holiday season. Read More
Christmas crafts aren't relegated to the dining room table. Get creative in the kitchen and bake up something we like to call edible art. These adorable Christmas cookie pops feature everyone's favorite reindeer, Rudolph. Read More
This Christmas craft idea for the kids is perfect in so many ways. For one thing, it puts to use those leftover toilet paper and paper towel rolls we all have. For another, it's a great way to channel the anticipation for Santa's arrival as soon as the kids see him float down 34th Street at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade. Read More
Nothing could be easier, but more appreciated, then gifting friends, family and neighbors with a homemade mason jar gift. Fill your jars with anything you'd like - cookies, jams, spiced nuts - and dress it up with a few easy tricks. Read More
Don't just wrap your gifts this year with the same old snowman wrapping paper! Get creative with your present presentation using one of these fantastic looking handmade Christmas gift wrap ideas. There's a design to fit anyone's crafting skill level and recipients will be overcome by such beautiful and well-thought out presentations. Read More
If you're shipping Christmas gifts across the country like so many of us this year, why not dress up your brown paper package a bit? With a sponge stamp and some green paint you can create a festive Christmas gift that will put an even bigger smile on your loved one's face. Read More
We all made our own greeting cards as kids. These 10 handmade Christmas card ideas take that basic craft and take the festivity to a whole other level. Kids and parents will enjoy crafting these merry Christmas cards for the people they love most! Read More
Who knew cookies could look so great hanging on the Christmas tree? Bake up and ice some edible works of art to deck the halls this Christmas. We love the idea of wrapping your themed treats up and giving them away to neighbors and friends, but also love the thought of them decorating the tree or a wreath. Read More
Ah, the candy cane! It makes it's appearance shortly after Halloween and can be seen in abundance throughout the holiday season on store shelves everywhere. Create some edible and sweet Christmas art using these holiday treats. The kids will love it and you will, too! Read More
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