50 FUN Preschool Christmas Crafts Ideas

Looking for some preschool Christmas crafts ideas?

 

Planning fun activities for your little ones to do will make it even more wonderful! In this article, you will find 50 fun preschool Christmas crafts ideas that are unique and simple to do.

 

Let’s get started with the magic!

 


#1: Reindeer Paper Craft

I have been loving paper crafts lately! They are simple to throw together and easy for the kids to do.

 

This is the perfect preschool Christmas crafts idea to try.

 

reindeer christmas craft

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

washable paint for kids

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B. Set-up

 

Create a reindeer head and antlers! Then, paste it to a piece of white paper.

 

Also, make the reindeer’s nose and add on googly eyes to complete the reindeer’s face!

 

C. Activity

The kids will dip their fingers in paint and make prints all through the antlers!

 

Once these prints are dry, they can use a black marker to create lines throughout the antlers, so they look like Christmas lights!


#2: Christmas Tree Noodle Craft

Sensory fillers like pasta and rice can also be used to create the best crafts!

 

These Christmas trees came out so cute! It’s a must-try preschool Christmas craft idea.

 

christmas tree noodle craft

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

 

bow tie pasta

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B. Set-up

 

Paint the pasta noodle individually, or you can place them in a ziplock bag, add some acrylic paint and shake it up!

 

Dump out the noodles on an art tray and let them dry. You may need to use a paintbrush and get the spots where the paint didn’t reach!

Lastly, on a piece of cardboard, paint a Christmas tree!

 

C. Activity

 

Once the pasta noodles are dry, have the kids use glue to glue them on top of the tree, you painted on the cardboard. Regular glue will work for this part!

 

When all the noodles are in place, you can hot glue some poms to the tree to be the ornaments. I suggest using hot glue for that step; that way, you know it’ll stay on. Sometimes if you use regular glue for projects like this with poms, they can fall off. 

 

 RELATED: 40 Sensory Activities for Kids

 


#3: Fork-Printed Christmas Trees

Fork printing projects are SO fun! The marks that the fork leaves are perfect for creating Christmas trees!

 

This preschool Christmas crafts idea is the perfect addition to a holiday party!

forked painted christmas trees

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

 

glitter glue set for kids

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B. Set-up

Add some green paint to a paint tray!

 

Draw and color in a tree trunk at the bottom of the paper with a brown marker. Lastly, draw a tree online in pencil, so your child knows where to place the forks to create a tree shape!

 

C. Activity

The kids will dip the fork into the green paint and make prints to cover the entire tree!

 

They can add on some glitter glue dots to be the ornaments. Lastly, they can add on a sticker star at the end!

 


#4: Christmas Sweater Activity

 

Who doesn’t love a good Christmas sweater during the holiday season?

 

This preschool Christmas crafts idea is AMAZING because kids can make them as silly as they want! Christmas sweaters are supposed to be funny!

 

christmas sweater craft

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

christmas buttons

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B. Set-up

 

Create some sweater shapes on paper and cut them out!

 

If you want to include any main characters (reindeer, Santa hat, or candy cane), you can make these and cut them out too. These are optional!

 

C. Activity

 

Put all the items for the kids to choose from in a tray. I find this the easiest way for them to grab and create!

 

They can use stickers to stick objects on or a little glue to put items on each sweater!

 


#5: Gingerbread House Craft

 

Sometimes building real gingerbread houses stress me out. But this version of a gingerbread house wasn’t like that at all!

 

This paper gingerbread house is a great preschool Christmas crafts idea to work on shapes.

 

gingerbread house craft

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

B. Set-up

 

You will need to draw some shapes for the kids to create this fun gingerbread house! I made a square for the home, a triangle for the roof,  and a rectangle for the chimney.

 

Then, I created shapes for windows, made peppermints, gumdrops, and candy canes! If your little one is old enough to create and make these on their own, by all means, have them go for it!

 

C. Activity

 

Let the kids create their own house using the pieces that you made! Then, they can use a glue stick to paste all the items on! We used blue paper as the background, and they fingerprinted some snow.

 

RELATED: Shape Activities for Preschoolers 

 


#6: DIY Christmas Ornamnents 

 

These ornaments are the perfect preschool Christmas crafts idea! These are adorable and easy to make!

 

I have three fun ideas for you, watch the video below to see them all.

 

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

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B. Set-up

 

Push colored poms into each of the ornaments. We used brown, white, and green poms!

C. Activity

 

We made a reindeer by creating antlers out of scrapbook brown sparkly paper. You will need to hot glue these to the top of the ornament.

 

Then, add googly eyes, a red pom for the nose, and a smile!

 

For the snowman, add googly eyes, buttons, and a carrot nose. Lastly, hot glue two poms on the side of the ornament and stick a pipe cleaner on top to look like ear muffs.

 

Lastly, to make the tree, glue buttons around the ornament to look like lights on a tree. Connect them all using a black Sharpie!

RELATED: Winter Crafts for Kids 

 


#7: Pine Cone Tree Craft

 

Have you ever tried to craft with pine cones? You won’t regret trying this preschool Christmas crafts idea.

 

Pine cones make the perfect little Christmas trees! I love these can work for decor around the house as well!

 

pinecone christmas tree craft

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

pine cones for crafts

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B. Set-up

 

Use acrylic paint to paint the pine cones! We did some green ones and a white one!

 

C. Activity

 

Hot glue the pine cone to a wood ornament once the paint is dry!

 

Add on buttons, poms, or glitter! I just used regular glue to add on the glitter and buttons! You can just stick in the poms, and they will stay there!

 

This is such a fun Christmas activity for kids! So simple and a fun way to use objects in nature to craft! 

 


#8: Stocking Name Craft

 

Kids love seeing their name on crafts! This preschool Christmas crafts idea is a festive way to practice name-building.

 

The fireplace was fun to make; it looks so cozy; I want to turn on my fireplace right now!

 

stocking name craft

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

B. Set-up

 

Create a square shape for the fireplace with brown and red paper, a rectangle for the bottom and top, and some other shapes to create the fire and decor at the top of the fireplace.

 

Draw some rectangle shapes on the red square to look like red bricks! Lastly, create the stocking shapes from red and green paper!

 

C. Activity

 

Help your child glue all the pieces in the right spot! Then, either you or your little one can write the letters of their name on the stockings!

 

They will glue them in order on the fireplace. Lastly, add some gifts to the side of the fireplace!

 


#9: Santa Sensory

 

Here’s another fun sensory craft to try. This preschool Christmas crafts idea is such a fun process.

How cute is Santa’s beard? We love using choo choo wheels in crafts.

 

santa sensory craft

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

art trays

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B. Set-up

Paint the pasta noodle individually, or you can place them in a ziplock bag, add some acrylic paint and shake it up! For the rice, you can use this method!

 

Dump out the noodles/rice on an art tray and let them dry. You may need to use a paintbrush and get the spots where the paint didn’t reach!

Lastly, on a piece of cardboard, draw and paint Santa!

 

C. Activity

 

Once the noodles and rice are dry, add a little bit of glue down and add some rice to the hat and Santa’s nose.

 

Then, glue on the wheels individually on Santa’s beard! Lastly, add some googly eyes, and you have a sensory Santa craft!

 


#10: Candy Cane Craft

 

Make these candy canes for a great preschool Christmas crafts idea.

 

Plus, it’s super easy to pull off too.

 

candy cane craft

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

B. Set-up

 

Create a candy cane shape out of paper. We used both red and white paper. Then, paste the candy cane onto another sheet of paper.

 

Dump some white and red paint into a paint tray.

 

C. Activity

 

Have the kids place a craft pom inside a clothespin so it’s easy to dab into the paint. Then, have them create stripes on the candy cane with the pom! That’s it, such an easy and fun Christmas activity.

 


#11: Christmas Color by Code

 

What’s better than FREE around the holidays? Nothing, right?

 

My Christmas color by code activity is fun, and it’s a great way to get preschoolers working on numbers!

 

christmas color by code printable

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

  • crayons
  • markers
  • Christmas color by code

 

Click HERE for your Christmas Color by Code Printable.

 

B. Set-up

 

Print out the pages and grab your coloring supplies!

 

C. Activity

 

Have your kids use the color key at the top of the page to color in the picture. They can tell you the number and the color. See if they can find all the numbers on the sheet and color them the correct color!

 

RELATED: Holiday Resources

 


#12: Candy Cane Counting

Here’s another adorable candy cane activity! It’s a great preschool Christmas crafts idea to work on counting skills.

 

I thought it would be fun to create a play and learn craft that worked on some gluing skills! My little guy just loves anything dealing with glue.

 

candy cane counting

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

easel paper

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B. Set-up

 

Draw a bunch of candy canes on the easel paper! Then, cut strips of different colored construction paper to fit on the candy canes. By drawing, write a number next to it!

 

C. Activity

 

Your children will use the strips you cut out to paste onto each candy cane you drew. They should look at the number near the candy cane to know how many strips to put on each one!

RELATED: How to Teach your Toddler Numbers

 


#13: Christmas Tree Handprint Art

 

I am such a sucker for handprint art. How cute is this easy preschool Christmas crafts idea?

 

There are so many fun little holiday art supplies that kids can use to decorate the trees!

 

christmas tree handprint art

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

B. Set-up

 

Trace your child’s hand on green paper. Tip: I place multiple sheets under, so I just have to cut it out once.

 

Create tree trunks out of brown paper and paste them on the hands at the bottom.

 

C. Activity

 

Have your little ones glue on some fun Christmas-themed supplies! They can fingerprint some ornaments on or glue on some buttons or poms!

 

Hang this up and keep it for years to come. Looking back at their handprints is so cute. It’s such a great memory to keep!

 


#14: TP Roll Christmas Crafts

 

Toilet paper roll crafts are really fun, and they always turn out super cute.

 

The best thing about them, too, is that you ALWAYS have them on hand! So all you need is a few craft supplies, and you are set.

 

TP Roll Activities

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

craft TP rolls

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B. Set-up

 

Paint one TP roll green, one brown, and one white.

 

C. Activity

 

a. Snowman– To create the face, glue googly eyes on, cut out a small orange triangle from cardstock for a nose, and draw in a smile with a Sharpie. Add on some buttons and wrap a pipe cleaner around its neck for a scarf. Lastly, hot glue a pipe cleaner to the top of the roll and two poms for ear warmers.

 

b. Reindeer– Glue on googly eyes and a red pom for the nose. Use brown pipe cleaners to create antlers and hot glue them on the inside of the roll. To make the antlers, cut one long stick and attach two small ones to the long one!

 

c. Tree– Hot glue craft lights (hobby lobby) or poms to the roll. If you grab lights, you can connect them by drawing strings to each. Place a mini bow on top!

 


#15: Santa Beard Cutting Craft

 

This is a great preschool Christmas crafts idea to practice cutting skills!

 

Plus, it’s just cute and fun for the kids to do. They will love cutting Santa’s beard.

 

santa beard cutting craft

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

kids scissors

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B. Set-up

 

Create some Santa faces using paper! Then, place the face on top of a white piece of paper so you can see how long you should make the beards.

 

Make the beards and attach them to the face using a glue stick. Draw lines (straight, zig-zag, curvy, etc.) on each beard.

 

Make Santa’s hat using red paper and glue on a pom at the end of each hat!

 

C. Activity

 

Have the kids try their best to cut along the lines to cut Santa’s beard! What a fun craft activity and craft for kids!

 


#16: Hot Chocolate Craft

 

There’s nothing like a cup of hot chocolate on a cold winter day, right?

 

This Christmas activity for kids is PERFECT because it involves a little treat!

 

hot chocolate craft

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

B. Set-up

 

On a piece of cardboard, draw and paint a coffee cup!

 

C. Activity

 

The kids can decorate the cups however they want. They can use stickers, gems, or any other fun Christmas-themed supplies you have at home.

 

They can create faces on the cups or just add designs! Lastly, they can add some mini marshmallows in the hot chocolate or even a candy cane!

 


#17: Gingerbread Making Craft

 

Tray play activities are wonderful for an preschool Christmas crafts idea.

 

Every time I set up a tray play craft activity, the kids will create at least 3 or more of them! It’s so cute how they want to come up with different ideas each time.

 

gingerbread play tray

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

art tray

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B. Set-up

 

Create a tray or have separate bowls for different supplies. Make sure to have a way to put all the objects on with (glue or glitter glue).

 

C. Activity

 

Let the kids create their own gingerbread men! They can get as creative as they want by making fun designs and adding different items to their gingerbread men.

 


#18: Bowl with Frosty

 

Think your kids may get restless during the party doing a bunch of crafts? Snowman knockdown is a perfect way to keep the kiddos who love to be active happy!

 

This is a great way to work on rolling and aiming skills as well. Depending on how old your children are, you can make it as easy or as challenging as you want!

 

snowman bowling

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

fake snow balls

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B. Set-up

 

Create the snowman eyes and mouth using a Sharpie and cardstock paper for a nose! You can create 6 or 12!

 

C. Activity

 

Have your little one roll the fake snowball at the cups to try to knock them over! You can place a cone or some painter’s tape on the floor so they know where to start from. They can start close and then back up if they need a challenge.

 

RELATED: ENTERTAINING Indoor Activities for Kids

 


#19: Paper Plate Santa

 

It’s honestly amazing what you can do with a simple paper plate. The number of activities is endless!

 

This easy preschool Christmas crafts idea is TOO fun to create.

 

paper plate santa

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

B. Set-up

 

Paint 3/4 of the paper plate with the beige acrylic paint. Then, paint the top and a little of the side with red acrylic paint for the hat. Cut two circles for the eyes with the cardstock paper!

 

C. Activity

 

Once the paint dries, paint on a red nose. Then, glue the eyes and the cotton balls on. Glue the cotton balls at the bottom of the hat and for a beard!

 


#20: Rudolf Sensory Craft

 

Here is a fun way to use some colored rice in a craft! This easy preschool Christmas crafts idea is SO fun!

 

The kids love sprinkling the rice onto the craft! It’s a wonderful sensory activity for kids.

 

rudolf sensory craft

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

acrylic paint set

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B. Set-up

 

To color the rice, you will dump some in a ziplock bag. Next, add some acrylic paint to the bag. Then, you’ll shake it up to make sure it covers all the rice inside the bag.

 

You’ll dump it out onto an art tray that has parchment paper on it (easier clean-up). Then, wait for it to dry (only 30 minutes or so!)

 

C. Activity

 

Create a reindeer shape out of brown construction paper. Create Rudolf’s red nose and add some eyes! Paste the shape onto a white piece of paper.

 

Once the rice is dry, add a little bit of glue to Rudolf’s face. Then, the kids can sprinkle the brown rice on.

 

Lastly, if you want to create rainbow rice, follow the directions above but with every rainbow color. Then, add it to the antlers to look like lights!

 


#21: Paper Christmas Tree Craft

 

Looking for an easy preschool Christmas crafts idea? This is such a fun and cute one!

 

This Christmas tree was one of my son’s favorite projects that we have done!

 

paper Christmas tree craft

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

B. Set-up

 

Cut strips of paper that are different sizes. The kids will be organizing them on paper from longest to shortest!

 

C. Activity

 

The kids will paste on the strips of paper according to size to look like a tree! We used two colors of green paper. Once they are done, they can add a star on top and Christmas buttons for the ornaments!

 


#22: Reindeer Sponge Painting

 

I love using sponges for art projects! They can make so many different shapes and characters!

 

This preschool Christmas crafts idea is quick and turns out adorable.

 

reindeer sponge craft

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

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B. Set-up

 

Create a circle shape on a sponge with a Sharpie and cut it out.

 

C. Activity

 

Dip the sponge into brown paint and make prints on white paper! Then, add googly eyes, hot glue a red pom in the middle to be the nose, and draw antlers on using a brown marker!

 


#23: Snowglobe Craft

 

You can’t forget about Frosty the Snowman on Christmas!

 

This preschool Christmas crafts idea is cute and fun. They will love making their own snowglobes.

 

snowglobe craft

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

B. Set-up

 

Create a circle shape out of blue paper and a base out of white paper. Use a glue stick to glue these parts together to make the globe.

 

Then, create a snowman shape out of white paper. Lastly, make a hat shape out of black paper!

 

C. Activity

 

Draw on some eyes, add a nose, mouth, buttons and use a pipe cleaner to be the scarf for the snowman!

 

Glue on the snowman towards the bottom of the blue area of the globe. Then, the kids can add snow to their globe by using Q-tips to dab on some snow or snow confetti!

 

Lastly, you can create some Christmas lights at the bottom of the globe by finger painting using washable paint!

 


#24: Christmas Tree Name Craft

 

This preschool Christmas crafts idea helps them learn the letters of their name.

 

Using a Q-tip to paint is one of our go-to activities! It’s an easy tool for the kids to use, and we always have them on hand.

 

christmas tree name craft

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

B. Set-up

 

Cut the number of triangles out that you need to make your child’s name. Also, cut a tree trunk out!

 

Have your little one write the letters of their name on the triangles, or you can do this part for them.

 

C. Activity

 

The kids will glue on the triangle pieces in the correct order to build their name. Then, they will add the tree trunk at the bottom!

 

They will use Q-tips and dip them in paint to create ornaments for their tree. We used red and green, but you can use as many colors as you’d like!

 

Lastly, add a star on top of the tree!

 


#25: Reindeer Paper Plate Craft

 

This reindeer paper plate craft is one of our ALL time favorite DIY Christmas crafts we have ever done!

 

I love when kids can play with the crafts afterward. They get more into creating when they know they can play with it when it’s done!

 

reindeer paper plate craft

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

B. Set-up

 

Paint a paper plate brown using acrylic paint. Once it’s dry, cut a hole at the top so the kids can see through!

 

C. Activity

 

Trace the kid’s hands-on brown construction paper and use hot glue to glue them to the top of the plate. These will be the reindeer’s antlers!

 

Glue a popsicle stick on the back of the plate so the kids can hold it up to be a mask! Lastly, hot glue a red pom in the center of the plate to be Rudolf’s nose!

 


#26: Gingerbread Paper Craft

 

This paper gingerbread craft is the cutest! The kids will love making the gingerbread outfits!

 

This is an easy preschool Christmas crafts idea to make for the holidays.

 

gingerbread paper craft

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

  • paper
  • washable paint
  • Q-tips
  • mini bows
  • scissors
  • glue stick
  • mini bells
  • buttons
  • poms
  • googly eyes

 

B. Set-up

 

Create gingerbread people out of brown paper and cut them out!

 

Make the outfits out of green and red paper. Then, measure up how big the gingerbread people are to know how big to make the clothes.

 

C. Activity

 

Make faces for each one adding googly eyes, checks, and a mouth!

 

Have the kids glue on their outfits add on some details like poms, bells, or even paint on them using Q-tips!

 

Lastly, make white squiggly lines on the head, arms, and legs to be the frosting to them. These turn out to be the cutest Christmas craft!

 


#27: Tree Cutting Cards

 

Do you like making homemade cards? These cards are EASY and fun!

 

It’s the perfect preschool Christmas crafts idea that they can do pretty much on their own.

 

tree cutting cards

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

  • white paper
  • construction paper
  • scissors
  • glue stick
  • glitter glue
  • poms
  • buttons
  • glue

 

B. Set-up

 

Cut a white sheet of paper in half. Also, cut some triangles out of green and red paper (they need to be a few different sizes).

 

C. Activity

 

The kids will cut little slits at the bottom of each triangle. Once they are done with that, they will paste them from largest to smallest to make a tree.

 

They can flip up some of the edges to make them stand out a little bit! Then, the kids can add glitter glue, poms, or buttons to be the ornaments for the tree.

 


#28: Wreath Sensory Craft

 

This simple sensory craft is great for an easy preschool Christmas crafts idea that adults will love too.

 

Making these wreaths would be great at a holiday party.

 

wreath sensory craft

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

  • white paper
  • bow tie/ spiral noodles
  • acrylic paint
  • ziplock bag
  • parchment paper
  • art tray
  • poms
  • paintbrush
  • glue
  • hot glue

 

B. Set-up

 

Paint the pasta noodle individually, or you can place them in a ziplock bag, add some acrylic paint and shake it up!

 

Dump out the noodles on an art tray and let them dry. You may need to use a paintbrush and get the spots where the paint didn’t reach!

Lastly, on a piece of white paper, draw and paint a wreath.

 

C. Activity

 

Once the noodles are dry, have the kids glue them on the wreath. We created a bow tie noodle wreath and a spiral noodle wreath.

 

After the noodles are glued on, grab a hot glue gun to add on the poms. The adult should do this step if you are doing this with little ones.

 

Add a red bow tie noodle to the top of each wreath for the bow, and you have a beautiful Christmas wreath craft.

 


#29: Fingerprint Trees

 

This preschool Christmas crafts idea is too adorable and fun to make.

 

This Christmas craft is a wonderful keepsake to remember. Don’t forget to add the date to it when you are done!

 

fingerprint tree craft

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

  • cardstock paper
  • washable paint
  • glue stick
  • scissors
  • cotton balls
  • glue

 

B. Set-up

 

Draw and cut out a few tree shapes from green and brown paper. Then, have the kids paste them together on the blue paper.

 

Lastly, draw some black lines to be the light strings on each tree.

 

C. Activity

 

The kids will dip their fingers in paint and make colored lights on each string! Have a paper towel nearby so they can just wipe off their finger for a new color.

 

They can add snow at the top of the page by using white paint.

 

At the bottom of the page, add some glue, and they can spread out cotton balls to look like fluffy snow!

 

RELATED: Winter Activities for Kids

 


#30: Marshmallow Snowman Craft

 

This had to be one of my son’s favorite crafts we have ever done together!

 

It’s the best preschool Christmas crafts idea because of the marshmallows.

 

marshmallow snowman craft

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

  • paper
  • mini marshmallows
  • buttons
  • glue
  • glue stick
  • marker

 

B. Set-up

 

Draw a snowman shape on paper and create the accessories for the snowman out of construction paper (hat, nose, scarf, and arms).

 

C. Activity

 

Have the kids use a glue stick to attach all the pieces of the snowman. Then, they will add buttons using regular glue.

 

You can either outline the snowman in glue, or you can cover the entire belly. Then, your little one will stick mini marshmallows on to cover the glue.

 

This is such a fun Christmas and winter craft to try with the kids.

 


#31: Reindeer Stick Crafts

 

Popsicle sticks are fun and easy to make! This reindeer craft is so fun and colorful!

 

This is a great craft to also work on some color-matching skills too.

reindeer popsicle stick craft

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

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B. Set-up

 

Paint the popsicle sticks using brown acrylic paint. Then, wait for them to dry. This will take about 20 minutes. If you want to add glitter, sprinkle it onto the sticks when they are wet.

 

Once they are dry, make a triangle shape out of three popsicle sticks and hot glue them together.

 

C. Activity

 

Cut a triangle shape out of brown cardstock paper and glue it to the back of the popsicle sticks so you can make a face on the reindeer.

 

Add googly eyes to the paper.

 

Cut a pipe cleaner into three pieces to make the antlers for the reindeer. Make the center pipe cleaner longer and wrap two smaller pipe cleaners around it. Use tape or hot glue to attach them to the back of the sticks.

 

Have the kids use school glue to attach the pom as the nose! What a fun and cute reindeer craft.

 


#32: Paper Bag Reindeer

 

How adorable are these paper bag reindeer crafts? I love this can work as decor around your house too!

 

This is a great preschool Christmas crafts idea, and they will love seeing the end result.

 

bag reindeer craft

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

  • paper bags
  • scrapbook paper
  • hot glue
  • glue
  • tape
  • scissors
  • craft lights
  • paper

 

 

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B. Set-up

 

Stuff your paper bag with newspaper or pieces of crumpled construction paper. Then, fold the top of the bag over and tape it down in the back.

 

C. Activity

 

Create the pieces to make the reindeer. You’ll need to make paper eyes, antlers, a nose, and ears.

 

We used glitter scrapbook paper for the antlers and the ears.

 

Then, we used regular paper to make the eyes and ears. You can tape these pieces on or use a glue stick!

 

Lastly, we used craft mini lights and added a few on the antlers! Check out your cute reindeer craft! Set it up around the house for Christmas decor.

 


#33: Paper Strip Reindeer

 

Looking for a simple reindeer craft to do with your kids?

 

This preschool Christmas crafts idea will be such a hit, and you can work on some cutting and gluing skills.

 

paper strip reindeer

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

  • brown paper
  • cardstock paper
  • sparkly brown paper
  • red buttons
  • googly eyes
  • glue
  • glue stick

 

B. Set-up

 

Create strips of brown paper, then glue them on another piece of cardstock paper. You’ll want to make it in the shape of a circle.

 

C. Activity

 

To make the reindeer, add on googly eyes, a red button for the nose, and make antlers out of brown sparkly scrapbook paper.

This craft would be perfect to use as a Christmas card to send to someone special. Write a sweet message on it.

 


#34: Plate Reindeer Craft

 

This preschool Christmas crafts idea is so fun with the sparkly paper!

 

It’s super simple for kids to make too.

 

reindeer paper plate craft

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

  • paper plates
  • brown acrylic paint
  • red poms
  • brown paper
  • scissors
  • glue

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B. Set-up

 

Cut a paper plate in a triangle shape and paint it brown! We used dark and light brown paints.

 

C. Activity

 

While you are waiting for the plates to dry, create the antlers. We used brown sparkly scrapbook paper for some of them and brown construction paper for the others.

 

The kids can use a glue stick to glue on the antlers or school glue.

 

Then, add on googly eyes and glue on a red pom for the nose. This is a simple and fun reindeer craft for kids.

RELATED: Paper Plate Crafts for Kids 

 


#35: Handprint Reindeer

 

Handprint crafts are just the best.

 

This is a great preschool Christmas craft idea to try, especially with the little fingerprint lights!

 

reindeer handprint card

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

  • brown paper
  • scissors
  • glue stick
  • sparkly paper
  • paint
  • marker

 

B. Set-up

 

Create a reindeer face and paste it onto paper!

 

C. Activity

 

Paint your child’s hand brown and make prints above the reindeer face that you created.

 

Then, make a race for the reindeer out of paper, googly eyes and sparkly paper!

 


#36: Reindeer Countdown Chain

 

Want a fun way to countdown the days till Christmas?

 

Make one of these preschool Christmas crafts ideas to get them excited!

 

christmas craft countdown chains

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

  • paper
  • googly eyes
  • poms
  • stapler

 

B. Set-up

 

Cut strips of brown cardstock or construction paper.

 

C. Activity

 

Create a loop by stapling the two ends of the strip of paper together. Then, make a reindeer face by gluing on googly eyes, a red pom and antlers at the top.

 

You’ll have to hot glue the red pom in place, so it stays!

 

Then, loop another of the strips through the reindeer’s face and staple that together. Keep repeating this process until you have enough links for however many days you want to countdown!

 

We start this on December 1st, so we create 24 links!

 


#37: Reindeer Pom Painting

 

I have a couple of different ways that you can use poms to create Christmas crafts!

 

These are all fun and easy preschool Christmas craft ideas to try.

 

christmas pom painting craft

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

  • poms
  • paint
  • cardstock paper
  • poms
  • clothespins
  • washable paint
  • googly eyes
  • glue

 

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B. Set-up

 

Draw your shapes on cardstock paper with a pencil for the kids to know where they are supposed to make prints.

 

C. Activity

 

The kids will dip the poms into paint and make prints on each of the shapes you want to make!

 

To make the reindeer craft, you’ll make antlers out of construction paper. The kids will make the prints first so they don’t get paint onto the antlers.

 

Then, they will use a glue stick to attach the antlers on!

 

Have the kids make prints with red and green paint and poms on the antlers. Then, make a string out of a marker around the pom prints so it looks like lights around the antler’s ears!

 


#38: Reindeer Pudding Cup

 

These reindeer pudding cups are great for a Christmas party!

 

Kids and adults will love these adorable reindeer pudding cups. They are an easy dessert to make.

 

reindeer pudding cup snack

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

  • pudding cups
  • googly eyes
  • sparkly poms
  • cardstock paper
  • scissors
  • hot glue

 

B. Set-up

 

Use a hot glue gun to add googly eyes and a red pom on the front of the pudding cup.

 

C. Activity

 

Create reindeer antlers for the cup out of brown cardstock paper. Then, cut them out and hot glue them to the back of the pudding cup.

 

Serve for a fun snack at your Christmas party! This is such a fun and cute reindeer craft snack for everyone!

 


#39: Reindeer Gift Bag Craft

 

I have the cutest DIY giftbag idea for you to make for your kids, family members or teachers.

 

This reindeer craft is simple too! I love how they turned out.

 

reindeer craft giftbag

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

  • brown gift bag
  • candy canes
  • tape
  • hot glue
  • googly eyes
  • poms
  • Christmas tissue paper

 

B. Set-up

 

Glue the googly eyes onto the brown gift bag.

 

C. Activity

 

Use a hot glue gun to attach the red pom in the center of the bag.

 

Grab two candy canes and tape them to the inside of the gift bag. We used making tape so they would hold up good.

 

Add your Christmas tissue paper and gift and you are all set. This is the cutest gift bag to give for the holidays.

 

RELATED: Reindeer Crafts for Kids 

 


#40: Stick Tree Craft

These preschool Christmas crafts ideas are a must-try activity. They turn out absolutely beautiful.

They are so colorful and fun! My kids loved choosing the supplies for each one.

 

popsicle stick christmas tree craft

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

B. Set-up

 

Grab some colored popsicle sticks or paint them using acrylic paint.

 

If you choose to paint them. wait for them to dry, then hot glue them in a triangle shape to make a tree! If you choose colored sticks, you can do this step right away.

 

Then, cut a square of brown construction paper out and paste it to the back of the sticks for the bottom of the tree.

 

C. Activity

 

Let the kids decorate the trees using the supplies you have! We used all the items that are listed in the materials section. Most can be glued on using regular school glue.

 

The only one that had to be hot glued on was the mini ornaments.

 

Place a star sticker at the top of the tree! These are adorable and turn out SO cool!

 


#41: Coffee Filter Christmas Trees

 

Coloring coffee filters never gets old! This is a classic activity that turns out beautiful.

 

This preschool Christmas craft idea is a fun process to do, and it’s super simple for kids.

 

coffee filter christmas tree craft

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

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B. Set-up

 

Color the coffee filters using a green marker. We used a light and dark green marker so they would blend together!

 

Spray the coffee filter using a squirt bottle. Make sure the entire coffee filter is damp. Let these air dry (this process does take a few hours to completely dry).

 

C. Activity

 

Fold the coffee filter in half by bringing the top down to the bottom. Then, bring one side over the other and flatten. This will form the triangle shapes for the tree.

 

To make sure that the coffee filters stay down, add a piece of tape.

 

Stack three of these triangles together to make one tree. To get them to stay together, add a piece of tape to each one!

 

Then, have the kids use glitter glue, poms, buttons, or gems for the ornaments of the tree.

 

Lastly, add a star sticker at the top and a clothespin at the bottom to create the Christmas tree crafts!

 


#42: Cardboard Christmas Trees

 

I found these amazing fake pine pipe cleaners at Hobby Lobby. I use them all the time for Christmas crafting.

 

This preschool Christmas craft idea is fun for the kids to make, and they look like real trees!

 

cardboard christmas tree craft

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

  • cardboard
  • box cutter
  • pine pipe cleaners
  • construction paper
  • glue
  • poms
  • hot glue
  • star stickers

 

B. Set-up

 

Cut triangle shapes out of cardboard using a box cutter. I love doing crafts using recycled materials like this, it’s a great lesson for the kids to show them they can create some fun and new out of materials we already have.

 

C. Activity

 

Cut the pine pipe cleaners to fit onto the tree. Then, hot glue them down on the cardboard.

 

Have the kids use glue to put the poms on the trees.

 

Tape a piece of brown paper square to the back of the cardboard for the trunk of the tree. Lastly, add a star on top!

 


#43: Sponge Christmas Trees

 

I love sponge crafts because they are easy for the kids to make!

 

This preschool Christmas crafts idea is great because you just new a few supplies.

 

sponge christmas tree craft

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

  • sponges
  • scissors
  • Q-tips
  • acrylic paint
  • cardstock paper
  • marker
  • star sticker

 

B. Set-up

 

Cut out a triangle shape on a sponge.

C. Activity

 

Have the kids use a paintbrush and paint the sponge. Make prints on white card stock paper. Then, use a brown marker to draw the tree trunk of the tree.

 

Add some paint into a paint tray and have the kids use Q-tips to create ornaments on the trees!

 

If you don’t want to use Q-tips, you can also finger-paint the ornaments on each tree.

 

This is such a fun and simple Christmas tree craft.

 


#44: Christmas Puffy Paint

 

Make your own puffy paint with just a few ingredients that you probably have right at home!

 

I have a few different puffy paint ideas for you here, not just a Christmas tree craft.

 

christmas puffy paint

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

  • foam shaving cream
  • glue
  • food coloring
  • cardboard or card stock paper
  • acrylic paint
  • googly eyes

 

B. Set-up

 

Make puffy paint by mixing equal parts shaving cream and glue. Add your choice of food coloring in.

 

Draw your shapes on cardboard or card stock paper.

 

C. Activity

 

Have the kids use a spoon to scoop out the puffy paint and place it on the picture. Then, they will use a paintbrush to spread the paint around.

 

To create the Christmas tree, you can just stick poms on top of the paint, they will stick!

 

When making the Santa shape, leave some room so they can glue googly eyes down.

 

Lastly, you can make a reindeer by painting the face using acrylic paint. Use the puffy paint to make the reindeer’s nose and antlers.

 

It takes a night for the puffy paint to dry, it will flatten a little bit, then the kids can feel it!

 


#45: Rice Christmas Trees

 

Here’s another fun preschool Christmas craft idea that uses sensory fillers.

 

We love using rice to create crafts. The process of coloring the rice is fun for the kids, and they love crafting with it.

 

christmas tress sensory craft

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

  • cardstock paper
  • acrylic paint
  • construction paper
  • tape
  • googly eyes
  • glue
  • rice
  • ziplock bags
  • art trays
  • parchment paper

 

B. Set-up

 

Color the rice by adding 1 cup of rice into a ziplock bag. Then, squirt some acrylic paint inside, close the bag then shake it up until the rice is covered in the paint. Dump out the rice on an art tray that is covered with parchment paper for easy cleanup.

 

Repeat this process if you want to do other colors for the ornaments!

 

Make sure to spread the rice out on the parchment paper, so it doesn’t stick together. It takes just a few minutes to dry.

 

C. Activity

 

Create your Christmas trees by drawing them on paper and then painting them using acrylic paint. Make a trunk for your tree out of brown construction paper.

 

If you want to add on googly eyes, glue them on and make a smile for your trees.

 

Then, add a thin layer of glue to the rest of the tree and spread it out using a popsicle stick. Sprinkle the rice onto the tree! You can do the green rice and then add on some rainbow rice for the ornaments!

 

If you don’t want to make rainbow rice, you can just glue poms on instead for the ornaments. Lastly, add a star on top!

 

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#46: Melted Snowman Craft

 

Oh no! The snowman melted! This is such a fun winter craft for kids of all ages.

It’s a wonderful way to get their imaginations going and work on writing skills.

 

melted snowman craft

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

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B. Set-up

 

Print off my FREE melted snowman printable! Then, create a puffy paint mixture (equal parts shaving cream and glue).

 

Create a head for the snowman using paper, googly eyes, and a marker.

 

C. Activity

 

Have kids create a melted pile of snow at the top of the page with puffy paint! TIP: I usually have the kids scoop it out using a spoon then spread it using a paintbrush.

 

Place the snowman’s head on top of the melted pile of snow. Then, the kids can add on buttons and stick arms.

 

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Craft #47: Snowman Doily Craft

 

This preschool Christmas crafts idea is quick and fun. Kids can do this one on their own!

 

Sometimes you just need a quick activity to fill a few minutes. This craft is perfect for that.

 

doily snowman craft

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

  • doilies
  • glue stick
  • construction paper
  • glue
  • buttons
  • scissors
  • scrapbook paper

 

B. Set-up

 

The kids will glue down doilies on a piece of paper. We could only fit two with how big ours were.

 

Create a hat, arms, and scarf for the kids.

 

C. Activity

 

Your kids can glue down the hat, arms and create a face for the snowman! Then, they can glue down the buttons.

 

This is such an easy and fun craft- perfect for toddlers!

 

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Craft #48: Snowman Paper Plate Craft

 

Try these preschool Christmas crafts ideas to work on color-matching skills.

 

I love this snowman craft because it doesn’t require you to paint the paper plates! That part is already done 🙂

 

snowman paper plate craft

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

  • paper plates
  • hot glue
  • poms
  • pipe cleaners
  • googly eyes
  • construction paper
  • glue
  • acrylic paint
  • circle paintbrush

 

circle paint brushes

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B. Set-up

 

Create a face for the snowmen by adding on googly eyes, a nose out of construction paper, a marker, and cheeks using acrylic paint.

 

C. Activity

 

Have the kids identify what color the earmuffs should be based on the color of the cheeks.

 

Attach two poms to the sides of the paper plate to be the earmuffs. Then, cut a pipe cleaner and hot glue the ends to the poms!

 

RELATED: How to Teach your Toddler Colors

 


#49: Ripped Snow Craft

 

 

Creating this snowman craft for toddlers just takes a few minutes.

 

ripped snow paper craft

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

B. Set-up

 

Create three circle shapes and paste them to paper to make a snowman. Then, make the hat and arms and paste them on.

 

C. Activity

 

The kids will rip paper and paste it to the paper using a glue stick. Then, they can paste it around the snowman and on the ground.

 

Add googly eyes, a nose, mouth, and some buttons!

 

RELATED: Winter Crafts for Kids

 


#50: Cupcake Liner Snowman

 

Is this not the cutest little snowman craft for toddlers you have ever seen?

 

This is an adorable preschool Christmas crafts idea that takes minutes to make.

 

cupcake liner snowman craft

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

  • paper
  • paint
  • cupcake liners
  • googly eyes
  • marker
  • scissors
  • glue
  • Q-tips
  • buttons

 

B. Set-up

 

Create a face in one of the cupcake liners by using googly eyes, construction paper, and a marker!

 

C. Activity

 

Use a glue stick to glue three cupcake liners on in a row. Glue two buttons of the other two liners. Then, add some arms for the snowman using a brown marker.

 

Lastly, you can have the kids use Q-tips and white paint to make snow all around the snowman! It’s a fun way for the kids to paint and the Q-tips make the perfect snowflakes.

 

RELATED: Snowman Crafts for Kids 

 


Final Thoughts and Conclusions

 

I hope you found some magical preschool Christmas crafts ideas that you can try this holiday season!

 

Christmas is the best time of year to craft with your preschooler. You’ll make such fun memories doing these DIY crafts together!

 

I’d love to hear about some Christmas crafts that you have done with kids. Also, what activities or traditions do you do at home? Please share with our community!

 

Happy Holidays!

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