Christmas is an exciting time for a little toddler, and what better way to get your children involved in the preparations than having them help make some of the decorations.
We have curated a number of simple craft ideas that you can turn into family activities as the holiday season approaches.
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8 Christmas Craft Ideas for Toddlers
1. Paper Chain Christmas Trees
A little bit of trickery will turn one tree cut into four. Watch your kids light up as you pull the paper apart to reveal the layers that hide underneath.
Once cut you can either have your kids try and cut out their own, or they could just get to work decorating them.
We have used buttons and pom poms, but you can draw, paint, or color your way to a fun decoration.
2. Christmas Craft Hats
If you have guests coming over for Christmas dinner then you can prepare a cardboard xmas hat for everyone.
All you need is some rolled up cardboard, pipe cleaners, and some tinsel. From there you can decorate as you please.
A great way for the kids to make a visible contribution to the big day.
3. Christmas Tree Paper Craft
This craft idea requires a bit more precision to complete and will be a challenge for younger toddlers.
Cutting the trees is the easy part, but threading a straw through the paper without tearing it will need to be done with care.
But the end result is worth some patience!
4. Popsicle Sticks Christmas Trees
This Christmas tree project is a little more forgiving in the assembly, and more focussed on the decorative side of things.
You create your tree structure using craft sticks and can then paint and stick your way to a unique xmas tree decoration.
5. Footprint Snowman
Your toddler will have fun with this one, but it can also get messy fast if you’re not careful!
Simply get the paint ready and paint your baby’s foot white! Press it down onto the colored paper, and lift slowly to leave a well-defined footprint.
Once you clean the foot and give the paint a minute to dry, you can then get to work on decorating the print with snowman features.
Check out more snowman craft ideas here.
6. Santa Sleigh Candy Craft
The shape of two candy canes side by side looks just like the skis on Santas sled. Using this as a base you can construct a full sleigh shape using chocolate bars, or other candies you may have in the kitchen.
When you add in a basic Santa and reindeer cut out then you get this cute little Santa sled that makes for a great xmas decoration that the kids can tuck into after the festivities are done.
7. Paper Mache Christmas Tree
While they do not have the full shape of a Christmas tree, these paper mache trees can be an elegant centerpiece on your coffee table, and an easy addition to your decorations this year.
Using the paper mache cones as your base, all you need to do is find a pattern that you like to cover them up and then add a star on top for a nice finishing touch.
In the picture attached we have a suggested display setup with some traditional ornaments at the base.
8. Clothespin Reindeer Ornament Craft
Using some ordinary household clothespins you can make these mini reindeer that can be hung on the Xmas tree like an ornament.
They are quick & easy to make, and with the main body being a basic clothes peg you can make a lot of them for not much money (if any!).
A cute addition to any Xmas tree!
More Holiday Themes Crafts
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These simple Christmas craft ideas will keep the family going for many hours.
Each has a different set of challenges for your kids to master and present some great learning opportunities while making a contribution to the holiday decorations.