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It’s no secret that kids love Christmas – Santa Claus, the Christmas tree, candy canes, and gifts galore! The toys may be used and forgotten and the new games may break, but it’s the activities you do together that become cherished Christmas memories.
Check out these 10 easy and cheap DIY Christmas craft ideas for kids to make and will also help you spend more fun time with your kids! This weekend, gather these materials together with your special little one and make something you’ll both be proud to display this season!
1. The Christmas Ball
Photo By: Kinassaueur Style
These gorgeous Christmas ornaments can be made by children 10 years and older with some direction, and little ones will enjoy helping out. Who doesn’t appreciate some Christmas sparkle?
Time and Money: The cost of this project ranges from $8 – $15, depending on whether you re-purpose materials or buy everything new. Making the ornaments takes about 5 minutes each, but you and your child may have to wait in between coats of decoupage. Plan a movie or some other quiet activity for your child while waiting.
2. Wrapping Paper Christmas Tree Ornaments
Photo By: Her Tool Belt
This is an easy Christmas craft for kids of all ages. Older kids will love decorating their trees to show off their art skills, but even the youngest will be able to help out. Best of all, this is a very inexpensive craft you can make from materials you have at home right now.
Time and Money: These are very easy Christmas crafts for kids to make, and very inexpensive. Everyone has scraps of wrapping paper lying around during the holiday season! If you need to purchase cinnamon sticks and sequins this project could cost a grand total of $2.50. They don’t take very long to make, either: 15 – 20 minutes if you’re measuring and being exact. They only take about 5 minutes if you are confident enough to cut without measuring!
3. Orange Slice Ornaments
Photo by: Chatelaine
Not only are these pretty and old-fashioned, your kids will love the way they make the house smell! These are very easy Christmas crafts for kids to make at home. Any child old enough to use a knife in the kitchen is old enough to make these on their own as gifts for friends or family.
Time and Money: This is another project with very little active work, but some serious waiting time. For smaller children, handle the cutting and oven on your own, but let them decorate with cloves, thread the ribbon and tie the bows. Give them final say on where they should be hung as well! These would look beautiful around a fireplace, on your Christmas tree, or hanging over doorknobs. The cost is $4 – $5.
4. Bubblegum Ornaments
Photo By: Cut Out + Keep
These gorgeous ornaments may look like the work of a skilled artist, but they could very well be the work of a five-year-old. That can be your little secret! These colourful Christmas crafts are the perfect marriage of ‘easy’ and ‘impressive’.
Time and Money: This is a more expensive craft if you purchase several glass balls, but the final product can be very inexpensive individually: about $1.50 an ornament! This would make a great Christmas craft for older kids who want something they can make as a gift.
5. Christmas Candies Lawn Ornaments
These Christmas lawn goodies are easy and fun for kids. They are also cheap and easy Christmas crafts for kids to make at school. They would look just great as part of a classroom display! Give your little artists a candy on which to model their painting… and when they’re done, they get to eat it!
Photo by: Smart School House
Time and Money: This project can be completed in stages, with activities in between the glue or paint drying. If you’re doing this project from home, plan on spending a few hours with craft materials out! This project can range in price depending on whether you have garden stakes you can use, and leftover paint.
6. Balloon Christmas Lights
Photo by: Living Locurto
Note: this project is easy to adapt to make oversized ornaments instead of lights: simply tie a bow around the cup and tape or glue in place. Use a pipe cleaner to create an oversized hook, and thread that through the cup instead of ribbon, like so: Time and Money: Quick and cheap, this project takes no more than 15 minutes to make, and costs less than $4 to create an impressive garland of balloon ‘lights’!
7. Sock Snowmen
Photo By: Darkroom and Dearly
These cuties are made from items you may already have in the house and are super-easy to make. Everyone has that stray sock with no partner: never has there been a better use for it! A child six or older should be able to make one of these snowmen with help, and older kids will enjoy coming up with accessories to use. The sock snowmen would look charming on a mantle or before a fire and would make a great accessory for a laundry room or child’s bedroom.
Time and Money: The rubber bands and bag of rice could cost as much as $7.50, but this presumes you have no rubber bands or rice at home! This can be made in 5 to 20 minutes, depending on how fancy and detailed you want to make your sock snowman.
8. Salt Dough Ornaments
Photo By: Wholefully
Salt dough ornaments are a traditional favourite. You can decorate them using rubber stamps, paint them, or add glue glitter or other decorations on them once they are baked! Get the printable version of recipe from Publix.
Time and Money: It costs between $7 and $10 to make these ornaments if you have to purchase all the ingredients. If you also purchase the rolling pin, cookie cutters, and parchment paper, this project will cost about $20. Making the dough and getting the ornaments ready for the oven takes about 45 minutes, and decoration time may take about the same amount of time again. This is a project for a long, lazy afternoon! Note: these are not delicious! Be sure your little one knows you are making ornaments, not cookies. Calling it ‘clay’ instead of ‘dough’ may help!
9. Paper Chain Countdown Snowman
Photo By: From ABCs to ACTs
This is a great project to try with younger kids up to age 8 or 9. It allows you to stave off the “are we there, yet?” anticipation of Christmas, helps teach counting to little ones, and can be tweaked so that it is also a fond source of Christmas memories. Read on to learn how!
Time and Money: This craft costs just a few dollars to make, presuming that all you have to purchase is construction paper. This can be a very quick craft (15 minutes) or a long one if you decide to use the ‘memories’ idea.
10. Rose and Candy Cane Centrepieces
Photo By: Katie Brown Home Workshop
These centrepieces are so easy to create and so beautiful that kids will glow with pride when guests assume you made them!
Time and Money: This is a quick and simple project, and a great way to keep kids busy during that crucial 20 minutes before guests arrive for a party! This project would take an adult 10-15 minutes to complete. The cost varies: if you already have a vase and rubber bands at home, a pretty spool of ribbon may just cost you a dollar or two. Flowers can be expensive, but if you search around, you can find a pretty bouquet for $10, bringing the total project cost to about $12.
We hope you and your little ones enjoy these ten easy crafts this Christmas! For more festive ideas, check out our Christmas page.