Toddler Christmas Crafts

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 put together a list of 14 easy Christmas themed craft ideas for your toddler that will make a cheap addition to your tree.

14 Toddler Christmas Craft Ideas

1. Button Xmas Tree

Supplies: 

  • Jumbo, Normal
  • Tiny Craft Sticks
  • Hot Glue
  • Tacky Glue
  • Christmas Buttons

I used hot glue to assemble to tree ahead of time.  This makes it much easier to let the little hands go nuts with the buttons!

When your toddler s ready, you can put the strips of tacky glue along the green craft sticks.

This makes it very easy for a child to press down the buttons as they see fit along the glued up stick.

2. Footprint Snowman

Supplies:
Your toddler will have fun with this one, but it can also get messy fast if you’re not carrful!
Simply get the paint ready and paint your baby’s foot white! Press it down on to the colored paper, and lift slowly to leave a well defined foot print.
Once you clean the foot, and give the paint a minute to dry, you can then get to work on decorating the print with snow man features.
Footprint Snowman

3. Pony Bead Christmas Tree

Supplies:

  • Craft Sticks
  • Hot Glue
  • Tacky Glue
  • Pony Beads
  • Twine

Again, it may be wise to assemble the tree frame with the hot glue before your child joins in.

Once you have the frame ready, and have added the twine to the top of the structure, you can then cover the frame in glue ready for the button onslaught.

Your child can then get as playful as they like while decorating the tree.

Pony Bead Christmas Tree

4. Paper Plate Wreath

Supplies:

  • Paper Plates
  • Green Paint
  • Paint Brush
  • Tacky Glue
  • Pompoms

To prepare, just cut the center of the paper plate out in advance.

Allow your child to paint like crazy with a xmassy green color until covered…. or close to.

Your child can then dab the pompoms in glue and stick them on as they please.

Paper Plate Wreath

5. Thumbprint Santa and Reindeer

Supplies:

  • Paper
  • Paint
  • Markers (idea from Crafty Morning)

This one is a lot of fun!! It is easier than it looks at first, but will require your involvement throughout.

You will have to help your toddler place their thumbprint appropriately to get the correct arrangement.

Your child can add the legs, while you add the other details that could be a bit too advanced for younger toddlers.

On completion, you can have a very neat and impressive Christmas craft.

Thumbprint santa and reindeer

6. Paper Plate Christmas Tree

Supplies:

  • Paper Plates
  • Green Paint
  • Paint Brush
  • Tacky Glue
  • Pompoms

Paper Plate Christmas Tree

7. Footprint Xmas Tree

Supplies:

  • White Paper
  • Green Paint
  • Markers

Once the green footprint was dry, I added the decorations with sharpies and hot glued a ribbon to the back.

Foot Print Xmas Tree

8. Painted Popsicle Star

Supplies:

  • Tiny Craft Sticks
  • Shimmery Gold Paint
  • Hot Glue

This is another one where pre-assembling the popsicle sticks may be necessary.

Once you have the structure it is just a matter of painting with a glowing golden color.

Painted Popsicle Star

9. Kids Button Snowflake

Supplies:

  • Jumbo Craft Sticks
  • Hot Glue
  • White Paint
  • Paint Brush
  • Tacky Glue
  • Buttons

The snowflake was preassembled with hot glue before being painted white.

Once the paint is dry, you can add lines of the tacky glue while your baby follows the trail and adds the buttons how they want.

Kids Button Snowflake

10. Snowman

Supplies:

  • Construction Paper
  • Glue Sticks
  • White Paint
  • Q-tips

Pre-cutting all the pieces for this project will make things run a bit smoother.

Using a glue stick and some guidance your child will be able to assemble the snow globe shape and snowman.

The final touches are the blotches of paint showing the surrounding snow.

Snowman

11. Snowflake Ornament

Supplies:

  • Craft Sticks
  • Hot Glue
  • White Paint
  • Glitter

I pre assembled the popsicle sticks into the snowflake shape to make it easier.

You can then hand over to your toddler to apply the light colored paint, before sprinkling the glitter over when the paint is still a bit sticky.

Snowflake Ornament

12. Painted Christmas Tree

Supplies:

  • Ceramic Trees
  • Paint

Using pre-bought ceramic trees, you can apply green paint liberally.

Before the paint has time to dry you can start sprinkling the glitter on and it will stick in uneven clumps.

Resembling some very abstract Christmas art!

Painted Christmas Tree

13. Q Tip Snowflake

Supplies:

  • Construction Paper
  • Tacky Glue
  • Q-Tips

You can guide your child by doing the glue, and having them lay down the q tips in line with the template that you set.

Your toddler may lights up as the shape of the snowflake starts to take shape!

It is not so obvious at first, but will be resembling a familiar frozen print in no time.

Q Tip Snowflake

14. Painted Wooden Christmas Tree

Supplies:

  • Wooden Christmas Trees
  • Paint
  • Q-Tips

These are more of a pre-bought template that can be painted easily, and generously.

Once dry, you can get creative with the red paint, and spots of glitter applied with the q-tips.

Painted Wooden Christmas Tree

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