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4 Amazing Art and Craft Ideas for Christmas to do With Kids

By Shiwani PandeyDecember 09, 2022
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It’s nearly Christmas time of the year again!! Are you looking for some of the best ideas for Christmas crafts for kids during the holiday season? Then, this blog is the best treat for you. 

Kids love making adorable & unique Christmas crafts, and this is the best opportunity for parents and kids to have fun together and make memories by sharing special bonds. And, of course, who doesn’t remember decorating the Christmas tree or creating a Christmas tree handprint with their grandparents or distributing gifts to their friends? And making Christmas crafts is not only a way to impart creativity in kids and one of the best indoor activities.

So, this Christmas, instead of sitting the kids down for an animated movie in the theatre, awaken your inner artist & be the best art & craft companion for your kids. The best part about these projects is that they are inexpensive and can be used to decorate homes as well as classrooms. 

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Let’s start with making a Christmas tree handprint.

1. How to Make a Christmas Tree Handprint?

Christmas time is the perfect occasion to brush up on their hand-printed skills. Making handprint art is also fun, as even the family's youngest member can participate in the art-making fun. 

Let’s make this Christmas tree craft and transform your Christmas cards or decor.

What You Need:

  • White card stock paper

  • Washable paints like acrylic paints

  • Brush

  • Decorative items for the tree like stars, glitter, & tea trunk etc.

Step By Step Instructions 

  • Grab your white card stock paper and place it on a plain surface 

  • Have your kids lather their hands with green paint and imprint it on the paper. However, to make the process less messy, you can paint your children’s hands green with the help of a painting brush before imprinting. 

  • When the kids place their hands on the paper, have them put them in a pyramid or triangle shape to look like a tree. For example, start with three prints on the bottom, 2 in the middle, and one on the top.

  • Cut a brown coloured paper in a small rectangle shape to make a tea trunk. Glue it.

  • Once the imprinting is done, set aside the paper and let it dry.

  • When it is dried well, glue the beautiful star on top of it and sprinkle glitter all over it. Alternatively, you can have your kids dip their fingers in different paint colours and put fingerprints all over the tree. It will also look adorable. So, this is how you can make a pretty handprint Christmas tree on canvas.

2. How To Make Christmas Lolly Stick Crafts?

Spread love, peace, and happiness with these cute little popsicle stick angels. These angel crafts for Christmas are easy to make with essential supplies and things lying around in your home. Though the market is filled with plenty of online crafts & decorative items, nothing can beat the excitement of using random household materials and turning them into something unique. 

What You Need:

  • Jumbo popsicle stick

  • Brown and white cupcake liners

  • Pipe cleaner in gold colour

  • Peach cardstock 

  • White acrylic paint and paintbrush 

  • Scissors & glue

  • Coloured markers

Step By Step Instructions 

  • Take the popsicle stick and paint it white colour with a paintbrush. You may require more than one coat to apply the snowy white effect perfectly. Set it aside and let it dry.

  • Now cut the white cupcake liner into two halves for the angel's wings. 

  • Cut half of a small white cupcake liner for the angel’s halo.

  • Similarly, cut out the brown cupcake liner to make the angel’s hair. 

  • Take the peach-coloured paper and cut it into a circle for the face.

  • Use a black marker and draw an angelic face on the peach circle. Sketch cheese with a pink pencil or crayon. 

  • Glue each white cupcake liner halves behind the angel’s face on both sides to look like wings.

  • Glue the hair and a brown cupcake liner on the front of the face.

  • Colour the other half white liner in a yellow shade for the halo effect and glue it at the back. 

  • Finally, cut out a small piece of pipe cleaner and glue it along the top hairline.

  • Now glue the jumbo popsicle stick to the entire completed angel portion. And you are done with angel craft ideas.

3. How to Make Christmas Painted Terracotta Pots?

Kids will love these Christmas-painted pots using the old pots and painting them in various colours in a Christmas theme. It is so simple. All you need is the pots, craft paint, and a few decorative items, and you can transform an ordinary terra cotta pot into awesome Christmas decor. So, grab those supplies and get to work. You can do this craft in any size of terra cotta pot that fits best for you. 

What You Need:

  • 3 Terra cotta pots in different sizes: 2.5 inches, 3.5 inches, and 4.5 inches (Any size as per choice but should have the 1-inch difference between three pots)

  • Acrylic paints - Green, white, and multiple random colours for polka dots

  • Paintbrush

  • Craft glue

Step By Step Instructions 

  • Wash the pots and dry them well before painting. 

  • Paint all of those pots in a darker green colour. Keep the lips of the pots in a lighter shade of the same colour. Set them aside and let them dry.

  • For a snow effect, paint the rims of the pots in white colour with a dry white brush. Removing most white paint from the brush and scrubbing the remaining part. If you want, you can skip the snowy effect.

  • Now, add the colourful polka dots all over the pots. Dip the end of the brush into different paint colours and place it down randomly all over the pots, just like sprinkling. It will amp up your whole work. 

  • Now, place one pot above the other according to its size. Start by placing the middle one onto the bigger one and then place the small one onto the middle one.

  • Now, glue the beautiful star on the top of the small pot. Your Christmas terracotta pots are now ready.

4. How To Make Jack Skellington Crafts?

The night before Christmas craft idea for the kids is making jack skellington crafts that can be the best & creative for the holiday season. Inspired by Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, this craft is simple & fun to make with kids. Find all the details below:

What You Need:

  • Large paper plate 

  • White tissue paper

  • Black cardstock paper 

  • Scissors 

  • Glue

  • Stapler

Step By Step Instructions 

  • First, have the kids cut out the white tissue paper into small squares.

  • Take the paper plate and put a good layer of glue onto it.

  • Now place those tissue squares carefully on the plate until the plate is fully covered.

  • Put it aside and let it dry.

  • Cut the black cardstock paper into circle shapes for the eyes. For Jack’s mouth to seal and nose, cut thin stripes out of the black paper.  

  • You can also cut out a tiny Santa hat from the red & white paper. 

  • Glue those circular eyes and stripes for the mouth & nose. 

  • To finish off the Jack Skeleton craft, staple the Santa hat on top of it. And you are done!!


Now you know how a Christmas decorations craft can be fun, creative & learning at the same time for kids. Kids love Christmas crafts, and this blog gave you an idea about several decorations you can try with your kids. Instead of spending money buying this stuff, engage little minds in DIY Christmas decorations to transform old things into something unique & beautiful. 

FAQs on 4 Amazing Art and Craft Ideas for Christmas to do With Kids

1. What crafts can I make for Christmas?

Ans: You can make origami Christmas tree cards, snowman Christmas cards, Christmas stocking paper, Christmas tree handprints, Christmas lolly stick crafts, Christmas painted pots, jack skellington crafts, and many more.

2. What is the colour theme for Christmas 2022?

Ans: The colour theme for the upcoming Christmas 2022 includes silver & metallic gold with hues of green. 

3. What are the three primary Christmas colours?

Ans: You can use Red, white, green, and gold colours for Christmas celebrations.