Fun and Simple Christmas Crafts for Kids

Easy Christmas crafts and activities - Chinese, English, Korean

December is here, and it’s time for the best Christmas crafts for kids! Since this time of year is extra busy, I’m sharing my children’s top favorite low-prep Christmas activities. Even though these DIY crafts are simple, they are cute holiday decor, great for handmade gifts, and special for creative bonding time.

Since we’re raising trilingual children and want to make all languages fun, you’ll find Christmas crafts in English, Chinese, and Korean here.

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Easy DIY Ornament Crafts

With basic materials like popsicle sticks, yarn, and glitter, children can create charming ornaments that will become cherished keepsakes. My kids have been proud of their DIY ornaments from toddlerhood through the tween years.

Yarn-wrapped cardboard tree ornaments

Yarn-wrapped cardboard Christmas tree
Yarn-Wrapped Cardboard Tree Ornaments

These sparkly recycled trees were among my children’s first DIY Christmas ornaments!  This craft is versatile for a wide age range, and it’s amazing to see how their creativity grows over the years. All you need is cardboard, yarn, and rhinestone stickers.

Candy cane ornaments

Candy cane pipe cleaner bead patterns

Candy cane ornaments are a timeless Christmas craft, plus a simple way to teach kids patterns. Then you can hang it on the tree! All you need are two materials: pipe cleaners and colorful beads. Pair this craft with a candy cane coloring page for extra fun.

DIY Photo keepsake ornament

DIY Christmas photo ornament

Would you believe that I made this DIY photo ornament in kindergarten? It’s one of the few keepsakes from my childhood. Although this ornament was made of wood, it’s easy to replicate with Christmas stocking shapes cut from cardboard.

Craft stick ornaments

Craft stick ornaments trilingual Christmas craft
Trilingual craft stick ornaments

Another fun tradition is making Christmas ornaments with colorful craft sticks, ribbons, and jewel stickers!

To incorporate my children’s languages (Chinese, Korean, and English), we wrote trilingual messages on these craft stick snowflakes and Christmas tree ornaments!

Learn more about the trilingual craft stick ornaments here.

Easy Christmas card crafts

With colorful paper, stickers, and a dash of imagination, kids can make the sweetest personalized cards for family and friends.

DIY Washi tape Christmas cards

Washi Tape Christmas Tree Cards DIY

Washi tape Christmas tree cards are some of the best gifts my children have made for friends and family. No need to run to the store when you can quickly make your own beautiful Christmas cards at home!

Read our tips and materials for Washi tape Christmas cards here!

DIY Ornament Christmas cards

DIY Christmas dot sticker ornament cards

My daughter is like a Hallmark factory and loves to make cards for friends and family. Not only are handmade cards so personal, but they also improve reading and writing skills. This easy Christmas card craft requires only a sparkly marker and red and green dot stickers for “ornaments.”

DIY Handprint Christmas cards

Handprint Christmas tree cards are easy for kids to make

This activity was from many years ago, but I remember my daughter getting excited about turning her hand tracing into a little tree. Savor those cute little hands – they grow so fast! This easy yet creative Christmas card was inspired by Glued To My Crafts.

Christmas tree crafts for kids

Transform ordinary materials into festive masterpieces with Christmas tree crafts! Using basic materials like cardboard, paper, buttons, and sequins, kids can craft their own mini Christmas trees.

Felt Christmas tree activity

Easy Christmas tree decorating activity for kids

My children and their friends enjoyed these felt Christmas trees through the toddler and preschool years. These Christmas trees are easy to set up because felt sticks to felt. No glue is needed! Kids can get creative while exploring and rearranging designs.

Remember to keep small parts away from children under age three who put everything in their mouths.

Paper roll Christmas tree crafts

Cardboard Christmas tree paper roll craft

We made Paper Roll Christmas Trees for a word-matching lesson a few years ago, and my daughter wanted to keep them! Since then, we have been taking out these recycled trees to decorate our shelves. Only cardboard, paper rolls, paint, and glistening decorations are needed to make these.

Recycled Christmas tree craft

Recycled DIY Christmas tree activity for kids with cardboard and bottle caps

Here’s a supersized Christmas tree craft that was almost my toddler’s height! Save your cardboard and bottle caps for this one. After painting a tree on cardboard, glue bottle caps as “ornaments” and add dot stickers for color.

Christmas craft stick puzzles

Christmas craft stick puzzles for kids

Christmas craft stick puzzles are easy to set up! All you need is acrylic paint to create vibrant art. What if you don’t have craft sticks? You can cut cardboard into strips to replicate the idea. Check out other DIY puzzle ideas here!

Christmas snowman crafts

Bring the magic of winter indoors with adorable snowman crafts. From paper chains to paper plates, the possibilities are endless.

Printable Paper Chain snowmen Christmas countdown

Snowman Advent Countdown paper chain craft

Many teachers and parents have used our snowman Christmas countdown with toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, and elementary school kids!

This Christmas craft is easy for kids to make, thanks to the dotted lines in our template. Plus, you can teach kids numbers in English, Chinese, and Korean with the printable.

Bilingual Snowmen Christmas Countdown

Advent countdown activity - bilingual paper plate snowwan in Chinese and Korean

To encourage our children’s minority languages (Chinese and Korean), our nanny and I made this Christmas craft to practice counting bilingually with our kids!

This activity was inspired by the paper plate Christmas snowman from Happy Tot Shelf!

In hindsight, we should have put 남은 날 (Days Until) on the Korean snowman’s hat to keep the language consistent in Korean. 

Felt snowman craft

Felt snowman activity for kids

This is an easy-to-set-up snowman made of felt! We made it extra large, but you can make it table size like our felt Christmas trees above!

Have your child roll a dice and see what number he gets; then place that number of buttons on the snowman! (We used rocks we painted with acrylic paint a while back.)

Faith-based Christmas crafts for kids

If your family is religious, celebrate the true meaning of Christmas with faith-based Christmas crafts!

Washi Tape Crosses

Cardboard crosses can be decorated with washi tape, yarn, and scrap paper for Easter! Both kids and parents can enjoy this easy activity together!

My kids have enjoyed making these simple DIY cardboard cross crafts for Easter and Christmas! All you need is cardboard, scissors, and Washi tape!

Jesus is King Crown Craft

This faith-based Christmas activity celebrates Jesus as our King. Learn more about these Jesus Crown activities and download the coloring pages in English, Korean, and Chinese here.

What are your favorite Christmas crafts for kids?

If your kids try these Christmas crafts, please let us know in the comments below. We’d love to hear about your experience.

Merry Christmas, friends! 圣诞节快乐 / 聖誕節快樂! 메리 크리스마스!

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  1. Our weekend Chinese school is doing a Christmas festival. These will be great for our craft booth. Thank you for the ideas!

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