27 Christmas Activities for Kids- Crafts, Ornaments, Decor and Creative Play!

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Christmas through the eyes of a child is an amazing thing! Hello Creative Family shares 27 Christmas Activities for kids including crafts, ornaments & creative play.

I’m sure that you know that old Andy Williams song… “It’s the most wonderful time, of the year. With the kids jingle belling
And everyone telling you be of good cheer. It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” I consider myself a summer girl, but Christmas really is my very favorite time of the year. I have a whole new appreciation for Christmas and am seeing it through brand new eyes now that I’m a mom. 

My mom used to make Christmas pretty magical for my sister and I, and I try to do the same for my kids. I’m not going to lie, it can be difficult not getting caught up in the hustle and bustle of the season. It’s important though to try to slow down and enjoy the little things that Christmas brings. 

Today I decided to pull together 27 of my favorite christmas activities for kids. They are all projects that your kids can get involved in whether it’s crafting ornaments, creating Christmas decor for the home or getting involved in some Christmas creative play! 

I hope you enjoy them, that they inspire you and that it makes it just a little bit easier for you to spend some quality time with your kids this Christmas. 


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Fingerprint Rudolph Ornament

Thumbprint Rudolph Ornament from Little Bit Funky

melted snowman ornament

Melted Snowman Ornament From Occasionally Crafty

Popsicle Stick Christmas Trees

Rainbow Colored Popsicle Stick Christmas Trees from Trisha Brinks Designs 

DIY Bird Seed Ornament

DIY Birdseed Ornament from eHow

Santa Handprint Ornament

 Salt Dough Santa Handprint Ornament from Messy Little Monster

Popsicle Stick Christmas Ornaments

Popsicle Stick Christmas Ornaments from Creative Me Inspired You

Fingerprint Snowman Salt Dough Ornament

Fingerprint Snowman Salt Dough Ornament from Crafty Morning

TMNJ Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Christmas Ornaments

(Throwing this one in for my little boy, Turtle) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Christmas Ornaments from The Crafting Chicks

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Terra Cotta Flower Pot Snowman

Terra Cotta Flower Pot Snowman (it appears this blog no longer exists, but this project sure is cute!

DIY Pom Pom Snowman

DIY Pom Pom Snowman from Homemade Gifts Made Easy

Washi Tape Penguin Feet

Washi Tape Penguin Feet from House By Hoff

Washi Tape snowman feet

(And while we’re looking at super sweet feet…) Washi Tape Snowman Feet

Snowman Mason Jar Luminary Ornament

Snowman Mason Jar Luminary Ornament from Club Chica Circle

DIY Peppermint Candy Bowl

DIY Peppermint Candy Bowl from Princess Pinky Girl

DIY Sock Snowman

DIY Sock Snowman from Then She Made

Snowman Door

Snowman Door from The Creative Stamper

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Creative Play-

Popsicle Stick Christmas Puzzles

Popsicle Stick Christmas Puzzles from Creamamma

Snowman Tissue Box Bowling

Snowman Tissue Box Bowling from Craftaholics Anonymous

Toilet Paper Roll Santa Binoculars

Toilet Paper Roll Santa Binoculars from Meri Cherry

Do you wanna build a snowman... out of your siblings

Do You Wanna Build A Snowman Toilet Paper Game from Not Consumed (…because who doesn’t want to wrap their siblings up in toilet paper?!?!?)

Roll a Reindeer Game

Roll a Reindeer Game from 733 Blog

Indoor Snowball Toss

Indoor Snowball Toss Game from We Made That

Pin the Nose on the Reindeer

Pin the Nose on the Reindeer from Living On The Crafty Side Of Life

Snowman Toss Game

Snowman Toss Game from A Girl And A Glue Gun

Mitten Match Up Game

Mitten Match Up Game from Happy Hooligans

DIY Snow Paint

DIY Snow Paint from The SITS Girls


…….. And because the most important part of Christmas is giving…

Random Acts of Christmas Kindness

Random Acts of Christmas Kindness from Coffee Cups and Crayons


Happy Holidays everyone! Tell us… What’s your favorite Christmas activity with your kids?

PS. Want something cute to dress your kiddos in during their holiday activities? Check out our hipster Rudolph shirt

Hello Creative Family's Hipster Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer Hipster Shirt made on the Cricut Explore with Expressions Vinyl

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  1. Anne Taylor says:

    I just adore the melted peppermint bowl; its gorgeous! Thanks for a great list of crafts!

  2. Sarah Oswald says:

    I love these so much I had to pin them so I can find them easier for making with the kids the problem will be deciding which one to make first. Thanks for sharing these wonderful crafty ideas.

  3. Daniela Plume says:

    thank you for the great ideas. they’re sure be become family favourites.

  4. laurie damrose says:

    My favorite is the melted snowman ornament!