christmas crafts for preschoolers

The Ultimate Preschooler Christmas Craft Guide

Preschoolers can be tricky to find appropriate interesting crafts, which is why we have put together The Ultimate Preschooler Christmas Craft Guide! We have found over 28 amazing Christmas crafts that we know your preschooler will love!

When looking for a preschooler craft it is ideal to pick one they can feel like they have lots of control over. A little help from the parent, teacher, or caregiver is expected but it isn’t ideal for the adult to need to take over in order for the craft to turn out as desired. The 28+ Christmas crafts featured here today are ones where most young children can make a good portion of the craft themselves with only some adult supervision. They are all Christmasy and sure to result in a final product that your child will feel proud about.

The Ultimate Preschooler Christmas Craft Guide

1. Cupcake Liner Christmas Crafts

cupcake liner christmas crafts

Let your Preschoolers craft with cupcake liners this year. The Christmas tree and the angel are simple enough for preschoolers to make with a little help while the cupcake liner snowflake would be used to make Christmas cards.

2. Paper Cup Christmas Tree

paper cup christmas tree

As the temperatures start to drop and the snow starts to fall up north, what better way to get into the winter spirit than by making some tiny Christmas Trees? This paper cup Christmas tree craft is perfect for all young children.

3. Handprint Manger Craft

The Ultimate Preschooler Christmas Craft Guide

Subscribe for free with Simple Everyday Mom to get the free baby Jesus printable. The fun part here for preschoolers is the handprint hay but young children will also love gluing it all together!

4. Cereal Christmas Tree Ornaments

The Ultimate Preschooler Christmas Craft Guide

Break out the cereal and some simple craft supplies to create an adorable Christmas tree craft! We love that you don’t need any expensive resources to create this Christmas tree craft. Be creative and use a selection of other craft box goodies to decorate the trees with.

5. Christmas Tree Nature Art

Nature art Christmas Tree Craft

Kids both young and old will love making this nature art Christmas Tree craft. Half the fun is exploring the garden to find nature’s resources to use. Glue them to the recycled cardboard box tree-shaped base and admire your work of art.

6. Paper Bag Gingerbread House

paper bag gingerbread house

Grab the free printable and make this adorable paper bag gingerbread house. Available in a color-it-yourself version which is perfect for preschoolers. They can color and then glue on all of the pieces to make their ultimate gingerbread house.

7. Homemade Cinnamon Ornaments

cinnamon ornaments christmas craft

All you need is 2 ingredients to make these super simple and easy Homemade Cinnamon Ornaments! A great DIY holiday craft or fun Christmas gift for both kids and adults to make and customize! Preschoolers will love mixing the ingredients and then cutting out all of the different shapes. Extend this activity and decorate the ornaments after they have been made.

8. Decorate A Christmas Tree Printable

decorate a tree printable craft

Print out and color before decorating your Christmas tree. Also included is a free bonus activity where preschoolers count how many of each decoration. Follow this link to get the free printables.

9. Toilet Roll Binoculars

Christmas binoculars- craft

Watch for Santa with these adorable Christmas binoculars. Two toilet paper tubes and a few minutes are all you need! Preschoolers might need some guidance with this Christmas craft but the results will be worth all of the extra effort.

10. Crayon Ornaments

crayon ornaments

These colorful crayon ornaments are fast and easy to make with little helpers, and use only glitter, broken old crayon pieces, and a silicone mold! Visit Salt in my Coffee to find out how they are made.

11. Cotton Ball Santa

cotton ball santa

This is such a fun craft that preschoolers are sure to love. Print the free Santa printable over at The Primary Parade (the free printable is found towards the end of the post in a pink rectangle box). Each day glue on a cotton wool ball and watch Santa’s beard grow. Alternatively this printable makes for a fun counting activity for preschoolers and toddlers.

12. Plant Pot Angel Craft

plant pot angel craft for kids

Preschoolers will be super proud of their adorable plant pot angel craft. Made from a biodegradable plant/ seedling pot this is a low-cost craft without the risk of breakages, unlike the traditional clay pot. Decorate with craft box goodies.

13. Candy Cane Wreath

The Ultimate Preschooler Christmas Craft Guide

Turn a paper plate into a wreath. This candy cane craft is fun and easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers. We are loving the pipe cleaner candy canes! Head over to Taming Little Monsters to find out more.

14. Reindeer Paper Plate Purse

The Ultimate Preschooler Christmas Craft Guide

We love working with paper plates. So thrifty and yet fun to craft with. How about making these simple but adorable reindeer purses? The perfect preschool party accessory. Visit Red Ted Art to learn how to make one.

15. Salt Dough Santa Handprint Ornaments

Salt Dough Santa Handprint Ornaments

Salt dough ornaments are so easy to make and look adorable on the Christmas tree. Preschoolers will love making this handprint Santa that can be treasured forever.

16. Pipe Cleaner Beaded Candy Canes

beaded candy canes

These beaded pipe cleaner candy canes are great to help with fine motor skills. Resulting in a lovely candy cane that can be used each year to decorate the Christmas tree.

17. Easy Christmas Character Craft

Christmas character craft

These adorable Christmas character crafts are super simple to make and are made with simple materials found around the house. Includes directions to make Santa, snowman, reindeer, and elf crafts for kids.

18. Clothespin Christmas Trees

Christmas tree craft

Sometimes simple is best! This adorable clothespin Christmas tree craft is holiday simplicity at its finest! Preschoolers will love painting their Christmas patterns ready to be made into a stylish Christmas tree.

19. Popsicle Stick Reindeer Ornaments

The Ultimate Preschooler Christmas Craft Guide

These DIY popsicle stick reindeer ornaments are so easy to make and the perfect craft for your Christmas tree this holiday season. Complete with a big red pom pom nose this is one super adorable reindeer craft.

20. Build A Snowman

build a snowman printable

This printable snowman page is perfect for preschoolers to color, cut, and glue. Simply print out the page, and let your child have fun creating their own snowman!

21. Marble Painted Christmas Tree Craft

marble art christmas tree craft

Use a marble to paint this adorable Christmas Tree! The kids will love creating this Marble Painted Christmas Tree Craft perfect for little hands.

22. Lacing Ornaments

The Ultimate Preschooler Christmas Craft Guide

Practice those fine motor skills with these sweet printable lacing ornaments!

23. Paper Plate Christmas Tree Threading Craft

yarn threading christmas tree craft

Preschoolers will love this Paper Plate Christmas Tree Threading craft! The set-up for this Christmas activity is simple, draw and cut out a triangle and then punch holes around the triange edge. Thread the yarn through the holes to fill in the Christmas Tree. Add beads and a pom pom and you have one very festive tree.

24. Easy Christmas Tree Craft

easy christmas tree craft

An easy Christmas tree craft for preschoolers that will encourage creativity and work fine motor skills! Use it as a decoration around the house or hang it up on your Christmas tree!

25. Ugly Christmas Sweater Craft

The Ultimate Preschooler Christmas Craft Guide

This ugly Christmas sweater craft is great for kids from two to six and can be done at home or in a classroom. This is very much an open-ended activity, so you can use anything you have lying around the house.

26. Paper Plate Elf

Paper plate elf craft

Are you a fan of Elf On the shelf? If so you will love this easy elf on the shelf craft idea for kids. It’s always fun to make Christmas crafts and this super fun Christmas paper plate craft is bound to get the kids in the Christmas spirit. A fun project by The Inspiration Edit.

27. Paper Plate Snowman

paper plate snowman craft

This easy paper plate snowman is a lot of fun for preschool-aged children. It only takes a few materials that are available in most homes.

28. Paper Plate Angels

The Ultimate Preschooler Christmas Craft Guide

The paper plate christmas fun continues with these sweet little angels. They make great decorations or could also be used as a tree topper. Visit Red Ted Art to find out how to make them.

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Thank you for stopping by. We hope you found plenty of crafts to keep busy with amongst The Ultimate Preschooler Christmas Craft Guide! A special thank-you to all of the bloggers who created these amazing crafts.

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