In addition to being a very fun activity, making crafts as a family is a great opportunity to strengthen the bond between parents and children and also to foster children’s imagination and, in the process, strengthen their manual dexterity. For this reason, and on the occasion of the upcoming dates, I want to share with you 21 DIY Christmas ideas that you can do with the children at home.
A tree of footprints
Let’s start with a craft that requires only leaves, glue, and a little paint: a Christmas tree made with children’s footprints. We can use it to decorate at home or to make a Christmas card.
Paper tube saplings
One of the things that we have at home and that has turned out to be useful for recycling it using it in crafts is the toilet paper tube. We can create some small paper tube trees, adding a little paint and string to hang them.
Paper tube elves
Other crafts that we can make by reusing the toilet paper tubes are these fun and cute elves, and the little ones will surely find them very nice.
Three-dimensional snowman card
A characteristic character of Christmas that we cannot leave out is the classic snowman. We have loved this craft of a card with a three-dimensional snowman, which can undoubtedly be a nice gift to give away.
Paper strip tree
Undoubtedly one of the easiest crafts to do and that requires less material are these little trees made with strips of paper. We will only need paper or cardboard of different colors, glue and that’s it.
An interesting way to use the paper to give a fun twist to the crafts is to fold it, as in this case, in which they show us how to make an accordion snowman.
Small tree painted with fork
Sometimes, the most everyday objects can give us a very original result, as in this little tree that was painted using a plastic fork.
Snowman with cotton balls
Another thing that we have at home and that in addition to being very useful for personal care and hygiene is cotton. With it, for example, we can make a cute snowman out of cotton balls.
Returning to using the paper with different folds, we have this fun little Christmas tree in the shape of an accordion, for which we will only need paper, a pencil or straw, and glue to place the star.
Snowflakes with lolly sticks
Popsicle sticks made of wood are also one of the favorite materials to make fun and easy crafts with children at home, like these snowflakes.
Santa Claus with cardboard plate
If we talk about Christmas, we cannot miss Santa Claus or Santa Claus in Christmas crafts. We can make this simple and original Santa Claus made with a cardboard plate.
We found this fun craft of a reindeer hat, which is not only easy to do but also the children can have a lot of fun playing with it afterward.
Christmas lights frame
A craft that can also serve as a cute and personalized Christmas gift is this photo frame with Christmas lights made from the children’s footprints.
Snowman Book Divider
If you have a little reader at home, this Christmas craft is sure to delight him: a snowman bookmark.
Snowmen with sticks
Another very simple craft to do with the wooden sticks from the poles is these cute little snowmen.
Cardboard plate elf
Another Christmas character that we can make using a cardboard plate as a base is this funny Christmas elf or pixie.
Snowman with clothespins
Clothespins have also turned out to be one of the materials that are frequently used when making crafts. These fun snowmen can be made with pompoms, paint, and tweezers.
Pasta is one of the foods that we can usually find in different crafts. You can make a Christmas tree with pasta. By combining different types of pasta, we are sure to obtain very funny results.
Gingerbread men with sticks
Continuing with the crafts made with popsicle sticks, we find these very easy little men inspired by gingerbread cookies.
Snowflake with puzzle pieces
If we have a puzzle at home that is incomplete or some loose pieces that we no longer use, we can give them another use in a Christmas craft, as in this DIY of a snowflake with puzzle pieces.
Gingerbread man with cork
And to close our list of Christmas crafts or DIY that we can do with children, we have this cute and fun little gingerbread man, made with a cork, buttons, and a bit of felt.