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10 DIY Christmas Decorations & Gifts for Kids

Posted on November 08 2021

10 DIY Christmas Decorations & Gifts for Kids

Deciding what Christmas decorations to display and what Christmas gifts to give can be a fun but stressful token of the holiday season. As the holiday hustle and bustle seems to get more chaotic as the years go by, DIY Christmas decorations and handmade gifts are the perfect way to personalize the holiday season. These 10 decoration and gift ideas are fun, simple, and creative ways for you and your children to get into the  Christmas spirit.

1. Fingerprint Christmas Ornaments

Fingerprint Ornament Christmas Craft is the perfect go-to Christmas decoration or gifts for a Christmas tree. Children of all ages can easily create a craft that is not only an adorable keepsake but also a great opportunity to practice clay forming, painting, measuring and cutting.

Fingerprint Ornaments Christmas Craft for Kids

2. Upcycled LED Tea Light House

The tradition of small villages as a Christmas decoration has been around since before the 19th century. Whether your family participates in this tradition, or you know someone who does, upcycled LED teal light houses are an out-of-the-box way to celebrate the season. This craft is perfect for ages 5 years to adult. Younger children will need help from an adult when using the Xacto (TM) knife. Get the whole family involved, create your own family village, and start a new tradition!

Upcycled houses

3. Beaded Snowflake Ornaments 

Crystalize the Christmas tree with Beaded Snowflake Ornaments! Our Beaded Snowflake Ornaments craft kit includes enough beads and supplies to create six ornaments. The kit also includes hanging ribbon and gift envelopes, giving you the option to hang your snowflakes on your Christmas tree, decorate your Christmas gift packages, or give as a gift to a special fan of the movie Frozen. 

Beaded Snowflake Ornament on a tree

4. Holiday Snow Globes

Create your own winter wonderland with our award-winning Make Your Own Holiday Snow Globes craft kit! With modeling clay, holiday themed figures, and glitter, this kit has everything you need to add some holiday excitement to your home.  Three snow globes are included; keep one for yourself and use the other two as a gift!

 Two kids with holiday snow globes

5. Holiday Easy Sparkle Window Art

Add extra sparkle to your home this holiday season with our Holiday Easy Sparkle Window Art! This craft is a great low-mess craft for kids ages six and above. Make 7 festive outlines: a gingerbread man, candy cane, snowflake, Christmas tree, reindeer, winter mitten and Santa Clause hat.

Sparkling gingerbread window art

6. Sweater Ornaments

Creativity turns cozy with our Sweater Ornaments craft kit. No-sewing needed, children ages six and older can dress-up their own tree or celebrate sweater weather as a gift. These ornaments are also the perfect accessory for an ugly Christmas sweater party!

Holiday sweater ornament in a Christmas tree

 7. Color Changing String Art Tree

With this craft, your young crafter can decorate your home in gold sequins and rhinestones. The Color Changing String Art Tree craft kit comes with everything you need to form and decorate a color changing tree perfect to display in your home.  

Color-Changing String Art Trees

8. Holiday Keepsake Ornament

Create a memorable Christmas gift or decoration with our Holiday Keepsake Ornament Mini Kit. Using air-dry clay, capture your child’s handprint or thumbprint. Paint, gold glitter glue and ribbon are included to fully personalize the craft. Have your child leave their personal mark on Christmas.

Holiday Keepsake Ornament in a tree

9. Holiday Artwork

Though a more advanced Christmas craft, creating holiday art with our Connector Watercolor Paints is a simple and completely personal project perfect for framing in your own home or gifting to a friend. Connector Watercolor Paints are ideal for all painting and mixing techniques and are made for children six years old or older.

tis the season hand lettering and watercolor trees

10. Holiday Gift Tags

Personalize your gifts from the inside out with DIY Christmas gift tags. All you need is a paintbrush, pre-cut tags, a black Pitt Artist Pen, and our Connector Watercolor Paints! Grab the supplies and let the Christmas spirit inspire the design.

Connector paints with gift tag

Creating your own Christmas decorations and gifts is a great opportunity to spend quality time and make memories with your children during a traditionally hectic time of year. DIY Christmas crafts and gifts personalize your holiday all while boosting your children’s creative confidence… it’s a win-win!

Create any of the crafts shown above or any other great Holiday craft ideas? Share them with us on our Creativity for Kids Facebook group

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