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10 DIY Christmas Decorations & Gifts for Kids

Posted on November 18 2019

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 are 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.

Christms Craft for Kids - Fingerprint Ornaments

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!

Christmas Craft for Kids - Upcycled LED Tea Light 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. 

Christmas Craft for Kids - Beaded Snowflake Ornament on Christmas 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!

Christmas Craft for Kids - Kids Holding Holiday Snow Globes

5. Holiday Sparkling Window Art

Add extra sparkle to your home this holiday season with our Sparkling Window Art! With over 25 designs to choose from, this craft kit is perfect for adding Christmas decorations to your own home, as well as giving your child’s art as a gift.

Christmas Craft for Kids - Holiday Sparkling 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!

Christmas Craft for Kids - Sweater Ornament on Christmas Tree

7. Shrink Fun™Tinsel Tree

Have your child create and decorate a tree all on their own with our Shrink Fun Tinsel Tree! A pre-made tinsel tree is included for children to decorate after coloring, baking and decorating their shrink ornaments.

Christmas Crafts for Kids - Shrink Fun Tinsel Tree

8. 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.

Christmas Crafts for Kids - Holiday Keepsake Ornament

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.

DIY Homemade Christmas Card & Art with Connector Paints

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.

DIY Christmas Gift Tags and Connector Paints


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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