Kids Christmas Decorations

Christmas for kids often revolves around Santa Claus and gift-giving, so involving children in Christmas crafts can be a great way to get them into the true holiday spirit. Children”s Christmas decorations can be used yearly, made new each year or even given to family members as gifts.

Christmas decorations are colorful, creative and fun for kids to create. Possibilities for Christmas decorations for kids are endless.

Among the most popular Christmas decorations for children to create are:

  • Christmas cards
  • Christmas countdown paper chains
  • Christmas ornaments
  • Christmas stockings
  • Christmas wreaths
  • coffee filter snowflakes.

Christmas Cards

Christmas cards are a fun and easy Christmas craft for kids. Children can make cards for their parents, siblings, family members, friends and schoolteachers. Personalized cards are often the most fun to receive, as they show the thought and effort behind them.

Children love creating cards with:

  • buttons
  • construction paper
  • crayons
  • glitter
  • macaroni
  • markers
  • puffy paint
  • ribbon.

Of course, these are just a few possible materials for making Christmas cards.

Christmas Countdown Paper Chains

Many children enjoy making paper chains to count down the days until Christmas. Very few supplies are necessary for this craft. All you need is:

  • colored construction paper
  • glue scissors.
  • scissors.

Follow these simple directions:

    1. Cut construction paper into strips about one inch thick and about six inches long. Make the same number of strips as there are days left until Christmas (e.g., if it”s Dec. 1, make 24 strips of paper).

    2. Make the first strip into a circle, sealing the ends together with a drop of glue.

    3. Repeat with each strip, interlocking each strip into the circle formed by the previous strip.

    4. Every day, rip one ring off the chain, until only one remains on Christmas Day!

Children enjoy draping their chains around the house and anticipating Christmas morning. Another fun addition is for kids to number their paper rings with markers or glitter pens.

Christmas Ornaments

Christmas ornaments can be quite simple to make. Many children enjoy painting pre-made, undecorated ornaments from craft stores. Clear Christmas bulbs can be personalized and decorated. Have your child include their name and the year on their ornament creations.

For a truly personalized ornament, have your child start with a photograph and decorate around the edges to create a framed, festive ornament. Attach ribbon to the ornament so that you can hang it on the tree.

Another easy option is to create a candy cane ornament. Children can glue eyes, felt “antlers” and red felt “noses” to candy canes to create reindeer ornaments.

Christmas Stockings

Plain Christmas stockings can make great crafts for kids. Children can personalize, draw pictures and glue buttons and accessories on stockings to make them their own.

Glitter glue pens are among the most popular decorating options for Christmas stockings.

Christmas Wreaths

Most children don”t have the patience to assemble a Christmas wreath, but, luckily, most craft stores sell undecorated, pre-constructed wreaths.

Pick out bells, lights, ornaments, candies and more with your child to attach to their wreath. Christmas wreaths can be used to decorate homes both indoors and outdoors.

For an easy variation on a Christmas wreath project, use construction paper and a paper plate instead of a real wreath. First, cut out the middle of the plate to create the wreath”s shape. Then, kids can cut out leaves, bows, berries and more using construction paper and scissors. Tape or glue the cut outs around the edge of the plate to create a quick and easy wreath.

Coffee Filter Snowflakes

Coffee filter snowflakes are among the easiest Christmas crafts for children. All that”s needed for this project are round coffee filters and scissors.

Simply fold each coffee filter in half three or four times and have your child cut small shapes along the edges, being careful not to cut all the way through. Afterward, open the coffee filter to reveal unique snowflake patterns.

These “snowflakes” make great decorations for windows and patios, and some people even hang them from the ceiling by attaching string or fishing wire.