These preschool Christmas crafts are perfect for planning art and craft activities for December!
There’s no denying that one of the most magical times to make preschool arts and crafts is around Christmas time. From paper plate wreaths, fun snowmen, delightful gingerbread men and houses, sparkly snowflakes, gorgeous Christmas tree art, and homemade ornaments, there’s just so much to choose from! Just make sure to tune into some perfect Christmas songs for kids in the background.
The key to great Christmas crafts for preschool is to know what you’re getting into! Some Christmas crafts can be a lot of work on the adult. I always try to find preschool crafts that are less work for us and more fun for the children. I’ll make sure to point out the Christmas crafts that are more work and also give ways to make it more open-ended and kid-friendly.
If you are planning a Christmas preschool theme, here is a great Christmas lesson plan from our friends at Preschool Teacher 101.
Preschool Christmas Crafts
Puffy Paint Christmas Tree by Preschool Inspirations – This is sure to delight preschoolers and parents alike! It’s the perfect way to make a paper plate Christmas tree that turns out stunning but is also super inviting for kids to make.
Christmas Suncatcher Craft by And Next Comes L – This is one of the most gorgeous suncatchers I’ve ever seen! It’s a perfect Christmas art activity that adds decor and holiday spirit too.
Cotton Ball Snowman by A Little Pinch of Perfect – This is a great Christmas activity that you can make while talking about shapes and working on fine motor skills — all at the same time.
Paper Plate Christmas Wreath by Busy Toddler – A Christmas craft for toddlers and older. They’ll love making their own Christmas art, and you’ll love how easy it is! Win-win.
Fingerprint Christmas Tree by Messy Little Monster – The Christmas craft is possibly one of the sweetest ever! It’s an amazing keepsake and Christmas ornament. Those fingerprints don’t stay little forever!
Craft Stick Crafts by Thimble & Twig – Whether you need a craft stick snowflake, Christmas tree, or reindeer, you can find all the details in this post with preschool Christmas crafts! Or perhaps you call it a lolly stick craft.
Paper Plate Christmas Tree Craft by Creative Family Fun – Another perfect preschool Christmas craft for toddlers and older. They’ll love making their own art, and you’ll love how sweet it looks.
Craft Stick Stars by Powerful Mothering – A fun homemade Christmas ornament for kids that they’ll love getting creative with.
Pipe Cleaner Christmas Trees by Blue Bear Wood – A Christmas tree craft with a twist! This is a perfect Christmas ornament for kids to make that everyone will adore as a keepsake too!
Printable Christmas Glasses by Picklebums – This is a super inviting Christmas art activity that is also a Christmas coloring activity! Choose between the Christmas tree or star glasses.
Salt Dough Handprint Ornament by The Best Ideas for Kids – This homemade Christmas ornament for preschoolers, toddlers, or even babies is so precious. Just remember to keep it up high on the Christmas tree and away from pets.
Handprint Wreath by The Best Ideas for Kids – Make a perfect homemade Christmas wreath out of handprints. For children who are proficient in scissor skills, let them cut out their own handprints too.
Decorate a Gingerbread Man by Fun Learning for Kids – This is such an inviting gingerbread craft. Just make sure to let the children put all the pieces where they decide, whether that means putting eyes on the head or elsewhere. We want it to look like their sweet art, not an adult’s.
Christmas Sweater Collage Craft by Fun Learning for Kids – Another perfect preschool Christmas craft that preschoolers will love making! If they have trouble squeezing the glue, put some in a small container and let them use a Q-tip or cotton swab to apply the glue.
Christmas Tree Weaving Craft by School Time Snippets – This Christmas craft for kids is perfect for adding those important fine motor skills. I try to incorporate some sort of weaving or sewing into each preschool theme that I do, and this one doubles as a fun homemade Christmas ornament at the same time.
Pom Pom Christmas Tree Painting by Fantastic Fun and Learning – This Christmas tree craft for preschool is also perfect for toddlers too. They will love using the clothespins, and for kids who don’t want paint on their hands, this works like magic!
Gingerbread House Ornaments by Projects with Kids – This gingerbread craft is absolutely adorable. You can involve the children more by including stickers or even real candy that you glue on.
Christmas Light Chalk Stencil by Buggy and Buddy – This Christmas art activity turns out so beautiful and is a perfect way to make a homemade Christmas decoration.
Fingerprint Christmas Lights Photo Frame by Fun-A-Day – What a perfect homemade Christmas gift from kids! Any handprint and fingerprint craft is always the sweetest!
Christmas Window Decorations by Adventure in a Box – These Christmas window decorations will get the children so excited for Christmas. Older children might be able to help create it, but it will be an adult project.
Christmas Crafts for Preschool
Puzzle Christmas Ornament by Buggy and Buddy -Another perfect homemade Christmas gift that is also a Christmas ornament.
Paper Plate Christmas Tree Craft by I Heart Crafty Things – This Christmas tree craft for kids is so fun! Feel free to let them place the decorations wherever their heart desires. As a teacher, I don’t even make a model for the children. I just provide the supplies and let them craft to their heart’s content.
Christmas Bow Canvases by Play to Learn Preschool – This process art Christmas activity is beautiful and makes a perfect child-made homemade Christmas gift.
Paper Plate Christmas Tree Whirligig by Red Ted Art – Whirligigs are so fun and beautiful to have around as homemade Christmas decorations. They are a perfect preschool Christmas craft! To make it less work for you, have the children glue on pom poms or other decorations themselves.
Scrap Ribbon Tree Ornaments by Fireflies and Mud Pies – This Christmas tree craft is absolutely stunning! Remember that as children create these, they won’t look “perfect,” and that’s the beauty of it. A child’s work should reflect them and be a way to preserve what they made.
Christmas Tree Ice Painting by Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds – Make a Christmas tree art activity that doubles as a science activity! This is simply brilliant and so much fun. I love that it allows children to paint over and over again.
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