These Christmas crafts for older kids include homemade gifts, DIY ornaments, Christmas cards, home decor and more!
Christmas is an incredible holiday that brings families closer together through love and happiness. While younger children typically dominate holiday crafting activities, older ones can join in on the festive fun too! Christmas crafts for older kids can be an amazing way to foster creativity, develop fine motor skills and strengthen family ties.
These projects go beyond construction paper and glitter to offer more intricate activities sure to capture tweens’ and teens’ imaginations. Crafting ornaments, decorating stockings or creating homemade gifts are all fun activities to discover during this holiday season. In this post, we’ll share some delightful Christmas craft ideas specifically tailored for older kids to ensure this season is filled with memorable experiences and creative masterpieces!
Christmas Crafts for Older Kids
These projects offer an excellent way for tweens and teenagers to express their creativity, develop new skills, and share in the joy of giving by making homemade gifts – from personalized ornaments to colorfully decorated stockings – making this Christmas memorable and joyous!
So gather up your older children, set up a crafting station, and watch as their imagination runs wild! Make crafting part of their holiday tradition so they’ll always remember its pleasures; let it become part of Christmas magic for generations to come.
Character Christmas Crafts for Kids From Mama of Minis
These holiday themed crafts for kids make great Christmas crafts for toddlers, preschoolers and school-aged children of all ages. Children can help cut out and create the pieces themselves or an adult can prepare the pieces beforehand and put together by the child themselves.
Holiday character crafts make for great decorations to hang around your home and can also serve as keepsakes to treasure forever. Simply create four characters and adhere them onto a white background before framing the picture for instant holiday decor or use to remind yourself of your child’s craftiness!
Christmas Tree Cereal Box Craft From Sustain My Craft Habit
With this cereal box craft idea, create festive Christmas decor using decorative paper, gold glitter paint and empty boxes! Get creative today and create some festive decor!
These decorative triangle Christmas trees might fool you into thinking they were created using cereal boxes! I was skeptical how well this craft would turn out but am pleased with its outcome; my goal was simply to transform an empty cereal box into something pretty for Christmas.
These handmade ornaments are so much fun to create and will look lovely year-after-year on your Christmas tree! Or make multiple copies as gifts for coworkers and neighbors!
DIY Bath Bombs From Thrifty NW Mom
Try creating these DIY bath bombs as an inexpensive and enjoyable activity at home with kids or teens. Customize them however you please!
Homemade bath bombs can be an engaging craft activity for you and your kids or teens to do together, or with friends for an affordable DIY beauty night! Making homemade bath bombs is simple & very inexpensive; I especially appreciate that you can customize colors & scents as desired; feel free to add essential oils if desired for additional benefits; play around with shapes as desired but molds exist for other shapes as well. Homemade gifts from others are so thoughtful & show that someone put time & effort into creating something just for me – perfect birthday or Christmas!
DIY Paper Stars- Decor for Any Occasion From Rekindle My Dwelling
DIY paper stars ornaments make an enchanting and useful decor piece! Add them to any holiday or party decoration effortlessly.
Dollar Tree Christmas Craft Stick Elf From Creatively Beth
Discover how to make a Dollar Tree Christmas Craft Stick Elf using simple materials. Make this fun craft project with your child in just 30 minutes using Dollar Store supplies that make the task affordable and simple – an added bonus compared to crafting with traditional supplies that could take hours of creative activity!
Dollar Tree Christmas Crafts Clay Pot Angel From Creatively Beth
Create your own Dollar Tree Christmas Crafts Clay Pot Angel ornament in just 30 minutes using mini clay pots purchased at Dollar Store along with paint, wiggle eyes, ribbon and chenille stems – the perfect project to celebrate Christmas in July!
Dollar Tree Christmas DIY Clothespin Reindeer Ornament From Creatively Beth
Make a festive Dollar Tree Christmas DIY Clothespin Reindeer Ornament in 30 minutes using basic wooden spring-style clothespins and limited supplies! Perfect for celebrating Christmas in July.
Easy DIY Gnome Christmas Ornaments From The Reid Homestead
Make adorable DIY Gnome Christmas Ornaments quickly in just 5 minutes with this fun ornament craft for both kids and adults! A wonderful ornament craft!
These adorable DIY Gnome Christmas Ornaments can be created in just five minutes! Perfect ornament craft for kids and adults to add festive spirit to any Christmas decor!
Make these adorable gnome ornaments this Christmas and get creative! A great project to do with family or friends!
Easy Handmade Watercolor Christmas Card Ideas From The DIY Nuts
Are you searching for easy ways to create homemade Christmas cards with watercolor techniques? Here are a few easy watercolor techniques you and your family could try together.
These enjoyable and simple cards can be enjoyed by artists of any age – painter’s tape may even make for a great first project for young ones! Have fun exploring this awesome list of watercolor techniques as a family.
Watercolor Christmas tree cards are ideal because of their simple shapes. But any of these techniques can also be applied to other holidays and art projects!
Fork Painted Christmas Cards for Kids to Make From Projects with Kids
Kids of all ages will have fun making these festive fork-painted Christmas cards using just a few basic supplies – an exciting Christmas craft and handmade card idea!
Handmade Christmas card ideas for older kids and tweens can be fun! Each child can personalize each card by drawing and coloring different Christmas ornament designs, and printing out letters in their own style.
How To Make Christmas Tree Crayons From Crafty Art Ideas
Discover how easy and fun it is to make Christmas crayons using silicone molds as stocking stuffers this holiday season. Your kids are sure to love this easy holiday craft project!
Making DIY crayons is one of our favorite activities with our kids, as all ages (with adult supervision) can participate in melting broken pieces into new crayons. Here are the steps we took to create Christmas tree crayons as stocking stuffers and gifts this holiday season.
How to Paint Mason Jars for Christmas From Happiest Camper
These shelves can be assembled in only about 30 minutes total and make an ideal piece that won’t take up too much room, while providing space to stash other things – maybe even gifts!
Imagine giving this set of festive mason jars as a present or using them at a cookie exchange party with homemade cookies inside? You would certainly make someone’s holiday special! I enjoyed making these festive painted mason jars so much that I’m considering creating more – not even for mantles but just around the house!
How to Sew a Paw Christmas Stocking with Pet Stocking Pattern From Happiest Camper
Sew your pet a Christmas Stocking using our Pet Stocking Pattern! Our step-by-step instructions show you exactly how to sew their stocking.
So why not add some holiday cheer with a Dog Paw Christmas Stocking –it will add extra fun and laughter into your furry family traditions. While we are at it, if you are searching for stockings for humans then check out our Christmas Stocking sewing project!
So get crafty with fabric and thread! Create something truly personal by including their name or adding details they will appreciate – perhaps Santa Paws might leave them an extra treat or two just because they made his nice list!
Pasta Angel Ornament From The Best Ideas for Kids
Create this charming pasta angel ornament following our step by step instructions, making a charming holiday decoration or gift!
Make this pasta angel ornament this Christmas for an exciting activity that kids will enjoy! Pasta crafts were always my go-to activity as a child; turn these angels into ornaments or give them away as gifts!
Peppermint Ornaments From The Best Ideas for Kids
Create peppermint ornaments at home! Here’s everything you need to know to easily melt peppermint candies and transform them into ornaments.
These peppermint ornaments are so easy to make and will look stunning hanging on your tree! Use them as decorations or give them out as Christmas treats!
Pom Pom Christmas Garland To Decorate for the Holidays From DIY Candy
Start crafting today to decorate your holiday home! Learn how to make an easy pom pom Christmas garland that’s the perfect touch. Even novice crafters will have no difficulty with this project!
Skills Needed: None. No experience crafting necessary; even beginners will be able to complete this garland project using pom pom makers that make creating pompoms super simple! Just follow these instructions.
Have you ever made a pom pom garland before? If not, prepare yourself for an incredible experience – everyone loves these festive garlands! And if anyone doesn’t, be wary – they may not know the true spirit of Christmas!