Easy Christmas Crafts are the very best kind when you have young kids in the house! I used to try to get my little kids to do really involved projects with me, especially Christmas crafts. Then I realized I was doing the project, not them! I might as well do the projects I want for me and find something they can actually participate in for them, right?
That’s exactly what this list of easy Christmas crafts is!
Easy Christmas Crafts With Little To No Mess
There’s going to be a bit of glue and paint in some of the items in the list below, but these are some seriously simple and easy Christmas crafts, friends! The “messiest” easy Christmas crafts on this list will be minimal when it comes to cleaning up after — no handprint crafts in sight!
While these crafts really are ideal for younger ones, my older children still enjoy them too. Something about Christmas crafts makes everyone excited to participate.. everyone likes feeling like a little kid at Christmas!
Fridge Christmas Tree Craft
This first project really is intended for the youngest kids in the home, but older siblings may still enjoy it — or at least enjoy helping! The magic ingredient to keeping the mess down in this particular easy Christmas craft for kids is the contact paper.
I know, I know, you read “painting” and almost scrolled past this Christmas craft idea, but this is really more like stamping than painting! And in my experience, much of the paint actually stays on the pipe cleaners! Very little has ended up on hands and we aren’t too worried about dripping a little bit of paint on our plastic craft table!
Coffee Filter Paper (CHRISTMAS!) Tree
This is the “messiest” Christmas craft on this list, but I’ve found washable watercolors to be a very forgiving medium. Something about watercolors seems to give the kids a more calm vibe anyways and they are less likely to go crazy with too much water or paint. This tree is a clever use for those old coffee filters you’ve been trying to find a use for ever since you switched to a Keurig. 😉
Printable, Free Christmas Coloring Pages
As far as crafting goes, coloring books are just about the least messy project out there. These free coloring pages are the PERFECT amount of easy Christmas craft meets actual relaxation. Have your child use crayons or colored pencils so you don’t have to worry about the marker bleeding through and possibly tearing the page.
Bead and Pipe Cleaner Candy Canes
This easy Christmas craft is iconic — if you’ve never seen Christmas colored beads strung on a pipe cleaner, I just think you’ve really been missing something! My kids are obsessed to trimming the tree with candy canes and my plan next Christmas is for them to make these bead and pipe cleaner candy canes instead of buying a TON of sugary ones!
Christmas String Art For Kids
Another craft with no messy liquids! Hooray for the mom who just mopped! (Not me). This Christmas String Art Craft for Kids is extremely beneficial for strengthening motor skills and the finished project will most likely become a cherished one for years to come. I’m thinking of the kids making a few of these for the grandparents this year!
Paper Straw Christmas Wreath Ornament
I think this easy Christmas craft might just take the cake as the absolute easiest! Make a cute little paper straw Christmas wreath ornament with your kids today and then let them hang it on the tree!
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