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Christmas crafts to keep kids occupied

Christmas crafts to keep kids occupied

Christmas crafts to keep kids occupied

Some of the links in this post may be affiliate links. This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission at no extra cost to you. All opinions remain my own.

Here’s a roundup of great Christmas craft ideas to keep excited kids on school break occupied in the run up to Christmas Day.

Christmas Crafts to Keep Kids Occupied

Christmas crafts to keep kids occupied

One of the biggest challenges busy mothers face with getting everything ready for Christmas is TIME!

So what better way to buy yourself some more time for prep than by keeping the kids occupied with some Christmas crafting?

I’m talking primary / elementary school aged kids here by the way.

Before you shudder and think, “but that’s such a time suck”, I have put together a list of brilliant Christmas crafts for kids to make… that they can easily make on their own.

All you have to do is instil in them that clearing up after yourself when you’ve been crafting is almost as fun as the crafting itself.

Christmas crafts to keep kids occupied

You might even find that you can kill two birds with one stone and get them crafting homemade gifts or lovely festive decorations!

So here you go… here’s a list of some gorgeous Christmas crafts that kids can sit and do on their own….

1. Super Simple Mono Print Christmas Tree Card

This mono print Christmas tree card from is super duper easy to make and looks really striking when it’s finished.

It’s up to your kiddos how much or little embellishment they add.

Christmas crafts to keep kids occupied

See the full step-by-step here:

2. 3D Christmas Tree STEAM Craft

How about this for a multitasking craft?

Christmas craft, Christmas decoration and STEAM activity.

What’s not to love about this 3D Christmas Tree from

Christmas crafts to keep kids occupied

See the full step-by-step here:

3. Lolly Sticks Christmas Crafts

Now here’s a little craft idea that makes the most out of using up what’s left in the craft cupboard… lolly sticks, googly eyes, pompoms, you know the score!

As does the clever lady over at .

See the full step-by-step here:

Christmas crafts to keep kids occupied

Now craft could be a piece of art or it could be a Christmas card, depends how you want to play it. It’s one of those simple but eye-catching craft ideas that I just love.

See the full step-by-step here:

This one is for those with a sweet tooth – well a sweet tooth they can keep under control, at least until the super cute are made.

Talking of sweet tooths , don’t forget to check out my post, which is proving super popular at the moment!

See the full step-by-step here:

Christmas crafts to keep kids occupied

6. Cupcake Liner Homemade Wrapping Paper

Ok I’m at it again… getting the kids to do my Christmas prep through their craft!!

But I love the simplicity of this u and how beautiful to have handcrafted wrapping paper covering all the Christmas gifts.

7. Pipe Cleaner Christmas Trees

Love playing with pipe cleaners! Love how gorgeous these look. I can see these being made and brought out year after year to decorate the house at Christmas.

Christmas crafts to keep kids occupied

8. Christmas Scented Salt Dough Garlands

Now these are my very favourite of the Christmas crafts for kids to make in this roundup.

We will definitely be having these on our Christmas tree this year – just got to get the seven year old and her pals geared up to make some for me ????

So I’m ending on another doughy kids craft… this time .

These are perfect for kiddos of all ages – even pre-schoolers to get crafting.

Christmas crafts to keep kids occupied

So which ones are you going to get your kids crafting?

Feeling like you need more Christmas ideas and inspiration? Hop over to our zone.

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Christmas crafts to keep kids occupied

Christmas crafts to keep kids occupied

Christmas crafts to keep kids occupied

Some of the links in this post may be affiliate links. This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission at no extra cost to you. All opinions remain my own.

Here’s a roundup of great Christmas craft ideas to keep excited kids on school break occupied in the run up to Christmas Day.

Christmas Crafts to Keep Kids Occupied

One of the biggest challenges busy mothers face with getting everything ready for Christmas is TIME!

So what better way to buy yourself some more time for prep than by keeping the kids occupied with some Christmas crafting?

Christmas crafts to keep kids occupied

I’m talking primary / elementary school aged kids here by the way.

Before you shudder and think, “but that’s such a time suck”, I have put together a list of brilliant Christmas crafts for kids to make… that they can easily make on their own.

All you have to do is instil in them that clearing up after yourself when you’ve been crafting is almost as fun as the crafting itself.

You might even find that you can kill two birds with one stone and get them crafting homemade gifts or lovely festive decorations!

So here you go… here’s a list of some gorgeous Christmas crafts that kids can sit and do on their own….

Christmas crafts to keep kids occupied

1. Super Simple Mono Print Christmas Tree Card

This mono print Christmas tree card from is super duper easy to make and looks really striking when it’s finished.

It’s up to your kiddos how much or little embellishment they add.

See the full step-by-step here:

2. 3D Christmas Tree STEAM Craft

Christmas crafts to keep kids occupied

How about this for a multitasking craft?

Christmas craft, Christmas decoration and STEAM activity.

What’s not to love about this 3D Christmas Tree from

See the full step-by-step here:

3. Lolly Sticks Christmas Crafts

Christmas crafts to keep kids occupied

Now here’s a little craft idea that makes the most out of using up what’s left in the craft cupboard… lolly sticks, googly eyes, pompoms, you know the score!

As does the clever lady over at .

See the full step-by-step here:

Now craft could be a piece of art or it could be a Christmas card, depends how you want to play it. It’s one of those simple but eye-catching craft ideas that I just love.

See the full step-by-step here:

Christmas crafts to keep kids occupied

This one is for those with a sweet tooth – well a sweet tooth they can keep under control, at least until the super cute are made.

Talking of sweet tooths , don’t forget to check out my post, which is proving super popular at the moment!

See the full step-by-step here:

6. Cupcake Liner Homemade Wrapping Paper

Ok I’m at it again… getting the kids to do my Christmas prep through their craft!!

Christmas crafts to keep kids occupied

But I love the simplicity of this u and how beautiful to have handcrafted wrapping paper covering all the Christmas gifts.

7. Pipe Cleaner Christmas Trees

Love playing with pipe cleaners! Love how gorgeous these look. I can see these being made and brought out year after year to decorate the house at Christmas.

8. Christmas Scented Salt Dough Garlands

Now these are my very favourite of the Christmas crafts for kids to make in this roundup.

Christmas crafts to keep kids occupied

We will definitely be having these on our Christmas tree this year – just got to get the seven year old and her pals geared up to make some for me ????

So I’m ending on another doughy kids craft… this time .

These are perfect for kiddos of all ages – even pre-schoolers to get crafting.

So which ones are you going to get your kids crafting?

Feeling like you need more Christmas ideas and inspiration? Hop over to our zone.

Christmas crafts to keep kids occupied

Preparing for Christmas with Mums Make Lists

Want more life hacks and great Christmas ideas? Scroll through our Christmas posts below, click on an image or link to be taken to a post.

Christmas Posts on Mums Make Lists

Hello, I'm Luci, Editor of Mums Make Lists. MML is full of creative tips I’ve put together to bring calm and balance to the lives of busy mums and their families.

© Mums Make Lists - All Rights Reserved

Christmas crafts to keep kids occupied

Christmas crafts to keep kids occupied

Christmas crafts to keep kids occupied

Some of the links in this post may be affiliate links. This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission at no extra cost to you. All opinions remain my own.

Here’s a roundup of great Christmas craft ideas to keep excited kids on school break occupied in the run up to Christmas Day.

Christmas crafts to keep kids occupied

Christmas Crafts to Keep Kids Occupied

One of the biggest challenges busy mothers face with getting everything ready for Christmas is TIME!

So what better way to buy yourself some more time for prep than by keeping the kids occupied with some Christmas crafting?

I’m talking primary / elementary school aged kids here by the way.

Before you shudder and think, “but that’s such a time suck”, I have put together a list of brilliant Christmas crafts for kids to make… that they can easily make on their own.

Christmas crafts to keep kids occupied

All you have to do is instil in them that clearing up after yourself when you’ve been crafting is almost as fun as the crafting itself.

You might even find that you can kill two birds with one stone and get them crafting homemade gifts or lovely festive decorations!

So here you go… here’s a list of some gorgeous Christmas crafts that kids can sit and do on their own….

1. Super Simple Mono Print Christmas Tree Card

This mono print Christmas tree card from is super duper easy to make and looks really striking when it’s finished.

Christmas crafts to keep kids occupied

It’s up to your kiddos how much or little embellishment they add.

See the full step-by-step here:

2. 3D Christmas Tree STEAM Craft

How about this for a multitasking craft?

Christmas craft, Christmas decoration and STEAM activity.

Christmas crafts to keep kids occupied

What’s not to love about this 3D Christmas Tree from

See the full step-by-step here:

3. Lolly Sticks Christmas Crafts

Now here’s a little craft idea that makes the most out of using up what’s left in the craft cupboard… lolly sticks, googly eyes, pompoms, you know the score!

As does the clever lady over at .

Christmas crafts to keep kids occupied

See the full step-by-step here:

Now craft could be a piece of art or it could be a Christmas card, depends how you want to play it. It’s one of those simple but eye-catching craft ideas that I just love.

See the full step-by-step here:

This one is for those with a sweet tooth – well a sweet tooth they can keep under control, at least until the super cute are made.

Talking of sweet tooths , don’t forget to check out my post, which is proving super popular at the moment!

Christmas crafts to keep kids occupied

See the full step-by-step here:

6. Cupcake Liner Homemade Wrapping Paper

Ok I’m at it again… getting the kids to do my Christmas prep through their craft!!

But I love the simplicity of this u and how beautiful to have handcrafted wrapping paper covering all the Christmas gifts.

7. Pipe Cleaner Christmas Trees

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