25 Winter and Christmas Crafts for Kids | Week 2
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25 Winter and Christmas Crafts for Kids | Week 2

Welcome to week 2 of 25 Winter  and Christmas Crafts for Kids!  All month long I am sharing 7 crafts each week with pictures, supply lists and directions that you can create with your little one.   If you are just joining this mini-series please check out 25 Winter  and Christmas Crafts for Kids Week 1 for the first 7 crafts and some “crafting with your toddler” tips!

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25 Winter and Christmas Crafts for Kids Week 2

Candy Cane and Wreath Ornament Craft - 25 Winter and Christmas Crafts for Kids #Toddlers #Preschoolers #Homeschool  

1. Candy Cane and Wreath Ornaments


Pipe cleaners
Fruit loops, cheerios or beads

I separated the red and green fruit loops before sitting down to complete this craft with Sweet Pea. Allow child to thread cereal on the pipe cleaner and then shape into a candy cane. Fold over and twist ends to keep from slipping. Add to tree or have as a supervised snack (obviously using the cereal only). Use green fruit loops to create a wreath. Add ribbon if creating into an ornament.

Mess Free Painted Snowflakes - 25 Winter and Christmas Crafts for Kids #Toddlers #Preschoolers #Homeschool

2. Mess-Free Painted Snowflakes


Large baggy
Blue and white paint
Large cardstock snowflake

Mess Free Painted Snowflakes - 25 Winter and Christmas Crafts for Kids #Toddlers #Preschoolers #Homeschool

Drop snowflake and a squirt of both paint colors in the large baggy. Seal and allow child to push paint through the plastic to cover the snowflake without a mess! Take out snowflake and allow to dry. Glue to construction paper.

Coffee Filter Snowflakes - 25 Winter and Christmas Crafts for Kids #Toddlers #Preschoolers #Homeschool

3. Coffee Filter Snowflakes


Coffee filters
Blue marker
Water dropper

Coffee Filter Snowflakes - 25 Winter and Christmas Crafts for Kids #Toddlers #Preschoolers #Homeschool

Guide tot to draw all over an open coffee filter making heavy blue dots with the ink. (I had to help make some darker areas since her scribbles are so light.) Then allow child to use the water dropper to drop water on each of the marker spots. Allow to dry. Fold and cut into snowflakes. String them to make a garland, mobile, decorate a window or just glue onto construction paper. If your toddler likes playing with water like mine this is a sure HIT!! Don’t worry about saturating the filter it dries fairly quickly.

DIY Felt Christmas Tree - 25 Winter and Christmas Crafts for Kids #Toddlers #Preschoolers #Homeschool

4. Felt Christmas Tree


36in X 36in green felt
Assorted colored felt
Garland (I used beads)
Assorted foam letters and/or snowflakes

Cut a tree shape out of the large green felt piece. Search online for ornaments or freehand draw ornaments on the different colors of felt. Trick: if you find a neat ornament online cut it out and trace onto freezer paper. Place freezer paper on felt with shiny side down and iron onto the felt. You will have the perfectly cut shape! Don’t get to fancy with layers of details or the ornament will become too heavy to stay on the tree. To cut a perfect tree: fold green fabric in half and use chalk to outline one side of the tree while keeping folded cut along chalk line. Add brown felt for trunk. I also glued my tree to a large scrap piece of cardboard for extra stability. To hang I used large Velcro tabs.

Scrapbook Paper Christmas Tree- 25 Winter and Christmas Crafts for Kids #Toddlers #Preschoolers #Homeschool

5. Scrapbook Paper Christmas Tree


Green scrapbook paper scraps in several prints
Construction paper

Ahead of time cut green scrap paper into long stripes. Start with a 10in strip and then decrease size of paper by 2 inches with each strip.  Guide child to organize strips from longest to shortest and then glue in place on construction paper. Add glitter or sequence for some extra pop.

DIY Peppermint Clay - 25 Winter and Christmas Crafts for Kids #Toddlers #Preschoolers #Homeschool

6. Peppermint Clay


2/4 drops Peppermint extract
2 Cups baking soda
1 cup corn starch
1 ½ cups cold water
Red food coloring

Combine all ingredients in a large pot on med/high heat. Constantly stir until clay forms. Add glitter for extra POP!

DIY Cinnamon Ornaments - 25 Winter and Christmas Crafts for Kids #Toddlers #Preschoolers #Homeschool

7. Cinnamon Ornaments


4. 12ounces of ground cinnamon
¾ cup applesauce
Cookie cutters
Pencil or straw

Preheat oven at 200F. Mix together applesauce and cinnamon until dough is formed. Taking ¼ of the dough at a time, roll dough to about ¼ in in thickness between two sheets of plastic wrap. While I worked with a section I gave Sweet Pea a section to work with for fun. Next, peel off top sheet of plastic wrap. Using the flattened dough sections guide your child to use the cookie cutters to cut into desired shapes. Make a hole at the top of ornament with pencil or straw. Place ornaments on baking sheet. Bake for 2 ½ hours. Cool ornaments on wire rack flipping occasionally. May take up to two days to thoroughly dry. However, I found that mine dried overnight. Use sandpaper to clean up the edges. String ribbon through hole and display.  This recipe should yield 15 but I was only able to make 10. These little goodies will smell like holiday cheer!!

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Don’t forget to check out the other posts in this series!

Christmas Crafts Week 1

Week 1 – Crafts number 1-7

25 Winter and Christmas Crafts for Kids Week 3 #Toddlers #Preschoolers #Homeschool

Week 3 – Crafts number 15- 21



Recent to the blogging world, I'm a new mom finding my way with my little darling Sweet Pea. I enjoy cooking, baking, the great outdoors and everything Baby Girl! Elementary school teacher turned stay at home mom = children's lit lover and craft connoisseur.
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  1. I really like the first one with the cereal, and the coffee filter snowflakes are so much fun!

  2. Such fun ideas thanks for posting!

  3. I love all of these, those Candy Cane and Wreath Ornaments with cereal are really neat!!

  4. I LOVE the felt Christmas tree! I really want to do that for Hayden! Great ideas!

  5. These are great ideas! I have a 2 year old who will love to do these crafts. Thanks for sharing!

  6. I love the felt Christmas tree what fun and you can do so much different things with it.

  7. The scrapbook one is my favorite. I think we could do that Tonight.

  8. The paper Christmas tree is cute – I have a ton of scraps I’ve been hanging on to that I can finally use!

  9. I love, love, love the fruit loop ornaments!! I love a lot of these, but I am totally making those ornaments with my boys after school tonite.

  10. Love the ones with the snowflakes. I never thought of putting the snowflake and paint into a baggy –sure stops a mess before it appears! I also like the coffee filter one–with this one the child id really creating their own!

  11. I love the cereal candy cane and wreath! This would be a great fine motor skill activity for little ones and they turn out so cute!

  12. What cool and easy crafts! I especially love the first two for young kids.

  13. My Grandson is totally into crafting. I think he would like the cinnamon and peppermint dough. I think I used to make this for my Daughter many years ago.

  14. LOVE those cereal ornaments! I’m pinning this to make them this weekend. Thanks!

  15. So many great ideas, and I love that last one so much. The pretty vibrant green tree and the size of it are both awesome!

  16. My son’s Kindergarten classroom will be making big snowflakes similar to these soon. I’d also love to have my kids create the scrap paper tree using left over wrapping paper!

  17. I really love the snowflake Idea for my toddler. You can tell you put a lot of effort into this and your daughter. Thank you so much for sharing all your ideas and all the great crafts with us.

  18. My kids made cinnamon ornaments when they were younger. They smell so nice and they’re easy.

  19. What fun crafts to do with all the kids. Simple easy and I bet I have everything to do them too. Thanks for sharing

  20. Wow this is such a neat project. I need to start doing a little bit more craft stuff with my own kids. I plan on getting into it for the new year.

  21. Nicole A. says:

    I’ve got the coffee filter snowflake and the felt christmas tree on my list of crafts to do this month with the kiddo.

  22. These are all wonderful. Some simple like the cereal and others a little more involved but still easy to do. I love that felt tree. So pretty.

  23. What cute holiday craft ideas.

  24. These are some wonderful and unique crafts. I love being able to spend quality time with my boys being creative so I will definitely be trying some of these here in our home.

  25. teresa mccluskey says:

    this is way to cool! So many neat ideas! I would do all o them I love the way the blue snow flake turned out!

  26. Oh my cute crafts! I so have to forward this to my bestie that needs crafts for her brothers to do!

  27. Le-an Lai Lacaba says:

    I think it’s awesome that you’re sparking creativity within your kids through crafts. you have a lot of great crafts ideas, really meant to keep the kids busy!

  28. My mom makes homemade ornaments like those above!

  29. How cute are those, so easy too. My youngest and I do craft projects all the time.

  30. The felt christmas tree is my favorite, but I think the kids and I will make some snow flakes today!! thank you for giving me this idea!

  31. patricia woolverton says:

    These are such cute crafts and look easy to do. I love the candy cane and wreath craft.

  32. I just adore the felt tree idea and the fact that kids could move ornaments around for fun!

  33. Love thie Christmas crafts ideas for kids. Easy to do yet so colorful and fun!

  34. Aww.. so sweet and lovely!

    I hope i can be that creative as well!

  35. These look super cute and easy!

  36. Thanks for all the great ideas!

  37. I[‘ve got to try those snowflakes! Love em!

  38. I love the felt Christmas tree idea, I think I am going to let the boys make one of those.

  39. We made the snowflakes, it was a great idea! My son is learning to use safety scissors so really loves crafts now.

  40. I love the felt Christmas tree! My girls would have fun decorating it.

  41. I adore those little cereal ornaments!

  42. My daughter loves crafts. I really appreciate you took to the time to compile this.

  43. I would love to do more crafts with my kids! I home school so finding the time seems to be the biggest challenge. Great ideas here!!

  44. Where is your tutorial for the “snow”? The craft collage featuring it leads to this post…. but I don’t see it here!

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