Simple Paper Christmas/Winter Crafts for Kids

Christmas eve is here, and even though the activities of the season can make us feel a little overwhelmed, lets not forget the “true reason for the season”. With that said, its good to remember that it is a wonderful time to create lasting memories with our kids. This holiday season, I’ve done more with the kids when it comes to crafts and developing little artists than in previous years. In this post I share some of the simple paper crafts I helped my kids do.

It is pretty neat the many projects kids can do with paper. I searched and thought of some crafts to do with mine, and these are the ones that we have worked on so far:

Christmas Garland

Materials:

  1. construction paper (red and green)
  2. pencil
  3. scissors
  4. tape

Instructions:

Placing the construction paper horizontally, draw vertical lines of about 2 1/2 to 3 inches wide to create strips. Then cut the strips.

Cut Strips

Then, make a circle with one strip, as to create a bracelet and tape both ends together. Then insert another strip through the first one and tape both ends. Repeat until desired length is achieved.

Easy for kids to assemble.

Christmas Garland on chalkboard

We decorated all our boards : )

Snow Flakes

Materials:

  1. white copy paper
  2. scissors
  3. glitter glue
  4. compass
  5. pencil
  6. hole puncher
  7. string

Instructions:

Use compass to draw circle (or you can use any round object that can fit in the paper) of desired size.

Circle

Then have your child practice cutting a circle:

Cutting practice : )

Fold as follows:

Fold in half

Fold in half

Fold again matching the ends

Fold again matching the ends

Fold once more

Fold once more

Then with scissors create different patterns:

Create patterns by cutting

Cut creating patterns

Open the paper to reveal your snowflake:

snowflake

snowflake

Let your child get creative by decorating the snowflake with glitter glue.

Decorating with glitter glue

Decorating with glitter glue

Make a hole with hole puncher and tie a string through it. We hung ours from the ceiling:

hanging from ceiling

Hanging from ceiling

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Foot Print Christmas Trees:

You got to love Pinterest! This one is all over it, and decided to do it before my kids are too old. (Estefania might have reached that already, still, I included her).

Materials:

  1. Washable finger paints
  2. Copy paper or card stock
  3. Construction Paper
  4. Glue

Instructions:

Apply finger paint on your child’s foot and then print on the paper. Have your child paint the star and ornaments with their fingers. Once dried, glue the paper on construction paper to create a simple mat (could be framed if wished).

Baby Natalia's Tree

Estefania, Alejandro, and Natalia's prints

They sure enjoyed doing this one. Messy and fun!

Angel with Hand Print Wings 

This one was inspired from The Crafty Classroom

Materials:

  1. copy paper or card stock (preferable)
  2. scissors
  3. color pencils
  4. glitter glue
  5. glue
  6. pipe cleaner (optional)
  7. tape (optional)

Instructions:

Draw a person (angel) and cut it. Place your child’s hands together on the paper and trace around them. Then cut the paper hands and glue to the back of the angel.

Angel pattern and hand traced wings

Have your child color the angel and decorate with glitter glue.

Decorating with glitter glue

A halo can be added by using a gold or yellow pipe cleaner (we had yellow at home). Make a small loop, twist the remaining and tape it to the back of the angel.

Pipe cleaner halo added

Estefania, loved doing this!

Finished Angel

Pom Pom painting Christmas Tree 

This activity was inspired from Fantastic Fun and Learning

Materials:

  1. copy paper or card stock (preferable)
  2. finger paint
  3. small containers if available
  4. pom poms
  5. twizzers
  6. glitter (optional)

Instructions:

Draw a christmas tree pattern on the card stock and cut it. Prepare finger paint (add glitter to it if you like) on containers with a pom pom for each color. I did a color coded set up:

Color coded setup

Have child paint using tweezer to hold the pom pom.

Painting tree

Let child create his/her own design:

Color coded pom pom and paint

Estefania decided to brush paint the trunk (Its nice when your child also participates in the planning and decisions of their projects):

Brush painted the trunk

The finished product looks artsy and nice to use as decoration:

Finished tree

This activity was also a good fine motor skill practice, and Estefania had fun with it.

I hope you enjoyed our paper crafts and perhaps you could still do some of these to entertain your kids during your family celebrations.

I wish you all a Merry and blessed Christmas and that you enjoy making wonderful memories with your family, especially your little ones.

~Maritza

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6 thoughts on “Simple Paper Christmas/Winter Crafts for Kids

  1. Hazel Marroquin

    Awesome. Great job and great ideas

    Sent from my iPhone

  2. Rosa Rodriguez

    These are awesome!!

    • Thank you Rosa! Glad you stopped by!

  3. Roy

    que preciosa Estefanía, que aplicada es con sus tareas.

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