Easy Christmas Crafts for the Classroom


The Kinderhearted Classroom Christmas Crafts

Whether you are reading this the week before Christmas or 2 months before Christmas, there's always time for some fun and easy Christmas crafts.  I don't know about you, but I love helping my students make a craft that can be given to their parents or loved ones for Christmas.  The students love it too!  So today I'm sharing some of my favorite EASY-PEASY Christmas crafts.

Easy Ornaments

The Kinderhearted Classroom Christmas Crafts

These cute ornaments are a great idea I found in Parents magazine.  When I saw them I knew they were perfect for school.   All you need are clear ornaments (plastic or glass will work).  Remove the topper and then let your students have fun filling the ornaments.  

I love the multi-colored pom poms!  Use some tweezers to have the students pick-up the pom poms and you have yourself some great fine motor practice too.  But you don't have to use pom poms - anything that will fit inside the hole (or that can be mashed, folded or scrunched to get it in) can work.  Here's just a few ideas of items you can fill the ornaments with: pom poms, buttons, sequins, colored paper strips, jingle bells, colored rocks (think fish tank), ribbon and more.  

When your students are done filling them, simply pop the top back in ( a little glue around the edge would be a good idea).  Then add a bow or ribbon hanger and voila - done!  Here's some other examples I found.  You can click on the picture for more details.

The Kinderhearted Classroom Christmas Crafts

The Kinderhearted Classroom Christmas Crafts

The Kinderhearted Classroom Christmas Crafts

The Kinderhearted Classroom Christmas Crafts

Easy Cards

The Kinderhearted Classroom Christmas Crafts

If you teach littles, then you know that parents love ANYTHING made with fingerprints and handprints.  They make great keepsakes for years to come.  These fingerprint cards meet all the requirements: Cute, Fast and Easy!

The Kinderhearted Classroom Christmas Crafts

All you need to do is copy the template onto cardstock, grab some paint and get ready to dab those little fingers!  I like using a variety of colors, but I always let me students choose what colors they want and where they want to put them.

Teacher Hint: It is easiest to do all of one color first, wipe the finger clean, then move on to the next finger.  A box of baby wipes works great for cleaning fingers in between colors!

I've put together a variety of Christmas light finger print templates you can use in your classroom.  In this set you get 6 different cards to choose from!  Each card is ready to print.  Cards include: Merry Christmas (2 options), Merry and Bright, Noel, Joy to the World, Happy Holidays and Love.  You can find this resource in my TpT store!

The Kinderhearted Classroom Christmas Crafts

Here's another finger painting craft you can do.  Since I teach at a private school, we complete this finger painting activity as we learn the Nativity story.  As with the cards above, all you need to do is copy the template onto card stock, gather your paints, and then get busy dabbing those little fingers.

The Kinderhearted Classroom Christmas Crafts

You can grab this template for free by clicking on the image above!

Easy Wreaths

The Kinderhearted Classroom Christmas Crafts

Last up is this super-duper, easy-peasy Christmas wreath. Start with a cardstock wreath shape.  If you have a die cut machine at school or your local craft store, the letter 'O' should work just right!  You could also use a paper plate (big or small) with the middle cut out.  A small wreath would make a great ornament and a larger wreath would be a wonderful wall decoration.

Next up, grab some green yarn and get wrapping!  I would suggest taping or hot gluing the starting end of the yarn to the back of the wreath frame just so your students don't get frustrated with it falling off.  Encourage them to wrap and wrap and wrap, trying to cover as much of the wreath base as possible.  Once they are done attach the end of the string to the  back with a little hot glue or tape.  Don't want to use yarn, check out the glued tissue paper wreath below for another easy-peasy option!

Then allow students to decorate their wreaths.  They can use beads, sequins, jewels, pom poms and more.  Add a bow and you have a beautiful wreath that any parent will love!  Check out the bow made of 2 handprints in the picture below.  What a great, personal touch!

The Kinderhearted Classroom Christmas Crafts

I hope that you have found an idea or two that you will be able to use in your classroom.  If you have a favorite that would qualify as an Easy-Peasy Christmas Craft I'd love to hear about it.  Leave a quick note in the comments to tell me what you do in your classroom!



Back to Top