Simple and Easy Christmas Craft Ideas for Homeschoolers

It’s hard to believe, but Christmas is coming! If you are anything like me, the Christmas season seems to sneak up on you and before you know it, Christmas has arrived and all those fun craft ideas you wanted to do get pushed back to next year. I’m going to share with you how easy and simple a Christmas craft can be. Here are some of my favorites that are kid-tested and mom-approved for easy and inexpensive fun!

Ready for some Christmas craft fun? Here we go!

Thumbprint Reindeer Ornament

You’ll need the following supplies:

  • Clear glass ornament. You can use plastic, but it won’t show up as clearly.
  • Washable paint: brown, black and red.
  • Foam Brush
  • Small tip paintbrush
  • Snow to fill up the inside of the ornament.

Step One: Spread a thin layer of brown paint on your child’s thumb. Carefully press the thumb to the ornament and ROLL it from one side to another. Lift off carefully. let dry. If you smudge it by accident, wipe the print off and start over. Baby wipes are great for this.

Step Two: Using the small tipped brush, draw antlers and dot eyes with black paint. Let dry.

Step Three: (Optional) Using a small tipped brush, make a dot red nose. Let dry.

Step Four: Fill the ornament with snow (or other filler: glitter, shredded paper, etc)

And….you are DONE! What a simple Christmas craft – and look how cute your ornament is! They make great keepsakes for family members too.

DIY Personalized Snow Globe

This one looks hard, but is really very easy!

You’ll need the following supplies:

  • A glass jar with a lid. You can use a recycled pickle or jelly jar if you like! I used a Ball canning jar.
  • E6000 cement.
  • A figurine that you want to use.
  • Glitter (optional but pretty!)
  • Glycerin (optional)

Step one: Glue your figurine to the lid of your jar and let it cure for at least 24 hours.

Step two: Add water, glycerin, and glitter to your jar. Fill to at least 3/4 full. Don’t add too much glitter – less is really best!

Step three: Insert your figurine into the water mixture and screw the lid on TIGHTLY.

Flip your jar over and watch the snow fall! This is a great project to let kids’ interests shine. I love this Christmas craft for its creativity and the enjoyment it brings watching the snow fall again and again.

Princess Christmas Crown

You’ll need the following supplies:

  • Wired garland – 1 per child to make a double crown.
  • Curling ribbon
  • Scissors

Step one: Wrap the garland around your child’s head to get the correct fit. Don’t make it so tight that they can’t get it on! Once you have the correct length, cut the wire garland and fashion it into a circle. Connect the wire edges together to stabilize the crown.

Step two: Decide how long you want the ribbon strands to be and double that length. Longer ribbon holds the curl better. Cut between 30-40 lengths of ribbon and set aside.

Step three: Fold one of the curling ribbon lengths in half. Put the folded edge on the wire crown and pull the 2 loose ends up and through the folded edge of the ribbon. Pull tight. Continue to add ribbons until the crown is as full as your child wants.

Shape the crown into a circle, place it on your child’s head and watch them make the ribbons twirl! This Christmas craft does take a bit of time, but once you get used to doubling and looping the ribbons the project comes together quickly!

These are just a few of my favorite Christmas craft ideas – and I hope you enjoyed them. I would love to hear about your easy Christmas craft ideas – I’m always on the lookout for something new and fun!

About Aurie Good

Aurie is a mom of five incredibly adorable kids who keep her hopping all day long. She's given up on eating a hot meal, showering without kids banging on the door, and she has yet to finish a sentence without interruption. A reluctant homeschool convert, Aurie now homeschools year round and somehow manages to keep up with the laundry, dishes, and everything else. She's a passionate advocate for foster care and adoption through the foster care system, and loves to share her journey! When she's not hiding in the bathroom eating chocolate, you can find Aurie blogging about homeschooling with Classical Conversations, Disney World, traveling with five kids, and her foster journey.
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