Having toddler Christmas crafts to do will help very young children feel part of the preparation for the holiday.
By keeping a few staple craft supplies on hand, you can have a project ready for them to do on a moments notice.
Some handy things to have are: pipe cleaners, pom poms, cotton balls, craft sticks, scraps of yarn and fabric, some craft foam and/or felt, construction paper, glue, paint in Christmas colors, and lots of glitter.
Save cereal and cracker boxes for when you need cardboard.
You will enjoy using these free toddler crafts with your young child.
Prepare several projects ahead when you have a moment to sit down. You can do the cutting or printing when you aren’t so busy and have it ready when your child wants to do toddler Christmas crafts.
Toddlers will love crushing red and white paper squares to make a Scrunched Paper Candy Cane.
Cotton Ball Santa
Craft a cotton ball Santa with construction paper or cardstock, cotton balls and glue.
Paper Plate Santa
This paper plate Santa also uses cotton balls, construction paper, and glue, but he is done on the back of a paper plate.
Draw the outline of a snowman on a large piece of paper and let your toddler put mini marshmallows on the outline and then add face and buttons to his marshmallow snowman.
Or you could use cotton balls and glue.
Let your toddler thread clear pony beads onto white pipe cleaners, and then help him/her twist the pipe cleaners together to finish a beaded snowflake.
For glitter snowflakes, cut a snowflake from the bottom of a paper plate. Over newspaper, let your child brush glue all over both sides of the snowflake and then shake glitter over. I think it would be easier to do one side at a time and let it dry in between.
Make several snowflakes and do one side of all of them at a time. These are great toddler Christmas crafts, and can be given to doting grandparents.
Cotton Ball Snowflakes
Craft cotton ball snowflakes: Layer 3 or 4 popsicle sticks so they cross in the middle, and glue them together. Glue cotton balls in the center and on the tips of each stick.
Super Simple Snowflakes
Cross 3 or 4 popsicle sticks in the middle and glue together to make super simple snowflakes. Glue different shapes of pasta on top of the sticks and let dry. Finish by painting silver or gold and adding glitter.
Cut an elongated heart from brown cardstock or craft foam and punch a hole in the middle of the top. Let your toddler finish the reindeer by adding pipecleaner antlers, google eyes, and a pompom nose.
Plastic Cup Reindeer
Scroll down. Create a plastic cup reindeer with brown cups (or paint them if you can’t find brown ones). Punch holes for pipecleaner antlers, and add google eyes and a red pompom nose.
Clothespin Reindeer Ornament
Create a head and body out of cardboard and let your toddler paint them and 3 spring clothespins, brown. Clip the clothespin legs onto the body and one for the neck. Glue the head onto the neck and finish your clothespin reindeer ornament features and adornments.
Cotton Ball Candy Cane
Make a cotton ball candy cane. Cut a cardboard candy cane shape and let your toddler paint it red. Then cotton balls can be glued on for the white stripes.