26 Winter Break and Christmas Craft Tips

With the kids home from school for a couple weeks for winter break, I though it would be a great opportunity to share some great craft tips for Christmas and winter season. Please feel free to share some of your own tips as well! :)

Quick Christmas and Winter Craft Tips

1. For a fun Christmas ornament, get a Styrofoam ball and using sequin pins attach sequin a variety of colors. A hairpin stuck at the top makes it easy to hang on your tree.

2. Old Christmas cards can be turned into great ornaments. Just some ribbon and glitter is all that’s required. Punch a whole in the top and you’re ready to go.

3. Christmas Craft Ideas for Dad: Decorate a golf ball and turn it into an ornament or how about making a golf ball wreath?

4. Pine Cone Craft: Glue a festive ribbon and other embellishments to turn a pinecone into a Christmas tree ornament.

5. Make an adorable skier from a pinecone, acorn and Popsicle sticks. Popsicle sticks form the skis, the pinecone is the body and the acorn is the head. You can make ski poles out of toothpicks too.

6. Who says paper snowflakes have to be white? Have some fun with color.

7. Scissors with patterned edges can add attractive elements to paper snowflakes.

8. 2 or 3 white paper plates make a great snowman. Just add boots, arms, a scarf and a face.

9. Instead of a Advent calendar, make a paper chain Christmas countdown. Cut out 25 paper strips and glue the chain together. Take one chain off for each day before Christmas. If you have some gold or silver paper, make that the 25th day to make it extra special.

10. Pompoms, googly eyes and pipe cleaners make it easy to turn a candy cane into Rudolph or your favorite reindeer.

11. Easy snowflake ornament. Take 3 white Popsicle sticks and glue two sticks in an X pattern, then glue the 3rd stick on vertically, to make a snowflake shape. Embellish with rhinestones, sequins and more.

12. Cotton balls are a Christmas or winter craft must-have. They’re perfect for making snow, Santa’s beard and more.

13. “Finish the scene” Christmas craft: Find an old Christmas card with a winter or other scene. Glue it on a piece of paper and draw the rest of the scene on the page.

14. Make a candy cane ornament from pompons. Glue alternating small red and white pompoms into a candy cane pattern. Tie some ribbon at the top to attach to your tree.

15. A stained glass window makes a festive Christmas craft. Borders can be made with black construction paper and glue colored tissue on the back to form the glass.

16. Popsicle sticks can be very festive tree ornaments. Punch a small hole at the top and string with some gold thread. Dress up the sticks as Santa, a reindeer or a snowman using felt, pipe cleaners, pompoms and googly eyes.

17. Turn a candy pop into a reindeer. Dip in chocolate, use a candy for a nose (red for Rudolph) and pretzel pieces can be a nose.

18. Make a pinecone angel ornament. Top with a small wooden doll head, add hair and a halo made out of a gold colored pipe cleaner. Use a lace bow for wings.

19. It’s easy to make a candy tree. Just choose a Styrofoam cone shape and glue on your favorite candies.

20. Think outside the box and make a beaded ornament. Using wire and a variety of beads you can make snowflakes, trees, snowmen and more.

21. Make sparkly paper snowflakes by adding some spray glitter.

22. Inexpensive stretchy knit gloves are a great crafting canvas. Decorate with yarn, felt and other embellishments.

23. Q-tip snowflakes can be simple or as elaborate as your want. Just glue Q-tips on construction paper in desired shapes.

24. Turn an upside down painted clay pot into a snowman. Glue on a foam ball for a head and decorate.

25. Quick and fun snowboarder craft: A Popsicle stick forms the snowboard and pipe cleaners can be shaped into a snowboarder figure.

26. Fireplace in a lunch bag craft. Draw brick patterns onto a paper bag, fill with paper ready for recycling. Use orange and red construction paper to form the fire and glue it on the fireplace. You can recycle the project when you’re done.

Do you have any ideas to share?


  1. Elisha on December 8, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    Love these simple ideas for crafts! I have a 2 year old and can’t wait to try a few with him! Thank you

  2. Tamara on December 12, 2011 at 11:40 am

    These are great. A wonderful and easy way to keep them entertained while its to cold to send them outside. What I love about these is most of the stuff is stuff we already have laying around the house.

  3. Chandria Taylor on September 16, 2014 at 11:05 am

    These are so simple! I will definitely try these with my nephew if i can get him to sit down and focus!

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