As I get ready for the holidays, I love to start with some arts and crafts! These Christmas crafts for kids are super cute and really easy to make. They are sturdy and so simple that my kids were able to make them largely independently. My kids then ended up playing with them and using them to make a small display. They turned out so well that all of my kindergarten students are making them for a special gift to take home for the holidays.
I started with wooden cubes. They are roughly 1″ cubes, but you could easily use larger cubes. Old wooden alphabet blocks would also work well. We then painted each of the sides a solid color. The Santa, tree and reindeer all need 4 cubes and the snowman needs 3.
Once the paint was dry we used puffy paint to add details. Markers would also work; I just personally like the 3-d look of the puffy paint. We also used some yarn, pipe cleaners and sparkles to add to the different figures.
Even young children can be successful with this easy Christmas craft. The painting is very simple for little hands and the details can be easily added with a little bit of glue or paint.
I decided to glue all of the blocks on slightly crooked because I felt that it gave them a bit of character. However, they look just as adorable with the blocks lined up! I used hot glue to glue the cubes together.
I am so happy with how well they turned out. The blocks give them a special, natural look that I love. I am excited to make these at school with my classes during an art period. They are so simple, but turn out so beautifully and make a nice homemade keepsake. They would be great as a present or even as an ornament.
When I make them again, I would love to try them with larger blocks. These figures are perfect for little hands, and larger pieces would look great for decoration. Christmas crafts for kids can be inexpensive, easy and beautiful!
In our kindergarten classes, we ended up with over 100 Christmas block characters. Each child was able to choose which character they wanted to make. They were also given choice on how they wanted to put them together and the details they wanted to add.
Each character was a little bit different from the others, but they were all adorable. They made wonderful Christmas presents that the children were excited to take home.