These messy play crafts are a great way to introduce some of the things that are typically associated with Christmas, to your toddler.
They’re also really short, simple and easy to do, which is great if your little one has a short attention span like mine. Here’s our 3 easy toddler Christmas crafts:
Our daughter is 20 months old, so this has been a really great way to introduce cutting and sticking to her.
All of these activities are fun for you to do alongside your toddler. They’ll be a bit small to do them solo.
Top tip! It’s a really good idea to put down a matt and keep a bowl of water nearby. This will come in handy for those sticky, glittery hands.
PAPER PLATE SANTA
This is the easiest craft to do and Evie found it the most fun. It looks really great at the end, no matter how much glue your toddler puts all over it!
- 1 paper plate
- Googly eyes
- Red felt
- Cotton Balls
Cut out a red hat from your felt and simply cover the paper plate with glue. Stick on the hat, stick on the googly eyes and a little red nose and then have fun covering the plate in cotton balls!
Evie loved sprinkling the wool over the paper plate like snow and then saying ‘beep’ every time she pressed them on.
FELT CHRISTMAS TREE
This Christmas craft is really adaptable. Instead of glueing the pom poms you can put velcro on the back and use it again and again! Or why not make a bigger version for the wall so that your little one has their very own Christmas tree!
You will need:
- Green Felt
- Pom Poms in green and red
- Yellow card or felt
Simply cut out a Christmas tree shape from the green felt and a star from the yellow felt. Get your toddler to dip the pom poms and stick them on the tree.
This one really helps to teach patience and motor skills because the pom poms are really small. Evie was great at this craft but it did take a couple of goes for her to realise that the pom poms were supposed to stay on the tree.
There is a lot of prep for this craft and it can be difficult for some toddlers, but they’re fun to make and if you make a lot can be turned into a great bowling game! Why not make a snowball for the ball?
You will need:
- Empty toilet rolls
- Hole punch
- White tissue paper
- Orange card or felt
- Black card or felt
To make the snowman, simply wrap the toilet rolls in tissue paper, or get your toddler to help you paint them white if you prefer.
To prep for the decoration, hole punch or cut out some black circles for the eyes and the buttons, cut out black hats and orange carrot noses from the felt or card. Set them all out in a little dish and get your toddler to help you glue them onto the snowmen.
*This one is the trickiest to do and is better with an older toddler. Evie found the glue was too sticky and the parts too small, but enjoyed playing bowling with the end result.
If you liked our Christmas crafts check out our favourite family Christmas traditions in ‘10 Family Christmas Traditions To Start This Year‘.
What do you think of our 3 easy toddler Christmas crafts? Which is your favourite? Will you be trying any of these with your toddler?