I am so excited for Christmas! We love messy play in our house and it seemed like a great idea to follow on from our 3 Autumn Crafts and 3 Halloween Crafts with some Christmas crafts.

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:

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.


Christmas Crafts Santa Paper Plate

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!

You’ll need:

  • 1 paper plate
  • Googly eyes
  • Red felt
  • Cotton Balls
  • Scissors
  • Glue

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.


Christmas Crafts 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
  • Scissors
  • Glue

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.


Christmas Crafts Snowman Bowling

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
  • Glue
  • 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?



  1. December 16, 2015 / 12:28 pm

    Ah I love these ideas, so cute! I bet my girls would love them, thanks for sharing! Becky xx

    • December 17, 2015 / 1:05 pm

      Thank you Becky!! They’re all so easy to do as well. With the last one, you can make so many little characters and turn them into ten pin bowling. x

    • December 19, 2015 / 7:48 am

      Thank you so much!! Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. x

  2. Hannah Budding Smiles
    December 18, 2015 / 9:35 am

    These are so cute! Toby’s only just letting me do foot and hand prints, he’s not too fussed about crafts just yet but he’s only 17 months so it will come! Love these ideas and will come back to them for next year xx

    • December 19, 2015 / 7:50 am

      Aww the hand and foot prints are too cute aren’t they! These will definitely be good for next year. x

  3. December 18, 2015 / 11:42 am

    Love these activities need to start doing more craft things with Blake from now on. We did something similar to the tree recently but with a stocking instead.

    • December 19, 2015 / 5:27 pm

      Thank you so much. Aww a little felt stocking sounds so cute! I love doing little crafts with toddlers, it’s messy but a lot of fun. x

  4. December 18, 2015 / 3:23 pm

    So cute & so easy!! Think I might try the santa plate with Mini M xx

    • December 19, 2015 / 5:27 pm

      The Santa plate is definitely the easiest, the less messy one and the most fun! I hope you enjoy it. x

  5. December 18, 2015 / 6:52 pm

    These crafts look amazing. Your pictures are beautiful and the crafts look easy enough for my daughter to enjoy. Really great ideas thank you for sharing x

    • December 19, 2015 / 5:28 pm

      I hope you have fun trying them together. Thank you for your lovely comment. x

  6. December 18, 2015 / 9:30 pm

    I love these Chloe, I’m not usually one to pull out the crafts with the monkeys, but maybe i should this year! xx

    • December 19, 2015 / 5:28 pm

      The Santa is definitely the easiest to do. If you hate the mess, then I’d definitely recommend this one! x

  7. December 18, 2015 / 9:45 pm

    These are very cute. My daughter is very crafty and would love to do the snowmen ones. My boys are a bit of a nightmare to do craft with as they a bit destructive. I love the idea of a big felt Christmas tree on the wall and Velcro Pom poms (googling for felt right away).

    • December 19, 2015 / 5:29 pm

      The felt one is so much better done in extra large. I’ll definitely be doing that next year and putting velcro on. I hope you have fun! The snowmen ones are perfect for a little bowling game. x

  8. December 18, 2015 / 10:24 pm

    Oh these are great – simple too! Pickle has decorated a tree for a card for his nan and grandad – he loved the glueing! Kaz x

    • December 19, 2015 / 5:30 pm

      Thank you so much. Aww it’s so cute getting them to make little handmade cards isn’t it! 😀 x

  9. December 18, 2015 / 10:45 pm

    Aw, such lovely ideas. I love doing crafts with my girls but I don’t get enough time to do it. These look nice and simple so I might give them a go.x

    • December 19, 2015 / 5:30 pm

      Finding the time is the trouble isn’t it. The Santa is so quick to pull together if you’re trapped for time. I hope you enjoy them! x

  10. December 18, 2015 / 11:09 pm

    These are the type of crafts I love to do. Very cool! I love the santa and the snowman one best! Thanks for sharing your fabulous ideas.

    • December 19, 2015 / 5:32 pm

      Thank you so much!!! They’re so sweet aren’t they and so simple to do. x

  11. December 19, 2015 / 9:19 am

    These look so great and easy to do. Plus it seems the mess with a toddler wouldn’t be as bad as it normally is!

    • December 19, 2015 / 5:13 pm

      Thank you so much! There is zero glitter involved haha. So very tidy! x

  12. December 19, 2015 / 3:11 pm

    Fab fab ideas as always. I love the Christmas tree one, Amelia is obsessed with pom poms so loves anything involving them! Such great quick crafts for little people!

    • December 19, 2015 / 5:21 pm

      Thank you so much! The Christmas tree is so cute isn’t it. If you use mini bits of velcro it’ll definitely make it less messy and they can build it again and again. x

  13. December 19, 2015 / 6:54 pm

    Ahh these are great activities, I especially love the paper plate Santa Claus and might have to try that with my sons

    • December 22, 2015 / 8:03 pm

      Thank you so much. The paper plate Santa is so easy to do but really fun! x

  14. December 19, 2015 / 9:07 pm

    Great idea and so easy to do that toddlers and older children can all have fun.

    • December 22, 2015 / 8:04 pm

      Thank you so much. They’re definitely suitable for all age ranges. xx

  15. December 20, 2015 / 9:15 pm

    These are 3 great and definitely cute ideas!! I’m unfortunately not a very good crafty person although if I follow some instructions I could be good but just following my own imagination it could end up in a big disaster!! LOL Having said that I thing your ideas are easy to do and follow so it looks like I could probably give it a go!! Fingers crossed it goes well lol. 🙂 xx

    • January 3, 2016 / 6:09 pm

      Thank you so much Franca! The Santa paper plate is super easy to do!!! I promise you all my craft posts are so easy and practically mess free. But I get what you mean! 🙂 I hope you had a beautiful Christmas with your family xx

  16. December 20, 2015 / 9:32 pm

    These are so cute, thanks for sharing! Jack wants me to make a santa beard with him tomorrow but think he’ll change his mind when I show him that cute paper plate santa.

    • January 3, 2016 / 6:12 pm

      Aww thank you so much. I hope you managed to do some and you enjoyed them. x

  17. Another Bun
    December 23, 2015 / 8:45 pm

    These look easy enough even for me who is completely cack handed to do! Will maybe have to give one of them a try tomorrow to calm down the pre christmas over excitement

    Hope you have a wonderful Christmas #love2blog

    • December 30, 2015 / 9:47 am

      Aww I hope you tried them and enjoyed them. Wishing you a happy new year! x

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