5 Quick and Easy Holiday Crafts for Kids

Here are some super-quick holiday craft ideas from around the web. Added bonus — these use items most households already have on-hand! Yay for no-hassle crafts!!

 I love these festive, yet simple handmade ornaments! See the full tutorial at The Crafty Crow.

Use some leftover wrapping paper scraps to make holiday cards like these ones found via Camp Slop.

Have some cardboard tubes on-hand? Make some snowmen! Found on Squidoo.

I love these gingerbread men from Teach Preschool — what a fun (and frugal) project!

And lastly, this Santa’s Workshop Pretend Play at No Time for Flashcards is pure genius!! It’s also a fun way to sneak in a little learning too.

Have fun!!


  1. very cute! now i just need some ideas for outdoor decorations the kids can make. they want to decorate the front yard!

    • Awww… how sweet (and very ambitious of them!) 🙂 Have you tried ice suncatchers? We made them last year & the kiddos thought they were SO neat!

      • ha ha ha ha, I don’t think ice would do so well down in Texas, I can just see their dismay as it melts.

        Maybe giant styrofoam balls covered in yarn?

  2. YES! We made those woven ornaments when I was a child in 5th grade in mrs. preston’s art class. I could remember the teachers name, the colors of yarn I had chosen, even the fact that I had to re-do mine a couple of times but I could not remember for the life of me how we made them exactly. I’ve searched a few times over the years and could never come up with anything. THANK YOU!

  3. I love the woven ornaments!!

  4. Thank you so much for linking to The Crafty Crow ornaments!!

  5. I love cardboard gingerbread house – truly fun and frugal.

  6. I am way behind on reading blogs and just now found this post!! Thank you so much for sharing the cardboard gingerbread houses and men. One of my favorites too:)