Christmas is a magical time for everyone, particularly toddlers. There’s just so much to enjoy! Decorating the tree with bright and beautiful colored lights and Christmas ornaments marks the start of the festivities in our house, one of many Christmas traditions we enjoy with our little ones.
But fun with the Christmas tree doesn’t need to stop there! Christmas tree crafts are a lovely way to keep kids busy in the loooooong lead up to the big day.
This season, forget all those store-bought gingerbread house kits. Instead, let your 2 or 3 year old unleash their creativity with some Christmas tree crafts!
From tree-themed ornaments to Christmas tree handprint art and card designs, here you’ll find Christmas tree arts and crafts for toddlers a plenty. Your little ones are going to love making their very own uniquely decorated trees, using glittered paper, cardboard tubes, paper plates, pom-poms and more.
As a bonus, these toddler Christmas tree crafts will make wonderful keepsakes or an easy last-minute gift for Grandparents and other loved ones.
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Super easy Christmas Tree crafts for toddlers (virtually no prep mess, minimal mess)
Fun and easy Christmas crafts are your best friends when you have young kids at home. Many crafts are tricky for toddlers, meaning Mother dearest ends up finishing them. Where’s the fun in that, right? So here are some super easy Christmas tree craft ideas that are also quick to prep and have minimal mess. Meaning you can kick back a little and sip your gingerbread latte or mulled wine in peace. (Highly likely with Christmas around the corner and little kids at your feet, but you never know!)
Cardboard Christmas Tree Pasta Craft
Green Handprint Christmas Tree Craft
Here’s a super simple handprint Christmas tree craft that encourages open-ended creativity. Once you’ve cut out your handprint shape,your toddler choose exactly how to decorate it. What’s more you could easily turn this sweet and simple tree into a handprint tree card or how about a gift tag?
Easy Christmas tree decorating
Here’s an easy sticker activity that will keep your toddler busy for hours! All you need is a large piece of paper and lots of stickers. An engaging, open-ended Christmas tree-themed art activity for little ones.
Cardboard Tube Christmas Tree Craft
Felt Christmas tree decorating
Felt sticks to felt – isn’t it amazing the huge variety of things you learn when you become a mom, right?! Use this info to keep your toddler busy with this super easy Christmas tree craft. They get to decorate their very own felt Christmas tree, with felt decorations. You can then add some real twinkly lights.
Colored Salt Christmas Tree
Kid-Friendly Pipe Cleaner Christmas Trees Craft
Foil Art Christmas Trees
Washi Tape Christmas Fridge Tree
This is an easy and zero-mess Christmas tree craft ideal for toddlers aged 2-3 years old. All you need are some colorful/patterned washi tapes, refrigerator magnets and your refrigerator – of course!
Tape out a Christmas tree shape, then let them go crazy decorating it with magnets. The decor is sure to change daily, everyday will be a surprise. It’s definitely on my list of the best Christmas tree crafts to support creativity in an open-ended way, all while developing fine motor skills. Win-win!
Simple Popsicle Christmas Tree Craft For Toddlers
A hot glue gun will make a quick job of prepping this easy popsicle Christmas tree. Once you’ve made the basic tree shape, your toddler will be free to start decorating. Why not add some sequins or glitter to add some sparkle?
Popsicle stick Christmas Tree ornament from Simple Mom Project
Christmas Tree ornament crafts for toddlers
These Christmas tree ornament craft ideas are filled with so much fun, shimmer and sparkle – the perfect ingredients for toddlers!
So if you haven’t finished decorating your Christmas tree, or haven’t even started (guilty!), these trinkets and ornaments will be a lovely addition.
I also love making Christmas tree ornaments as keepsakes and gifts for family and friends. For more ornament ideas, check out 45 adorable Christmas ornaments for kids of all ages
Pine Cone Christmas Tree Craft
Super Easy Christmas Tree Craft
Craft Stick Christmas Tree Ornament
Funky Christmas Tree Ornaments
Pipe Cleaner Christmas Tree Ornaments
Paper Straw Christmas Tree Ornament
Salt Dough Christmas Tree Decoration
Coffee Filter Christmas Tree Ornaments
A cute and easy Christmas tree ornament craft for toddlers, this time using colored salt dough. Once dry, simply add star stickers, then paint on a bit of glue, we used white PVA glue) and sprinkle some glitter. We made lots of these salt dough ornaments last year – we got on a roll and my two just kept on going! It was such a fun afternoon.
Candy Cane Christmas Tree Ornament
DIY Clothespin Christmas Tree Craft
Silver Pasta Christmas Tree Ornaments
Christmas Tree Clay Pot Ornament Craft for Kids
Paper Christmas Tree crafts
These paper Christmas tree crafts are seriously adorable and will look lovely on the wall or by the fireplace.
Paper Christmas Tree Picture Frame
Paper Christmas Tree Origami Craft
3D Button Christmas Tree Craft
DIY Christmas Tissue Paper Tree
Paper Strips Christmas Tree Craft
For older toddlers ready to work with scissors, this Christmas tree craft will be a good exercise. For younger kids, simply buy a craft pack with paper strips and add some decorative washi tape. You could also try this on the front of some homemade holiday cards too.
Crumpled Paper Christmas Tree Craft
Christmas Tree handprint art ideas
Handprint crafts are a little trickier than others but make for great keepsakes. It’s fun to check how much their hands have grown from one year to the next, as well as a little heart breaking (sob). Anyway, you’re going to be amazed at how many different Christmas tree arts and crafts you can make with a simple handprint from your toddler.
Easy 3D Handprint Christmas Tree Craft
Handprint Tree Christmas Ornament
Handprint Christmas Tree
This handprint Christmas tree craft idea will be fun but perhaps a little challenging with toddlers. They tend to get a little carried away and start pressing everywhere – so watch out! It’ll make for some lovely festive artwork so if you’re feeling brave, why not give it a go.
Christmas Tree card designs
Who doesn’t adore receiving handmade cards at Christmas? Add some homemade cookies for a special and heartwarming gift. Toddler-made cards are always appreciated by family and friends.
A Cute Paper Straw Christmas Craft
Kid Photo Christmas Tree Card
Tissue Paper Christmas Tree Card Craft
Footprint Christmas Tree
Christmas Tree Craft Templates & Free Printables
Are your kids bugging you to put up the Christmas tree, but you haven’t got the time just yet? Grab the free template or printable from one of the Christmas tree arts and craft ideas below for your toddler for a fuss-free activity.
Easy Christmas Tree 3D Craft
Christmas dot marker printable
Dot markers and a free printable always make a fun and easy art activity for toddlers. In this free pack, there’s a Christmas tree template. Add this one to your printer queue now!
Color & stick Christmas activities
For an easy toddler Christmas craft, why not simply color a simple Christmas tree and stick some colorful pom-poms on? Print this off now for your toddler to get started on.
Fun and Easy 3D Paper Christmas Tree Craft
Other fun Christmas tree crafts for toddlers
Christmas Tree Water Bottle
Fork Painted Christmas Tree Craft
Paper Plate Christmas Tree Craft
Egg Carton Christmas Tree Craft for Toddlers
Ice Cream Cone Christmas Trees
Felt squares & pom-pom Christmas tree
Here’s a fun and mess-free Christmas tree activity and craft for toddlers. It involves stacking squares of felt onto a rainbow hoop stacking toy or similar. Little ones are sure to enjoy unmaking and then remaking this one over and over – they do love repetition!
Christmas tree playdough shapes
Playdough makes for a fun sensory activity for little kids and it’s really good for them too. It helps build strength and coordination while providing a new and interesting texture to play with. Here’s a Christmas tree-themed playdough arts and craft activity your toddler is sure to enjoy.
For younger toddlers use bigger items as tree ornaments, such as colorful pom-poms or large buttons. Older kids can probably manage smaller more fiddly things as pictured.
Painted Twigs Christmas Tree
Send your toddler on a scavenge and collect as many twigs as they can to make this easy Christmas tree craft. When they have gathered enough sticks, simply paint them in different colors and leave them to dry. Then arrange and glue onto paper – don’t forget to add the star!
Cardboard Tube Roll Christmas Tree
Do you have leftover tube rolls from wrapping paper? Or some old toilet paper rolls? If you’re looking for some entertaining Christmas tree arts and crafts for toddlers, this could be it! Trim a stack of tube rolls to form a triangle then glue or tape them together. Then paint and decorate. Leave it as it is to display on a table or add a string and turn it into a Christmas tree ornament.
Which of these fun Christmas tree arts and crafts will you try first with your toddler?
With Christmas is fast approaching, your little kiddos are sure to be getting excited! From homemade decorations, to And to keep them busy, have them make a couple of these Christmas tree crafts. I tell you, this will keep them preoccupied while you start decorating.
Which magical and festive Christmas tree craft you’re going to make with your toddlers this year? Christmas ornaments, cards or all of it? I can’t wait to hear your crafting stories. Don’t forget to leave a comment down below.
Looking for more Christmas arts and activities for toddlers? Take a look at these:
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- 45 adorable Christmas ornaments for kids of all ages
- Homemade snowman Christmas card to make with your toddlers
- Silver pasta Christmas tree ornaments
- Easy paint chip Christmas tree card
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