Posted: Dec 16, 2012 10:00 AM
 
Christmas crafts and kids go hand in hand. Not only do they love expressing themselves with fun projects, they'll feel great about making their own Christmas gifts for others. We've gathered up some of our favorite kid crafts and information for how to make them... just add kids!

snowball ornament

Snowball ornaments

What's Christmas without some snowballs? This fun project from Just Crafty Enough let's you bring the fun inside with no melty mess. Grab the kids and just a handful of supplies and let the fun begin!

No-sew gingerbread puppets

No-sew gingerbread puppets

We think that your toddler would love getting their hands into these fun gingerbread puppets. Not only will they have a great time making the puppets, but they'll have a great time playing with them after. Visit Things for Boys for the simple tutorial.

Christmas light thumbprint art

Christmas light thumbprint art

All you need to make this adorable strand of holiday lights are some pint-sized thumbs, a marker, some paper and colorful paints. Head over to Meet the Dubiens for the detailed instructions.

Button Christmas tree

Button Christmas tree

We love crafts that we know we'll want to keep for years to come and quite likely hand down through the generations. You can find all of the details for how to make this button tree over on Meet the Dubiens. For another example of a final version of this fun project, take a peek at this one over at Growing Up Goofy.

Christmas tree handprint art

Christmas tree handprint art

If your kids are ready to get their entire hand in the mix, try this adorable Christmas tree handprint tree. You'll look back one day and you'll be amazed at just how little their hands were! For directions, head over to Growing Up Goofy.

Salt dough ornaments

Salt dough ornaments

Sometimes, the classic Christmas crafts are the best. If you've never made salt dough ornaments or you need a refresher on how to make them, head over to Growing Up Goofy for a great tutorial. We think her little helper is absolutely adorable!

Glazed glitter letters

Glazed glitter letters

Don't let your tweens run out the door at the mention of Christmas crafts! They'll love this cool project that would make a great gift for all of their friends. You can find the simple instructions and supply list over at I Heart 2 Stamp.

Puzzle piece wreath picture frame

Puzzle piece wreath picture frame

You'll find this cute puzzle piece wreath frame over on SheKnows— plus three other preschooler-friendly, Christmas gift craft projects, your loved ones will be proud to display.

Fun craft projects make for happy kids. And happy kids make for happy parents! Enjoy!

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