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5 Quick Christmas Crafts for the Classroom

Time is running short and if you have not decided on holiday crafts for your students to make by now, you need something quick! Lucky for you, we have five easy crafts that are perfect for creating in the classroom. Whether you have ten students or forty, these activities can be finished in time for the holidays without breaking your budget.

Sledding Ornament

Creativity is a teacher’s middle name and it comes as no surprise that we learn to look at things a little differently than other people. This holiday ornament craft is easy and inexpensive. Start by downloading the Let It Snow coloring page from Really Good Stuff. Instead of printing it out on plain copy paper, print enough copies out for your class on heavy card stock. Trace and cut out a circle using a large coffee can that has been centered around the picture and words. Cut out colored construction paper circles of the same size. Students can decorate the picture using markers, crayons and glitter. Glue the construction paper circle on the back of the card stock and label it with the child’s name and the year. Punch a hole at the top and string some colorful holiday ribbon through the opening to create a quick, but adorable, holiday ornament.

Paper Poinsettia Ornament

This fun and simple paper craft at DLTK.com is one of the most attractive and easiest flower ornaments around. Simply gather some red and yellow paper, glue sticks, kid-safe scissors, and follow the directions here. Before you know it, your classroom will be bursting with flowers. To turn the flowers into ornaments, punch a hole at the end of one petal and string a piece of ribbon through it.

Ready-to-Go Foldable Classroom Projects Boxes

Boxes of Memories Ornament

What better way to remember the year than to create a box of memories ornament. Using the Ready-to-Go Foldable Classroom Projects Boxes, have students fold a box, leaving the lid open, after decorating it with drawings of events from the year. Instruct students to create a list or essay about the things they remember from the year, fold it and place it in the box. Punch two, side-by-side holes in the lid of the box and string a ribbon or piece of yarn through them to create a loop for hanging.

Dangling Snowman

Need a craft that will take a half hour and still hold all of that holiday appeal? Try the Dangling Snowman craft that was suggested by a reader on FamilyFun.com. This easy and low-cost craft is perfect for preschool through the elementary grades.

Christmas Tree Craft

What are some of your favorite Christmas crafts for the classroom?

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Rhonda P.
Rhonda P.

We make a homemade Christmas stocking ornament. I am getting ready as we speak to sew up over 100 stockings for our 3rd graders. The stockings are about 4 inches long and made from Christmas miniprint fabric. We have the students stuff the stockings with polyfil stuffing. Then we hot glue a cinnamon stick, a sprig of garland, and a peppermint candy. Finish it off with a bow on the front and a loop to hang it on the Christmas tree. The students love this project. I actually have made a stocking out of every kind of Christmas miniprint fabric from the last 20 years for our tree here at home.

Lisa
Lisa

These are wonderful craft ideas and I plan to use the Danglin Snowman ornament. Also, the game (snowball race) sounds like fun. Becky...thanks for sharing.

Gretchen Farrar-Foley
Gretchen Farrar-Foley

Thanks for all the easy ideas. I can use them with my K5/1st grade class this week.

Barrie
Barrie

Our art teacher always makes the cutest ornaments with the 2nd and 3rdI graders using clay and Christmas cookie cutters. 1) Flatten out some clay 2)Choose a cookie cutter and stamp out your design (some ideas are snowmen, stars, or Santa) 3)Be sure to make a hole on top about the size a hole punch makes. 4)Let the clay dry for about a day. 5) Decorate with paint and glitter. 6) Let dry again. 7)String yarn through the hole and tie in a loop. 8) Then you can wrap them as presents for family if you would like!

Reagan B
Reagan B

I had my kids make "Reindeer Food" with raw oatmeal and glitter. Just lay out the food materials and have students mix a little bit together in a baggie (the Christmas ones are really cute)and tie it closed with a red ribbon. Attach a poem about the magic of reindeer--this can be made up by the class or found on the internet and printed on nice cardstock. Send these home with the students so that they can sprinkle some on their lawn on Christmas Eve!

Becky LaGrange
Becky LaGrange

I know this is not a craft, but I just can't resist sharing this game! You can call it whatever you like, but it's really just a cotton "snowball" race to see who can fill up their bowl with the most cotton ball "snowballs" in a minute. The kicker is, the kids get a dab of vaseline on the end of their nose and cannot use their hands, just their nose!

Jean
Jean

I like the snow/sled idea. Although, not everyone celebrates Christmas...almost everyone celebrates snow! This ornament will work on the tree or hanging almost anywhere else!

jennifer Lesser
jennifer Lesser

You can make an adorable angel that is failure proof. Take a 10" or smaller doilee. Fold it in half and again until it is the shape of a triagle. Next cut a yellow circle from consruction paper. Glue this to the top of the triangle on the point. Next take glitter or a marker and make eyes , nose and a mouth. Finally take a glittery pipe cleaner cut it in half and make loop at the top. Fold it down nd tape to the back of the angel for a halo. If you want to add wings take another doilie cut it in half, and then cut in half again. Glue each piece on the back for wings. It will stand up or can be put at the top of a tree. It is really pretty. Happy Holidays :)