One special Christmas craft idea for your children is to have them make their own individualized Christmas ornaments. You can encourage them to think up their own decoration ideas. Virtually any type of material, including regular paper, can be used to make Christmas ornaments. Your local craft store should have Christmas craft kits with cutouts and stencils. Often these cutouts are in plain shapes, such as a star or cross. Your child gets to decide how to decorate each ornament.
Most families have many Christmas decorations around the house, such as figures, signs and pictures, and of course, a Christmas tree. The signs and pictures usually carry a favorite Christmas message or saying, or feature a likeness of Santa. Pictures like this can easily be made by your kids, using supplies that are already available in the house. A child’s Christmas picture can be used as great refrigerator art, or you could frame and hang it somewhere the child can see it often. Christmas craft projects are ideal for children of all ages and usually cost next to nothing, as you may already have most of the necessary supplies in the house.
Another craft project for the kids to make is a Christmas centerpiece for the dinner table. A special decoration like that can be used on the table during Christmas dinner. And if you prefer a more elegant look for your centerpiece, the children can still create something to suit your taste. Buy some artificial flowers and other decorative Christmas-themed items, along with a large bowl or vase. Then let the kids arrange the flowers and other decorations to make their own fancy centerpiece. It’s a good idea to let kids use their imaginations in making crafts.