12+ Easy Christmas Crafts For Toddlers Age 2-3

How To Make Christmas Crafts For Toddlers Age 2-3 Easy

Are you busy looking for easy Christmas crafts for your 2-3-year-old toddler? Sure, you can take a family-friendly holiday, but it’s not the most energizing or stimulating activity for your toddler. Here’s a short list of Christmas craft ideas for toddlers. They are also easy to assemble and organize. Most of these ideas will take no more than 15 to 20 minutes to begin to complete. We hope you have fun with them too!

Easy Christmas Crafts For Toddlers Age 2-3

1. Sparkly Snowflake Ornament Craft

Check out this glittery snowflake craft! It’s a cute and fun craft for kids, mainly because it’s so sparkly!

What You Will Need:

  • Glossy paper decorations
  • Washable red tempera paint
  • Washable white glue
  • Red glitter
  • Blue glitter
  • Acrylic Sealant

Setting up this ornament activity:

  • Add even amounts of glue and paint to a shallow tray or cup.
  • Add a paintbrush.
  • Place those and the paper mache ornament on a tray. (You will need 1 for each child participating.)

How to do it:

  • Invite your child to draw decorations with balls, covering as much as possible. Some may want to paint the whole ball, but others will probably paint half and call it good.
  • When the kids finished painting the shiny ornament, I removed the paint/glue and paint and replaced them with a jar of glitter.
  • Then they wiggle the glitter over the ornament for as long as they like.
  • When they’re done, let them dry completely. Then spray some acrylic glue all over the decorative balls. Please do this in a well-ventilated place.
Christmas Crafts For Toddlers Age 2-3 - Sparkly Snowflake Ornament Craft
Christmas Crafts For Toddlers Age 2-3 – Sparkly Snowflake Ornament Craft

2. Alphabet Ornament

  • Invite your child to color each decorative letter with watercolors, markers, or dots.
  • They can then be hung in alphabetical order on the wall.

I hang these on the gift bags the children wrap their ornaments in.

Christmas Crafts For Toddlers Age 2-3 - Alphabet Ornament

Christmas Crafts For Toddlers Age 2-3 – Alphabet Ornament

3. Wood Photo Ornament

What you will need:

  • Wooden ornament
  • Assorted Christmas buttons
  • Washable glitter tempera paint
  • Glossy Mod Podge
  • Photo of each child making the ornament

How to do it:

  • The children painted both sides of the ornament, and I very lightly stuck their names on the edges of their ornaments, letting them dry completely.
  • We got some fine motor going on by brushing glue on one side of the ornament. Then, they pressed the buttons anywhere they wanted on that same side.
  • I glued the children’s photos to the side of the ornament that did not have the buttons.
Wood Photo Ornament kids
Christmas Crafts For Toddlers Age 2-3 – Wood Photo Ornament kids

4. Handprint Ornament

What You Need:

  • Clear-colored glass ornaments
  • White acrylic paint
  • Small paint brush
  • Any small items you fill your decorations with

How to do it:

First, add decorations with handprints.

  • Pour acrylic paint on your child’s hand and hold it over the ornament
  • Make sure it is scorched before refilling.
  • You can paint and fill in separate dates.

Then, add the pieces above to the garnish.

  • Remove the top from the ornament so it can be filled.
  • Place small items on paper plates (you can use any container).
  • Show your child how to walk around the table, placing an item from each plate on the ornament.
  • Once the ornament has been filled, replace the top.
  • You now have a handmade souvenir!
Handprint Ornament
Christmas Crafts For Toddlers Age 2-3 – Handprint Ornament

5. Candy Cane Bead Craft

What you need:

  • White or Red pipe cleaners 
  • Red and white tricolor beads (or pony beads if you prefer)
  • wire cutters or scissors

How to make Christmas Crafts For Toddlers Age 2-3 the beaded candy cane ornament:

  • Glue two pipe cleaners of the same color and space them apart so that each end is about 2 inches away from a hanger.
  • Place a bead (the same color as your pipe cleaner) halfway up one two-inch end and fold the outside inch inward, so the two ends meet.
  • Beads on pipe cleaner with a red/white pattern
  • Once you have the desired length, cut one pipe cleaner right at the end of the last bead and miss the second pipe cleaner about half an inch from the previous bead.
  • Then wrap the excess tightly around the pipe cleaner between the last and second to last bead.
  • Roll the pipe cleaner into a candy cane shape, and you’re done!
Candy Cane Bead Craft
Christmas Crafts For Toddlers Age 2-3 – Candy Cane Bead Craft

6. Pom Pom Candy Cane Craft

What you will need:

  • Red pom, many sizes are okay
  • White pom, many sizes are okay
  • Cardboard sheet
  • Sharpie or black marker
  • Scissors
  • Craft glue
  • Red Ribbon (or any festive ribbon)

How to Create Christmas Crafts For Toddlers Age 2-3 the Candy Cane

  • Draw a candy cane on a piece of cardboard. As you draw lines for the red and white parts of the candy cane, label each section alternately as R&W. This will help guide even young children on recognizing letters, colors, and patterns.
  • Cut the candy cane out of the cardboard.
  • Place the red and white cotton balls in two separate bowls.
  • Working with your child, squeeze the glue over each section and then let them stick to the cotton ball. You may want to help, not because they will need it. Only kids think that crafts are more fun when mom or dad makes them with them.
  • Work your way up the candy cane until each section is filled with cotton balls, and the lollipop looks like a candy cane.
  • Let the pom poms dry.
  • Cut a piece of ribbon 5-6 inches long. Fold it in half.
  • With craft glue or a hot glue gun (if you want quick results like me), secure the ribbon loop to the back of the candy cane to hang it up.
Pom Pom Candy Cane Craft
Christmas Crafts For Toddlers Age 2-3 – Pom Pom Candy Cane Craft

7. Fillable Keepsake Ornament 

What you will need:

  • Some transparent plastic ball ornaments.
  • Along with a layered photo you took during class.

How We Set Up Decoration For This Toddler And Kindergarten

  • Put all the materials in a tub all mix well. You can see wrinkled paper strips, jingle bells, Santa erasers, sequins, small gift boxes, and poms.
  • After pressing a small photo of each child, write their name on the back of the picture along with the year.
  • Because this one contains small pieces, you can invite the kids to take turns making their souvenir decorations.
  • Give them half of their plastic ornament and ask them to pick out a few pieces to put in it.
  • Santa’s erasers and miniature packs are the biggest hits.
  • Then ask them to find their pressed photo. When they found their pictures, they included them with the pieces in the ornament.
  • When they have finished filling in their decorations, you snap the other half in to make it complete.
  • Then add some hot glue between the cracks, and tie some gold wire through the hole in the top of the ornament.
Fillable Keepsake Ornament kids
Christmas Crafts For Toddlers Age 2-3 – Fillable Keepsake Ornament kids

8. Winter Cork Paint Tree

What you will need:

  • 8×10 blank canvas
  • Acrylic Paint in the following colors: dark blue (navy blue would work fine), white, and brown (we used dark brown, but a lighter shade of brown could present a better contrast with dark blue).
  • Foam paintbrushes; 3 (for the tree, background, and snow)
  • 1 cork for the white snow.
  • One paper plate

How to Make Christmas Crafts For Toddlers Age 2-3 the Winter Tree Cork Painting Craft!

  • The painting for this craft has to be done in three phases so that each part dries. You can save time by painting the first stage the night before. There’s no right or wrong way to draw a background. Draw straight lines with blue paint. And your kids decided to pull the swirling sky. Painted straight lines of blue paint. And your kids decided to paint the sky swirly.
  • Next up is the tree and snow on the ground. Doing this is quite simple. All you need to do is draw multiple branches. For the snow, you can swirl white paint in little circles or paint a snow drift that covers the tree, too (which is what my daughter did). Let the canvas dry. Note: If you make the snow cover the tree, paint it first and let it dry before painting the snow on the ground.
  • Squeeze a small amount of acrylic paint of each color onto a sheet of paper (or another palette). I only use paper plates because it is readily available and cheap.
  • Glue a cork to the jar of white paint and place the paint palette next to the canvas.
Winter Cork Paint Tree
Christmas Crafts For Toddlers Age 2-3 – Winter Cork Paint Tree

9. Easy Cinnamon Ornaments

What you need:

  • ¾ cup apple sauce
  • 1 cup ground cinnamon
  • Wax paper
  • Cookie cutters (these are perfect!)
  • Straw or bamboo skewers
  • Ribbons to hang (this is an excellent ribbon choice!)

How to make Christmas crafts for toddlers 2-3 years old with these easy Cinnamon Ornaments!

  • Preheat oven to 200 degrees.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Mix the apple sauce and cinnamon in a bowl to form a clay-like dough.
  • Roll the dough between sheets of wax paper about ½ inch thick.
  • Cut out shapes with cookie cutters.
  • Using straws or bamboo skewers, make holes for hanging decorations.
  • Transfer the decorations to the baking sheet—Bake for two and a half hours. Remove from oven and place decorations on a cooling rack.
  • Let the decorations dry on a cooling rack for 24 to 48 hours, returning occasionally.
  • Add a ribbon to the ornament to hang or attach to the package.

10. Clear Filled Snowman Ornament

What you will need:

  • Clear plastic or glass ball ornaments
  • Orange acrylic paint
  • Black acrylic paint
  • Cotton swab
  • Red and green chenille stems
  • Red and green pom poms
  • Glue (Used: Hot glue)
  • White foam snow pebbles
  • Funnel

How do you make Christmas crafts for toddlers age 2-3 the snowman ornament?

  • Remove the cap from each ornament. Using a funnel, fill the clear ornament complete with snow pebbles. Replace the cap.
  • Wrap chenille stems around the ornament’s cap to create a loose spiral. Remove the chenille stems and set them aside. Creating this spiral helps create a neater wrap around the ornament.
  • Using glue, attach the chenille stems in circular rows beginning at the cap of the ornament and covering about 1/4 of the ornament with the chenille stems.
  • To one side, attach a pom with glue. (Tip: Choose an area where the chenille stems do not look their best to hide the imperfections.)
  • Once the hat is completely set, use a cotton swab to dab circles of black paint for the eyes and mouth and orange for the nose. Allow drying completely before hanging.
Clear Filled Snowman Ornament
Christmas Crafts For Toddlers Age 2-3 – Clear Filled Snowman Ornament

11. Simple Grinch Ornament Craft

What you will need:

  • Clear plastic or glass ball ornaments
  • Green foil shreds
  • Glue (Used: Hot glue)
  • Red heart buttons

How to make Christmas crafts for toddlers age 2-3 the Grinch ornament

  • Remove the cap from each ornament.
  • Press foil shreds through the hole until filled. Replace the cap.
  • Using glue, attach the heart button to the outside.
Simple Grinch Ornament Craft
Christmas Crafts For Toddlers Age 2-3 – Simple Grinch Ornament Craft

12. Snowman Mason Jar Ornament

What you will need:

  • Mason jar lids with matching rings
  • White paint
  • Sponge paint brush
  • About one tablespoon of clear or white glitter
  • Sheet music Scrapbook paper
  • The scissors
  • Glue
  • Hot Glue (with adult supervision) or Turbo Glue
  • Black permanent marker
  • Orange permanent marker
  • Red and green chenille stems
  • Red and green cotton balls (approximately an inch)

How to make Christmas crafts for toddlers age 2-3 the Snowman Ornament

  • Remove the cap from the ring.
  • Place the cap on the track and the line around the lid. Cut the circle from the way.
  • Attach the circles to the cap with glue. Let dry completely.
  • Meanwhile, if the jar rings are not white or silver, paint the circles white.
  • Sprinkle glitter (if desired) while the paint is still wet. Let dry completely before continuing.
  • Using a permanent marker, draw the eyes, nose, and mouth on the track cap.
  • On the inside of the rings, place a glue strip around the edge. Insert the cap onto the circles and press it into place. Let dry.
  • Twist a red and green chenille stem together. Cut the combined chenille stems in half and make a U shape.
  • Glue one side of the chenille stem to each side of the vial ring.
  • On the chenille stem on each side, stick a pom pom.
  • Let the decorations dry completely before packing or adding them to the Christmas tree.
Snowman Mason Jar Ornament
Christmas Crafts For Toddlers Age 2-3 – Snowman Mason Jar Ornament

We hope that, through this article, you can find yourself Christmas crafts for toddlers age 2-3 for your children. And hope your family has a Merry Christmas. Please visit Annabel Rosendahl to read valuable Christmas news.

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