12+ Easy Christmas Crafts For Toddlers Age 2-3

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

Are you looking for easy Christmas crafts for toddlers age 2-3? Sure, you can take a family-friendly holiday, but it’s not exactly 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 sparkly snowflake craft! It’s such a cute and fun craft for kids, mostly 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. Be sure to 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 Will Need:

  • Clear glass ornaments
  • White acrylic paint
  • Small foam paint brush
  • Any small items you choose to fill your ornament with

How to do it:

First, Add A Handprint To The Ornament.

  • Brush your child’s hand with the acrylic paint and press it on the ornament, so that the hand wraps around it.
  • Allow to dry completely before filling.
  • Paint and filling on separate days.

Next, Fill The Ornament.

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

5. Candy Cane Bead Craft

What you will need:

  • Red or White pipe cleaners (or chenille stems)
  • White and red tri beads (or pony beads if you prefer)
  • Scissors or wire cutters

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

  • Wist two same-colored pipe cleaners together and offset them so there’s about 2 inches of just one hanging off of each end.
  • Place a bead (the same color as your pipe cleaner) halfway onto the one the two-inch end and fold the outside inch in, so the ends meet.
  • String beads on the pipe cleaner in a red/white pattern
  • Once you have it to your desired length, cut one of the two pipe cleaners right at the end of the last bead and trim the second pipe cleaner to about half an inch past the last bead.
  • Then wrap the excess around the pipe cleaner between the last and second-to-the-last beads tightly.
  • Curl 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 poms, various sizes are fine
  • White pom poms, various sizes are fine
  • Cardboard sheet
  • Sharpie or black marker
  • Scissors
  • Craft glue
  • Red ribbon (or any type of festive ribbon)

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

  • Draw the candy cane onto the piece of cardboard. As you draw the lines for the red and white sections of the candy cane, label each section R & W alternately. This will help guide even young children in how to recognize letters, colors, and patterns.
  • Cut the candy cane out of the cardboard.
  • Put the red and white pom poms in two separate bowls.
  • Working with your child, squeeze glue onto one section at a time and then let them stick on the pom poms. You might want to help, not because they will need it. Only, that kids seem to think crafts are more fun when Mom or Dad do it with them.
  • Work your way up the candy cane until each section is filled with pom poms and the candy cane… looks like a candy cane.
  • Let the pom poms dry.
  • Cut a 5-6″ length of ribbon. Fold it in half.
  • With either craft glue or a hot glue gun (if you want fast results like I do), secure the ribbon loop to the back of the candy cane in order to hang it.
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 there are 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 own pictures, they included them with the pieces included 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 in 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 the dark blue).
  • Foam paintbrushes; 3 (for the tree, background, and snow)
  • 1 cork for the white snow.
  • 1 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 of the craft dries. You can save time by painting the first stage the night before. There is really no right or wrong way to paint the background. 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. Again, this is pretty simple. The only thing you need to do is paint numerous branches. For the snow, you can just 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 decide to make the snow cover the tree, paint the tree first and let it dry before painting the snow on the ground.
  • Squirt a small amount of each color acrylic paint onto a paper plate (or another paint palette). I used a paper plate only because it was available and cheap.
  • Stick one cork into the white paint squirt and set up 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 will need:

  • ¾ cup applesauce
  • 1 ¼ cup ground cinnamon
  • Waxed paper
  • Cookie cutters (these are perfect!)
  • Straw or bamboo skewer
  • Ribbon for hanging (this is a great selection of ribbon!)

How to Make Christmas Crafts For Toddlers Age 2-3  these Easy Cinnamon Ornaments!

  • Preheat oven to 200 degrees.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a bowl, mix together applesauce and cinnamon to form a clay-like dough.
  • Roll out dough between sheets of waxed paper to about ½ inch thick.
  • Cut out shapes using cookie cutters.
  • Using a straw or bamboo skewer, create a hole for hanging the ornament.
  • Transfer ornaments to baking sheet. Bake for 2 ½ hours. Remove from oven and place ornaments in a cooling rack.
  • Allow ornaments to dry on the cooling rack for 24 to 48 hours, turning occasionally.
  • Add a ribbon to ornaments for hanging or to attach to packages.

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 full with snow pebbles. Replace the cap.
  • Wrap chenille stems around the cap of the ornament to create a loose spiral. Remove the chenille stems and set 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 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 to dry 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 1 tablespoon clear or white glitter
  • Sheet music Scrapbook paper
  • Scissor
  • Glue stick
  • Hot glue (with adult supervision) or Turbo Tacky Glue
  • Black permanent marker
  • Orange permanent marker
  • Red and green chenille stems
  • Red and green pom poms (approximately ⅝ inch)

How to make Christmas Crafts For Toddlers Age 2-3 the Snowman Ornament

  • Remove lids from rings.
  • Place lids on sheet music and trace around the lids. Cut circles from sheet music.
  • Attach circles to lids using glue stick. Allow to dry completely.
  • Meanwhile, if the jar rings are not white or silver, paint the rings white.
  • While the paint is still wet, sprinkle with glitter (if desired). Allow to dry completely before proceeding.
  • Using the permanent markers, draw eyes, nose, and coal mouth on the sheet music lids.
  • On the inside of the rings, place a ribbon of glue around the edge. Fit the lids into the rings and press in place. Allow to dry.
  • Twist a red and green chenille stem together. Cut the combined chenille stem in half and shape into a U.
  • Glue one side of the chenille stem to each side of the jar ring.
  • Over the chenille stem on each side, glue a pom pom.
  • Allow ornament to dry completely before packaging or adding 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 have a Merry Christmas. Please visit Annabel Rosendahl to read useful Christmas news.

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