Christmas is a holiday that offers a plethora of opportunities for elementary students to create crafts for decorations or gifts. These crafts allow kids to be creative in the classroom while also producing presents for family members or friends and developing items they can proudly hang on their Christmas tree. Multiple easy Christmas crafts are available for elementary students to explore and enjoy.
One classic Christmas craft activity involves creating an ornament of Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer. When creating Rudolph, a child can use craft foam to create the reindeer’s head and then bend and twist two glitter chenille sticks to create the deer’s antlers, according to Kaboose.com, an online source for children’s entertainment. The student then can use hot glue to attach wiggle eyes along with a red glitter pom pom to form the reindeer’s famous red nose. Another possible elementary ornament idea involves using circular pieces of wood along with white, orange and black acrylic paints to create a penguin. A student additionally can even use coffee filters to make an angel with wings in addition to using a cotton ball to create the angel’s head and glitter to decorate the heavenly creature.
A felt stocking is yet another easy Christmas craft for elementary students. Kids can combine two sheets of red felt using glue and then place two strips of white felt on top to create a stocking and its cuff. Students then can use glitter to write their name on the stocking or even use white glitter glue to draw designs such as a snowflake.
Little girls additionally can create a ballet slipper stocking using white and pink felt along with pink ribbon. Meanwhile, young boys can form a cowboy boot stocking using black felt, silver buckles and animal print fabric, according to Disney Family Fun.
Elementary students also can enjoy an easy craft activity involving creating homemade Christmas cards. For example, a child can dip her palm in white tempera paint and place her hand on green or red cardstock. The child then can use white and red paint to create a Christmas hat that covers a portion of the fingers, which serve as the figure's hair. Dots of pink paint also can form cheeks on the palm, while wiggle eyes and a red smile can add a personal touch to the Christmas face. Another easy elementary card involves using a wavy-edged craft scissors to trim green scrapbook paper into sections. By doing this, students will form Christmas tree layers they can glue to red card stock. Inside these cards, they then can write their own Christmas messages to family or friends.