Are you looking to sprinkle a little extra magic into your holiday season? We've compiled a list of five creative Christmas family crafts that will not only bring joy and laughter into your home but also create memories that will last a lifetime.

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1. Handprint Christmas Ornaments

Cherish the growth of your children by creating handprint Christmas ornaments. This craft is simple, personalized, and the perfect keepsake for years to come.


  • Air-dry clay
  • Ribbon
  • Acrylic paints
  • Paintbrushes
  • Straw


  • Roll out the air-dry clay until it's about 1/2 inch thick.
  • Have your child press their hand into the clay to make a print.
  • Use the straw to poke a hole at the top of the ornament for the ribbon.
  • Let the clay dry (this may take 24-48 hours depending on the brand).
  • Once dry, let your kids paint their handprints.

Loop the ribbon through the hole, and voilà - your handprint Christmas ornament is ready to hang on the tree!

green leaves
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2. DIY Christmas Wreath

Creating a DIY Christmas wreath is a wonderful family craft activity that allows everyone to contribute their unique touch.


  • Grapevine wreath
  • Hot glue gun
  • Christmas-themed decorations (baubles, bows, pinecones, etc.)
  • Ribbons


  1. Arrange your Christmas decorations on the grapevine wreath before using the hot glue gun. This allows you to visualize the finished product.
  2. When satisfied, use the hot glue gun to securely attach the decorations. Remember, adult supervision is required when using the hot glue gun.
  3. Attach a ribbon at the top for hanging.
  4. Hang your homemade wreath on your front door to spread the Christmas cheer!
a glass ornament with a snowman inside of it
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3. Snowman Mason Jars

Snowman mason jars make the perfect Christmas-themed container for candy, cookies, or even a holiday-themed mocktail for the kids.


  • Mason jars
  • White, orange, and black acrylic paint
  • Paintbrushes
  • Ribbon


  1. Paint the outside of the mason jar white. Let it dry completely.
  2. Paint on a black top hat and let it dry. Then, paint on a carrot nose using the orange paint.
  3. Paint two black dots for eyes and five for a mouth. Allow to dry.
  4. Tie a ribbon around the lid of the jar, and your snowman mason jar is complete!
four red candles
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4. Homemade Christmas Cards

Express your family's love and holiday wishes through homemade Christmas cards.


  • Construction paper (assorted colors)
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Glitter
  • Markers


  1. Cut the construction paper into the shape of a card.
  2. Draw Christmas-themed designs such as a Christmas tree, a snowflake, a snowman, etc.
  3. Decorate your card with glitter and write a personalized message inside.
  4. Let the cards dry before sending them off to friends and family.
white and red ceramic mug on books
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5. Family Christmas Storybook

Compile a family Christmas storybook, filled with your favorite holiday moments, traditions, and even new stories you create together.


  • Blank book or scrapbook
  • Markers
  • Stickers
  • Photos


  1. Gather together as a family and discuss your favorite Christmas memories.
  2. Divide the book into sections, giving each family member a few pages to illustrate their favorite memory or tradition.
  3. Decorate the pages with stickers and photos to bring your stories to life.
  4. Once you've finished, spend some time as a family reading your new Christmas storybook together.
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These crafts are a wonderful way to bring the family together, engage children's creativity, and add a personal touch to your holiday decor. Happy crafting, and may your Christmas be merry, bright, and full of joy!

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