Christmas Paper Crafts for Kids

Fun and simple Christmas paper crafts for kids. Have a go at these easy-to-follow project ideas.


For more kids Christmas craft ideas, have a look at these Christmas paper crafts.

Follow the simple step-by-step instructions and create some placecards and napkin rings for the Christmas table and then decorate some useful little notebooks to give as gifts too.

If you love working with paper, then I hope you'll enjoy these Christmas paper crafts for kids.

Christmas Placecards

Let's start with the Christmas Placecards:

You will need:

  • White or light-coloured thick paper or thin card
  • Foam or paper shapes, stickers, old Christmas cards or scraps of coloured card
  • Felt-tip pens or coloured pencils
  • Scissors, pencil, ruler, pair of compasses, hole punch, glue or double-sided tape
  • Glitter glue (optional)

 

Here's how...

  1. Cut rectangles of paper or card approximately 15cm x 10cm and fold in half lengthways.
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  3. Next make decorations for your placecards. Follow the suggestions below or create your own designs with foam or paper shapes or stickers. You could also decorate the cards with small pictures cut from old Christmas cards, or draw your own designs. The possibilities are endless!
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  5. Finally add a guest's name with pens or pencils.

 

 

 

 

For the Christmas Pudding design:

  1. Cut a 4cm diameter circle from black or dark brown card.
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  3. Cut a 4cm diameter semi-circle from thin white card and then cut the straight edge to make it wavy. Stick the white card on top of the dark circle to look like cream poured over the top of the pudding.
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  5. Draw on some holly leaves to decorate.
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  7. Attach your pudding to a placecard with glue or double-sided tape.

 

 

 

 


For the Holly design:

  1. Cut two small holly leaf shapes from scraps of thin green card and stick to a placecard
  2. Make the holly berries by using a hole punch to punch three small red circles and stick these onto the top of the holly leaves.


 

 

 


For the Father Christmas design:

I have used a pre-cut foam shape and simply glued it in place but if you don't have any of these, why not cut up some old Christmas cards or wrapping paper or draw your own Santa?

 

 

 

 


For the Christmas Tree design:

  1. Cut out a basic Christmas tree shape from thin green card.
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  3. Use a hole punch to punch small circles from different coloured card and stick these onto your tree. These will be the baubles to decorate your tree. You could also add extra sparkle to your tree with glitter glue.
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  5. Attach your tree to a placecard.


 

 

 

Napkin Rings

For the next Christmas paper crafts for kids project, let's make someNapkin Rings for the festive table:

You will need:

  • Thin card in assorted colours
  • Felt-tip pens or colouring pencils
  • Scissors, pencil, ruler, pair of compasses, eraser, hole punch, glue or double-sided tape
  • Glitter glue (optional)

 

Ready? Then here we go:

  1. Cut a strip of thin coloured card approximately 20cm x 5cm and roll into a 5cm tall tube, sticking the short ends of the card together with glue or double-sided tape.
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  3. Next make decorations for your napkin rings. Follow the suggestions below or create your own designs. (You could simply cut motifs from old Christmas cards and attach to your napkin rings, of course.)

 

 

 

 

For the Snowman design:

  1. Take some thin white card and, with a pencil and a pair of compasses, draw a 6cm diameter circle for the snowman's body.
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  3. Then draw a second circle approximately 4cm in diameter overlapping the first to form the snowman's head as shown:
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  1. Cut out the snowman as one piece and rub out the remaining pencil marks between his head and body.
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  3. Make his hat by cutting a small square from black card and another narrow strip for the brim and stick in place.
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  5. Use a hole punch to punch small circles for his eyes and buttons and stick in place or draw these with pens or pencils.
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  7. Draw and cut out a pipe from black card and a carrot nose from orange card and stick in place.
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  9. Attach your snowman to a napkin ring.

 

 

 

 

 

For the Christmas Tree design:

  1. Cut out a basic Christmas tree shape from thin green card:
  1. Use a hole punch to punch small circles from different coloured card and stick these onto your tree. These will be the baubles to decorate your tree. You could also add extra sparkle to your tree with glitter glue.
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  3. Attach your tree to a napkin ring.

 

 

 

 

For the Star design:

  1. Cut out a star shape from thin card
  2. Decorate with glitter glue for extra sparkle.
  3. Attach your star to a napkin ring.

 

 

 

For the Christmas Pudding design:

  1. Cut a 6cm diameter circle from black or dark brown card.
  2.  

  3. Cut a 6cm diameter semi-circle from thin white card and then cut the straight edge to make it wavy. Stick the white card on top of the dark circle to look like cream poured over the top of the pudding.
  4.  

  5. Draw on some holly leaves to decorate.
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  7. Attach your pudding to a napkin ring.

 

 

 

 

Christmas Notebooks

As you can see, Christmas paper crafts for kids, or, indeed, any paper crafts, needn't be expensive to do.

And that is also true of our third project in this section, Christmas Paper Crafts for Kids.

So, next, let's make and decorate some little Christmas Notebooks.

They're fun and easy to do and will make perfect little gifts too.

You will need:

  • Small, budget-priced notepad (available from supermarkets etc)
  • Thin red and white card
  • Christmas Stickers
  • Pencil, ruler, scissors and glue or double-sided adhesive tape

 

Here's how to make this Christmas paper crafts for kids project:

  1. Measure the existing cover of your notepad, then cut a piece of thin red card of the same width but approximately 3cm longer to make a new cover ready for decorating.
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  3. Stick your new card cover over the original cover, folding the excess card length over the top/spine and sticking the edge into place at the back of the notepad. Now you have disguised the original cover and have a fresh cover to decorate.
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  5. To decorate your notebook, cut a piece of red card approximately 3.5cm square (or slightly larger than your chosen motif).
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  7. Cut a piece of white card approximately 4cm square (or 0.5cm larger than the red piece), stick the piece of red card centrally onto the white piece.
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  9. Stick your chosen sticker motif centrally onto this double mount and then attach the whole thing to the front of the notepad as shown.
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  11. Add a smaller sticker underneath to finish.

 

 

Helen's Top Tip:

If you're holding a Christmas fundraising event for your school, church or group, why not get the children to decorate notebooks like this to sell? They'll make great little gifts and I'm sure your customers will want one for themselves too!

Alternatively, set up a Christmas Paper Crafts for Kids stand and have a make and take event on the day to raise more funds. These notebooks are so quick and easy to do they'd make a perfect fundraising activity.

 

 

I hope you've enjoyed these Christmas Paper Crafts for Kids. Don't forget to check out all the other ideas on this site in Christmas Crafts for Kids - you'll find lots more Christmas Paper Crafts for Kids in various other guises too!

 

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