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Christmas paper crafts for kids can give your child lots of practice with cutting, tearing, pasting and folding paper. Great for working on fine motor, coordination and planning skills!
Here are some ideas to try:
Have your child tear or snip paper strips into small pieces and then use the pieces to collage the background of a regular coloring picture.
In the image above, we printed a standard nativity scene picture at 80% of the size (use the preview function on your printer to see what it would look like). Then we built a stable outline with popsicle sticks and pasted our snipped paper all around the picture. Looks stunning!
Why is this a good activity?
Make a cardboard template from a cereal carton or thick cardstock and have your child trace around it onto various papers. Wrapping paper and sheet music can make a pretty addition to regular colored cardstock.
Layered decorations are perfect Christmas paper crafts for kids! We used different sizes of stars and circles to make these cute layered paper crafts. We pasted them onto Christmas cards and used them for gift tags and tree decorations.
Why is this a good activity?
If the stars suggested above are too tricky for your child to cut out, try some of these simpler, scissor cutting Christmas paper crafts for kids!
Straight lines are easiest for kids to start with, then they can progress to simple shapes like circles and triangles. Click on each image below to get instructions and free templates for each activity!
Why is scissor cutting a good activity?
Kirigami is the art of folding and cutting paper. We have probably all made zillions of paper snowflakes in our childhood :-)
This awesome webpage about Kirigami for Kids has some lovely folding and cutting ideas that would make great Christmas paper crafts for kids.
Why is Kirigami a good activity?
Do you want to give your child more scissor cutting practice using a Christmas theme? Are you struggling to find good scissor cutting templates?
OT Mom’s nativity-themed Christmas cutting templates will give your child lots of cutting practice with lovely end products to build your child’s confidence!
There are 17 different scissor cutting crafts, all with photographed instructions and a variety of templates - over 40 templates in all!
Suitable for a range of skills - from preschoolers who are just learning to use scissors, all the way to early elementary kids who need more practice with their scissor skills.
Starting with simple snipping activities, the templates will enable your child to learn to cut on straight lines and then to cut out shapes.
All the activities are photographed so you and your child can see what you are working towards!
I truly hope you and your child have fun with these easy Christmas paper crafts for kids! For more Christmas inspiration, check out my other pages...
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If you are looking for a daily advent lesson and simple Christmas craft activity you can do with your preschooler, then I really recommend Truth in the Tinsel. My kids thoroughly enjoyed the lessons and hands-on activities in this advent e-book when they were younger.
Truth in the Tinsel includes links to Scriptures, simple craft tutorials, step-by-step talking points, and craft templates to walk your preschool kids through the entire Christmas story. The countdown begins with the prophecies in Isaiah, through the stories in the Gospels, all the way to Jesus’ ultimate goal for coming to earth.
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