5 Christmas Crafts for the Classroom
I’m so blessed to work with some talented and crafty ladies in Pre-K, and boy this group has been turning out some fabulous Christmas Crafts for the classroom! I wanted to share some ideas and inspiration from our team in the hopes that they may inspire you to have your own little Crafty Classroom Christmas! I’ll also provide links to the materials you’ll need for each craft, though many of them are probably already in your supply cabinets! Because, let’s face it, we’re teachers and we save EVERYTHING!
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Classroom Christmas Crafts
Confetti Punch Ornaments
Materials: Confetti Punch, Christmas Scrapbook Paper, Mod Podge, Silver Glitter, Sparkly Pipe Cleaners
These ornaments are seriously SO EASY to make, and they really are pretty! Use a circle punch to cut out circles of scrapbook paper. Give children a large white circle to be the ornament’s “base” and then have them Mod Podge the circles onto the base. Sprinkle glitter on top for a festive flair!
Rudolph Handprint Ornaments
One of my favorite Christmas crafts for the classroom is these keepsake handprint reindeer. Use white card stock for these ornaments so they’ll be thicker and last for years to come. Paint the child’s hand with brown tempera paint (or acrylic paint will work fine!). Then, stamp their handprint on the card stock. After it dries, cut around the handprint and laminate for durability. Then add googly eyes and a red pom pom nose!
Reindeer Yarn Ornaments
These ornaments are simply precious, and they’re easy and fun to make! Cut a triangle out of cardboard. Have children wrap brown yarn around the cardboard until it’s mostly covered. Hot glue googly eyes and a red pom pom nose on the ornament. Twist some short brown pipe cleaners around some medium-sized clothes pins. Then clip the clothes pins on top of the triangle to be the antlers. Such a precious classroom Christmas craft!
Paper Plate Wreaths
Cut the center out of a cheap white paper plate. You’ll only use the outer portion of the plate for this craft. (Tip: You can save the center to use as the base of your circle punch ornaments from #1 above!) Mod podge small squares of red and green tissue paper all over the “wreath” shape. Sprinkle glitter while the glue is still wet. You could add a bow or other embellishments to make the craft more dimensional.
Paper Plate Snowmen
For this craft, you’ll hot glue two styrofoam plates together. Use a medium setting so you don’t melt the plates! Let children add buttons, googly eyes, a carrot nose, a hat, and a washi tape scarf. I love how all of their snowmen have different expressions depending on how they place the nose and eyes and how they draw the mouth! Isn’t this the perfect simple Christmas craft for the classroom?
Which of these Christmas Crafts is your favorite? I don’t think I can pick just one!
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