Adorable Preschool Christmas Crafts

by Karen & Grace Morris

Oh, the excitement, the fun, the joy! With preschool Christmas crafts, your child can be part of the season. 

Put away the breakables for another year. Your child can help you decorate in a whimsical way.   

The pictures below will take you to the individual preschool Christmas crafts.

More preschool Christmas crafts

Your child can make ornaments for the tree and around the house. Cute things that will make you smile using recyclables and easy to find craft supplies. 

Ho, Ho, Ho,
Preschool Christmas
Fun for Every
Girl and Boy

Baby Jesus in the Manger

baby Jesus tree ornament

A baby born in a place for animals started the first Christmas a long time ago.

You will need;

  • Clothespin
  • A 1-inch white bottle cap from a carton of broth 
  • Tacky glue
  • Markers
  • 5-inch square felt
  • Egg carton
  • Brown paint
clip the plastic points

You want a thin bottle cap from a paper broth or plant-based milk carton. Cut off the plastic points in the center of the cap.  

add glue to cap

Glue the cap to the top of the clothespin with tacky glue. Place on a paper plate and let dry overnight.

add a face

Make a face on the cap with permanent markers.

place baby on blanket

Cut a 5-inch square of felt. To wrap the baby in the felt, fold the top corner down 1 1/2 inches. Place the clothespin on the fold so that half of the cap is above the fold.

fold the bottom up

Fold the bottom corner up. It should reach the spring of the clothespin.

fold the sides

 Fold the sides over, so the baby is wrapped inside.

cut a egg carton

Cut off two walls on the egg carton. This will be the manger.

paint the egg carton

Paint the manger brown and let dry.

add string for a hanger

Punch holes in the sides of the manger. Add string so that you can place it on the Christmas tree.

Add the baby Jesus to the manger.

Skinny Santa Ornament

craft stick Santa ornament

Preschool Christmas crafts wouldn't be complete unless you made a Santa.

“He had a broad face and a little round belly,

That shook when he laughed, like a bowlful of jelly!”

Well, maybe not this fellow. He is a little thin, possibly a wee bit too skinny. But when he gives his jolly old laugh, how couldn't we give him that last sugar cookie?


make a hat and cut from craft foam

Santa's hat looks like a rounded triangle with a hook at one end. If you don't want to draw your own, you can download the FREE PDF and copy the hat pattern. You will want to cut two hats from craft foam.

add a pipe cleaner

Fold the pipe cleaner in half and twist to make a circle. Add some tacky glue to the top of the craft stick. Place the pipe cleaner on the glue. 

glue the hat pieces on

Place one hat piece over the pipe cleaner and glue. Place the other hat piece behind the craft stick. Line everything up so that you only see one hat.

Add a white pompom on the end of the hook on the top hat.

add the face and beard

Add eyes and a mouth with a marker. 

Pull some cotton from the ball. Glue the cotton under the mouth for a beard. 

add paper clips so the glue dries

Line everything up so that you only see one hat. Secure the hat with a paper clip on each side.

Wipe off any excess glue. Let the glue dry.

add a belt and legs

Three inches from the top of the craft stick make a horizontal line for a belt. From the belt to the bottom of the craft stick, make a vertical line so that it looks like Santa has two legs. Place the skinny Santa ornament on the tree.

Use the next preschool Christmas crafts to make garlands or hang individually on your tree.

Glitter Bell Ornament

glitter bell ornaments

Glitter makes everything better. :)


  • Empty plastic fruit cup
  • Paint
  • Glitter
  • Nail
  • Pipe cleaner
  • Jingle bell
mix paint and glitter

Mix paint with glitter.

paint the cup

Paint the outside of the fruit cup. Let dry.

poke a hole with a nail

Make a hole with a nail in the bottom of the cup. This step should be done by and adult.

add the pipe cleaner

Fold a pipe cleaner in half. Poke the cut ends into the hole in the cup.

add the jingle bell

Add a jingle bell and twist the ends together.

Cupcake Liner Angel

cupcake liner angels

A cute little angel that will bless your tree.

You will need;

  • Cupcake liner
  • Scissors
  • 6 inches of yellow pipe cleaner
  • Pony bead
  • Tacky glue
fold the cupcake liner

Fold the cupcake liner in half. Fold the ends to the center so that they meet.

cut on the fold

Cut on the outside fold to the point on each side. You will have a skirt piece and two wing pieces.

make a halo

Fold the pipe cleaner in half. 

Add a pony bead to one end. Fold the end around your finger to make a halo.

push the other end through the pony bead

Push the other end of the pipe cleaner in the pony bead. Fold the end over the bead.

glue the pipe cleaner to the skirt

Add tacky glue to the skirt piece. Put the pipe cleaner on the glue. 

add wings

Add some glue to the pipe cleaner.

Add the wings to the top of the skirt and pipe cleaner. Use the tip of your scissors to push the wings over the pipe cleaner and into the glue on the skirt. Let dry. 

add glue to underside of skirt

Add a drop of glue under the top skirt.

Hang the angle on the Christmas tree or make a garland.

Other Preschool Christmas Crafts

Preschool Christmas crafts to decorate your window, wall, and table.

Elf Face

Santa's elf

Elves help Santa make the toys for every good girls and boys.


  • Paper plate
  • Scissors
  • Green construction paper
  • Glue stick
  • Wiggly eyes
draw the ears

To make the ears on the elf, draw a line 4 1/2 inches from the top and bottom of the plate below the rim. See the picture to see where to draw the lines.

make the hat

Cut a 9 by 5 inch triangle from green construction paper. 

glue on the hat

Place some glue on the tops of the ears. Add the hat.

add a face to the elf

Add wiggly eyes, a nose, and a mouth.

Baby Jesus Light

Jesus in the manger candle

You light up my life.

You will need;

for the manger start by drawing an x

On a black piece of paper, draw an X. If you don't want to try to draw the manger, there is a pattern on the FREE PDF that you can copy and use.

draw the baby

 On the top of the X draw a circle for the baby's head. Draw an oval next to the head for the body.

cut the shape out

Cut the shape out. 

glue to the cup

Glue the manger inside the fruit cup.

cut some tissue

Cut a 1 1/2 inch by 8 inch piece of tissue paper and a circle that will fit in the bottom of the cup.

glue the tissue to the cup

Glue the circle to the bottom. Glue the rectangle to the sides.

cut another piece of tissue and glue to a second cup

Cut another 1 1/2 by 8 inch piece of tissue paper. Add to the inside of the second cup. Turn the cup upside down, place the manger cup on the pedestal. 

Add a battery light to the cup with the manger.

The next two preschool Christmas crafts are done in a similar way to produce different results.

Christmas Tree SunCatcher

Christmas tree suncatcher

Place near a window and see the lights on the Christmas tree.

You will need;

  • Paper towel
  • Washable markers
  • Green Construction paper
  • Hole punch
  • Glue stick
add marks to a paper towel

Place lines or dots on a paper towel with washable markers. You will want to cover your towel, but leave some white spaces between the lines and dots. 

Add some water to the towel. A spray bottle works nice. You don't want the towel too wet, just damp. The colors should run. Place the paper towel someplace to dry.

draw a tree shape

On green paper, draw a tree shape and cut out. 

make holes with a hole punch

With a hole punch, make holes in the tree. 

place the tree on the towel

Place the tree on the dry paper towel and glue with a glue stick. 

Cut off any of the towel that goes beyond the sides and bottom of the tree. 

When you place the sun catcher in a window, the different colors on the towel will shine through the holes. It will look like the tree has Christmas lights.

Christmas Tree Card

Christmas tree card

Make several cards to give to your teacher, grandparents, and friends. 


  • Coffee filter
  • Washable markers
  • Green construction paper
  • Hole punch
  • glue stick
  • Card stock

You will make the card like the sun catcher above. So make some marks on the coffee filter. Then get the filter wet. Let it dry.

draw some tree shapes

Fold a piece of card stock in half. Cut a triangle that is the size of the tree on the front.

Cut a small tree shape from green construction paper. 

cut a triangle in the card and a square from the coffee filter

Cut a square from the coffee filter. 

punch holes in the tree and glue the filter to the card

With a hole punch, make holes in the tree.

Glue the coffee filter to the inside of the card under the triangle.

glue the tree over the coffee filter

Glue the Christmas tree to the front of the card over the coffee filter.

With preschool Christmas crafts, you could even have a decorating party. Invite the neighborhood and create some fun.


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