Fun & Cute Christmas Paper Crafts for Kids

You will love these Christmas Paper Crafts for kids! The holidays are here, and it's time to get crafty! But making cute crafts with the kids doesn't have to involve a trip to the nearest craft store, spending money on expensive supplies. There are so many fun and festive things that you can make with mostly paper. 

Christmas Paper Crafts


Here are 23+ Christmas paper crafts that the kids will love. There are loads of great ideas to make at home or in the classroom. And since the supplies are minimal (usually just paper, scissors, and glue), they're really inexpensive, too. Which one will you make first?

Christmas Paper Crafts for Kids

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Santa Paper Crafts

Mix and Match Paper Santa Craft

Our mix-and-match paper Santa craft is a big hit with kids! They'll love putting their own faces on Santa and choosing from different beards, belts, boots, mittens, and more to complete their look.

Santa paper craft


Paper Tube Santa Craft

Kids will love making and playing with this charming paper tube Santa craft. Use our printable template to cut out all the pieces you need, or use this craft as inspiration for painting on an empty toilet paper roll instead.

Paper tube Santa craft


Pop-Up Paper Santa Craft

Jolly Old Saint Nick is even more fun with this creative pop-up paper Santa craft from Kids' Craft Room. The accordion fold in the paper creates a sort of bobblehead effect.

Pop up paper Santa craft


Santa in a Chimney Paper Craft

Oh no! He's stuck! This funny Santa stuck in a chimney craft from Non-Toy Gifts is sure to make the kids laugh this Christmas. Using the printable template, cardstock, scissors, and glue, the kids can put this together in no time.

Santa stuck in the chimney Christmas paper craft


Elf Paper Crafts

Mix and Match Paper Elf Craft

You can't forget about Santa's little helpers during the holidays! Our mix and match paper elf craft allows children to pop their photos on to become little elves themselves. It's an adorable craft to go along with our Santa and reindeer versions!

Paper elf craft


Elf on the Shelf Headband

If your kids are obsessed with their elves, they'll adore this Elf on the Shelf headband by Simple Everyday Mom. There's a craft version that you can make from cardstock or a colorable version that kids can color in using crayons or markers. This is a terrific classroom craft, too.

Elf on the shelf headband Christmas paper craft


Paper Cone Elf Craft

How delightful are these paper cone elves from Our Kid Things? They're cute with the green outfits and the little pom-poms added to their hats, but kids can swap out the paper colors to make their elves look different, too.

Paper cone elf craft


Reindeer Paper Crafts

Mix and Match Paper Reindeer Craft

Mix and match this paper reindeer craft to make cute little reindeer featuring your child's face. The grandparents will love getting one of these to put on the fridge, too.

Paper reindeer craft for kids


Printable Paper Reindeer

These printable paper reindeer from The Craft Train are really impressive and will look great with nearly any decor simply by changing up the color of the paper. Use the template and follow the instructions to fold and assemble the pieces into a fun 3D reindeer.

Printable paper reindeers


Origami Reindeer Bookmarks

Hopefully, you're reading lots of festive Christmas stories right now. Make and use this origami reindeer bookmark from Kids' Craft Room to save your spot in your favorite holiday chapter books. 

Origami reindeer bookmarks


Christmas Tree Paper Crafts

Toddler Paper Strip Christmas Card

This toddler Christmas card is an easy and fun craft for your younger artists! Simply provide the paper strips, glue, and stickers or sequins, and they'll have the perfect Christmas tree card made in no time.

Toddler paper strip Christmas craft


Shape Paper Christmas Tree Craft

Are you working on shape recognition with your toddler or preschooler? Try this simple shape Christmas tree craft. Use triangles, rectangles, circles, stars, and squares to build your own paper Christmas tree. They'll make lovely handmade cards from the kids.

Paper shape Christmas tree craft


Dali Paper Christmas Tree Craft

Learn about a famous artist while creating some holiday art. Our Salvador Dali Christmas tree craft is inspired by Dali's famous mustache and melting clocks. It's a fun, quirky, non-traditional take on the Christmas tree.

Dali paper Christmas tree craft for kids


Christmas Tree Bookmark Craft

A Christmas tree bookmark is sure to make you smile as you read through Christmas novels and picture books. Make these corner bookmarks from Red Ted Art with basic origami techniques, then embellish them with colorful ornaments and creatively placed cuts.

Paper Christmas tree bookmark craft


Paper Quilling Christmas Tree

Paper quilling is a beautiful form of paper craft, and this tutorial for a paper quilled Christmas tree from Artsy Craftsy Mom fits the season perfectly. Learn to make loose coils and teardrop shapes for this craft. 

quilled paper Christmas tree craft


More Christmas Paper Crafts for Kids

Fun Christmas Paper Crafts

Paper Angels Craft

You'll want to make a whole choir of these adorable paper angels this year! They're super simple, and you can make them in all sorts of fun colors—not just white. They're a fun way to stay focused on heavenly things this Christmas season.

paper angels - Christmas paper crafts


Rolled Paper Angels Craft

Here's a different take on angels. These rolled paper angels from Our Kid Things look so sweet and peaceful. The colorful backgrounds make the white angels pop, and the star background drawn on is lovely.

Rolled paper angel Christmas craft


Mix and Match Paper Snowman Craft

You can make this mix and match paper snowman craft anytime during the winter, but it's especially cute for the holidays. Send one to the grandparents or aunts and uncles to give them a festive greeting that they can display all winter long.

Paper snowman craft for kids


Paper Snowman Handprint Craft

Remember those tiny handprints forever with this handprint paper snowman from The Best Ideas for Kids. Turn the fingers into a family of snowmen, each with different colored scarves. 

Paper snowman handprint craft


Photo Snow Globe Paper Craft

Another fun keepsake for the holidays is our photo snow globe craft. Add the template to cardstock along with a photo, some fingerprint snow, and a special message, and your Christmas card is complete. 

Photo snow globe paper craft


Grinch's Heart Paper Craft

We all remember the part in the book and the film when the Grinch's heart grew three sizes. This Grinch's Heart Craft from Non-Toy gifts is an excellent way to commemorate that moment and remind us all to have a little more heart during the holiday season.

Grinch's heart paper craft for kids


Paper Gingerbread House

Make a charming paper gingerbread house with the kids if making real gingerbread houses isn't your thing. Kids can color or paint our gingerbread house template and, with some help for the younger kids, fold it into a 3D Christmas decoration for the classroom or home.

Paper gingerbread house - Christmas paper crafts


Paper Quilling Nativity Scene

Older children will love this paper quilling nativity scene from She Saved. Mary, Joseph, baby Jesus, the star, and the barn are made using quilled paper in different shapes. Kids will learn how to do loose coils, lenses, and half-moon shapes. 

Quilling paper nativity - Christmas paper craft

Christmas Cracker Paper Craft

Use our Christmas cracker templates to make your own Christmas crackers. They are fun to make and will look great as part of your Christmas decor.

Make your own Christmas crackers paper craft for kids

We hope you enjoyed this list of Christmas paper crafts for the holidays. Make sure you pin it to come back to it later!

Christmas paper crafts for kids

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