17 Christmas Crafts and Activities for the Classroom

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Written by Holly (Teach Starter)

With Christmas just around the corner, we have put together some of our favourite Christmas crafts and activities to do in your classroom.

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Toilet Roll Elf

Super cute and lots of fun to make. All you need is a toilet roll, coloured paper, pompoms, some googly eyes and a glue stick.

Don’t forget, you can purchase craft rolls from Officeworks if you aren’t allowed to use toilet rolls at your school.

Christms craft ideas for the classroom


Create an Elfie Selfie

This fun craft activity has students creating their very own ‘Elfie Selfie!’

Using our ‘Elfie Selfie’ Template, you can decide between a number of different templates to suit your students’ capabilities.

One option is to have them decorate the full elf body and just glue their photo in the spot provided. Alternatively, students use the body parts to put their elf together. Let your students get creative with buttons, cotton balls, oil pastels, felt pieces and more to create their elf! I used red paper and created springs for the legs and felt for the belt in this example:

Christmas Elfie Selfie template for kids


Here Comes Santa Claus

Santa is coming and this cute little guy is perfect for some Christmas craft. All you need is some cotton wool balls, a small red plastic cup (I found some at my local cheap shop in the party section), googly eyes, pink and red felt, a black piece of paper and a yellow button.

Christmas craft ideas for the classroom


I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas!

A cute little snowman is perfect when dreaming of a white Christmas.

While the white paint is drying on a toilet roll; gather three small buttons, two googly eyes, some felt for the scarf and orange felt for the carrot nose, a pipe cleaner and two small pompoms. A hot glue gun works best to stick all of the items on the snowman. Students will need help with this part.

Christmas craft ideas for the classroom


Oh Christmas Tree…

I used the Christmas tree template in our Christmas Picture Templates resource to trace the shape on some green cardboard. Once I cut out the Christmas tree, I cut two small slits in a toilet roll to hold the tree and become the tree stump.

Let your students’ imagination run wild when decorating their tree. Provide craft resources such as buttons, pompoms, felt, glitter etc.

Christmas craft ideas for the classroom


Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer…

Simple, yet effective! Paint or colour in a toilet roll gold. Stick some antlers and ears on. I used round white stickers for the eyes, a red pompom for the nose and a black felt pen for the mouth.

Christmas craft ideas for the classroom


Starry Starry Night

This is one of my favourites and so easy to do.

Simply divide a toilet roll into four equal sections (approx. 2.5 cm) and cut. I cut up three toilet rolls, however, you can do as many as you want to make the star as big or as small as you wish. Arrange the smaller toilet roll sections into a star shape like the photo below. I used a hot glue gun to glue it all together.

I painted mine white and sprinkled silver glitter on the wet paint and set it aside to dry. This could also be painted green and red pompoms used create some holly bush.

Christmas craft ideas for the classroom


Funky Reindeer Craft

Your students will love creating this Christmas craft activity! Plus, it will keep them quiet for a while – a bonus for this time of year!

Read all about our Funky Reindeer template.

Funky reindeer template

Christmas Around the World

This is a cute YouTube clip to show how different countries around the world celebrate Christmas.

A great start to our Christmas Around the World Case Study Lesson. A nice idea, other than craft, for students to explore and discover the differences in celebrations around the world.


More Christmas Activities and Resources

We have a huge range of Christmas classroom activities and resources. Here are some of our most downloaded…

We would love to hear what you do in your classroom at Christmas time… leave us a comment below.

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