Advent and Christmas Crafts
NIV File1 File2
This card opens to a cross with John 3:16 on it. Instructions for
gluing and folding are
For a King James version of the card, use these links. File1 File2 File3
For a spanish
version CLICK HERE
Christmas Countdown Chain.
Numbered Stars More Stars
Print and cut out the picture and stars. Cut 24 strips of colored
paper for chain. Loop one paper through the bottom of the picture.
Connect 23 more loops for the chain. Glue or tape the stars to the
chain with number one at the top. Put a ribbon or loop of yarn at
the top of the picture to hang it. Children will remove one chain
loop every day during advent.
Nativity Feltboard Figures
from DLTK Print and cut out nativity
figures. Make a nativity scene or picture with these cut outs.
Print in black and white or color.
Bookmarks with John 3:17 and a nativity picture on them..
Bookmarks with a nativity scene and John 1:14 on them,
Cute cartoon style clipart to use in
your projects. Print in color or black and white. Be sure to read
the directions for use. This is from homemade-preschool.com.
Ornaments, Angels and Other Christmas Decorations
Paper Plate Angel
A cute paper plate angel. Use on top
of the Christmas tree or as a table decoration.
Another way to make an angel using three
coffee filters. You can hang this one on the tree.
(in color) from freecraftunlimited.com. Just print,
cut and glue or tape this angel.
Tetrahedron Shaped Ornament Just
print, cut fold, and glue this ornament. Tape or glue yarn loop
to inside before gluing.
These ornaments keep their wonderful
cinnamon scent for several years. We decorated these with small
squeeze bottles of snow paint. It takes a large amount of cinnamon
for a classroom supply. These can be air dried or put in a 200
degree oven for 20 minutes.
Cone Ornament from Jan Brett
Other Christmas and Winter Crafts
Make a Christmas
Glue this verse on a small paper or foam
plate. Cut chenille sicks into 3 or 4 pieces. Punch holes on rim
of plate. Put a bell or a couple of washers on each chenille stick
and thread through the holes. Twist each one.
a Perfect Five Pointed Star
This is from
a Paper Evergreen Tree
Make a three dimensional tree
from cardstock or construction paper. This is from
to Sew Gingerbread Man
A great project for teaching
children to sew.
Pot Winter Friends
We made a variation of these
using 3 inch pots, strofoam balls for the heads, and old socks for
the scarf and hat. You could also use styrofoam cups for a less
durable and less expensive decoration.
Another way to craft snowmen from socks,
rice, and a few decorations. This is from bitzofme.blogspot.com
A fun, kids winter craft.
Make a winter snow scene with houses,
church, and more. This is from yourchildlearns.com. You could add
snow and pine trees to your scene.
Christmas Frames from Jan Brett
Christmas to a Great Teacher Card
Christmas Card To ____ From_____
Boxes, Cards, and Gift Tags
Just click on the projects
below the pictures. There are templates or specific projects to
Print these bags and use for candy or small gifts.