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Easy Christmas Crafts for Kids to Make and Sell

Christmas is a great time to make some fun holiday crafts. One way to let your child make gift buying money is by helping them make holiday crafts for kids to sell. 

People love getting items with a personal touch for their holiday decorations. You can sell them online or take them to a craft fair. Spread Christmas cheer, and make money at the same time. 

Santa Slime 

Kids love slime, and Santa slime puts a holiday spin on a kid’s classic. You can also make other slime characters this way, depending on how you decorate the jar. Slime snowmen, reindeer, and Mrs. Claus are just some ideas for this DIY craft. 

Difficulty of Making Santa Slime 

Santa slime uses some messy ingredients, so that it may require a little more supervision than some crafts. However, the process of making the slime is pretty straightforward. It is a project for slightly older kids who have some experience making crafts. 

Basic Materials  

  • Glitter Glue 
  • Baking Soda 
  • Contact Solution 
  • Shaving Cream 
  • Mason Jar 
  • Construction Paper 
  • Buttons 

Cinnamon Stick Trees

People enjoy arts and crafts that hold dual purposes, so the cinnamon stick tree looks beautiful and smells wonderful. You can use this Christmas decoration in your home while also adding the fun fragrance of cinnamon to every event. 

Difficulty of Making Cinnamon Stick Trees 

This craft is an all-ages activity. For a younger crafter, you may have to help tie the ribbon. 

Basic Materials

  • Cinnamon Sticks 
  • Fabric 
  • Twine 
  • Yellow Buttons 

Tissue Paper Wreath

Tissue paper wreaths look very impressive, but they are incredibly easy to make. One of the most complex parts of this DIY project is keeping them from looking messy, so you may have to let the kids make multiple practice versions.

The tissue paper can also be hard to ship for an Etsy shop, so this may be a craft that works best for shows. 

Difficulty of Making Tissue Paper Wreath  

You need to have a lot of attention to detail to make this craft look good. More experienced kid crafters will do better with this project, but it can be fun to try the wreath out. 

Basic Materials

  • Tissue Paper 
  • Styrofoam wreath 
  • Christmas Themed Add-Ons 
  • Hot Glue Gun 

Pinecone Christmas Tree 

Pinecones are a big part of the Christmas season, and you can turn individual ones into mini trees that can become ornaments, centerpieces, or coffee table decorations. It is easy to customize the pine cone to almost any style of decor. They also require minimal purchased materials. 

Difficulty of Making Pinecone Tree 

Very easy to make, but hard to perfect. The low material cost for these pieces makes them a profitable craft.

Basic Materials

  • Pinecone
  • Paint 
  • Glitter 
  • Ribbon 
  • Beads 

Homemade Advent Calendar

There are many options to make homemade advent calendars. You can find a version that your kids will have fun making, or you can create multiple kinds to find more customers for the different types of calendars. 

Difficulty of Making Homemade Advent Calendar 

You can find a DIY calendar that is as easy or difficult as you want. There are options that only experienced crafters can pull off, but there are many simple projects for everyone. 

Basic Materials

Varies depending on the craft idea materials include:

  • Paint 
  • Construction Paper 
  • Cloth 
  • Ribbon 
  • Crayons 

Jingle Bell Door Hanger 

Jingle bell door hangers are fun and festive. You can add celebration to every entry during the holiday season. Kids love the extra sound during the holiday, and it doesn’t tend to get too noisy for adults. 

Making crafts allows you to add your flair to every project. The jingle bells are great on their own, but it’s easy to add color and excitement to the activity to make it unique.

Difficulty of Making Jingle Bell Door Hanger  

The project is very easy, as long as you get the right supplies. 

Basic Materials

  • Jingle Bell 
  • Twine 
  • Loop metal, wood, or cardboard 
  • Ribbons 

Snowflake Ornaments

When you think of easy Christmas crafts for kids, snowflake ornaments come to mind. If you decorate these pieces with extra items, you can turn these classic handmade crafts into unique pieces that can add a splash of color to every tree. 

Difficulty of Making Snowflake Ornaments  

Even the youngest children can make this DIY Christmas ornament. They are easy and fun for everyone, but you can find many harder styles that older kids may enjoy. 

Basic Materials

  • Popsicle Sticks
  • Glitter 
  • Paint 
  • Beads and Other Decorations 
  • Twine  

Bead and Pipe Cleaner Ornaments

You can turn bead and pipe cleaner ornaments into any style or shape you can think of for Christmas. It allows you to make a lot of different styles to appeal to the most customers. It also gives your kids a lot of space to explore their creativity. 

Difficulty of Making Bead and Pipe Cleaner Ornaments 

Some of the designs are simple enough for toddlers to do, but some are more complicated for older crafters. 

Basic Materials

  • Pipe Cleaners
  • Beads 

Sew Free Sock Snowman 

Sock Snowman not only makes a great decoration for the holiday season, but they are also great DIY crafts for the whole winter season. If you fill them with the right stuff, you can use them as paperweights, door stoppers, or balloon holders. 

Difficulty of Making Sew Free Sock Snowman  

These snowmen are easy for everyone to make. 

Basic Materials

  • White Sock 
  • Color Sock 
  • Buttons 
  • Rubber bands or string 
  • Pom Poms 
  • Ribbons 
  • Paint
  • Rice 

Cork Snowmen  

Cork Snowmen are cute and easy to make. You can use leftover corks from wine bottles, or you can buy corks at the craft store. 

These adorable snowmen make great Christmas ornaments, and you can customize each one with names, colors, or costume additions for customers who want something special. 

Difficulty of Making Cork Snowmen

This craft is simple to make, and almost every age group can enjoy it. Just be careful when poking into the cork. 

Basic Materials

  • Cork 
  • Pipe cleaners 
  • Pom Pom balls 
  • Paint 
  • Ribbon 
  • Buttons 
  • Metal Hoops 

Conclusion

Finding suitable holiday crafts for kids to sell can be fun and educational. Picking up a craft kit is sometimes an easy way to learn new skills to put toward future DIY projects. Creating entrepreneurial kids will help them in any future activities.   

You can sell almost every Christmas craft that can become a gift and decoration. Your kids will love earning their own money to buy gifts, and they can have a blast doing them. It’s a classic win-win.

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