Easy Cookie Cutter Christmas Decorations

My kids love to make our house look festive with holiday decorations. We used cookie cutters to press or trace onto foam and, in minutes, we had some fun holiday decorations adorning our front door.

  1. Ages: 3 - 5

  2. <30 minutes

  3. A little messy

  4. Grownup needed

Step-by-step tutorial

  • Step 1

    We gathered our supplies first. We chose red and green foam for traditional Christmas colors, plus yellow for our stars and brown for our gingerbread people.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 1

  • Step 2

    You can either press the cookie cutter onto the foam to make an imprint or trace it with a blunt object, like a chopstick.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 2

  • Step 3

    The impression will make a slight white outline of your cookie cutter. Next we cut out the shapes.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 3

  • Step 4

    My kids chose to decorate some of the shapes, others we left plain. Here is my 3-year-old, adding button ornaments with a glue stick to a Christmas tree.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 4

  • Step 5

    We added some glitter glue to a few of the ornaments, as well as googly eyes on our gingerbread people.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 5

  • Step 6

    We let the glue dry for a few minutes.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 6

  • Step 7

    A little tape affixed these cute decorations to the inside of the glass on our storm door.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 7

  • Done!

    They look pretty from the inside, too. I've left these supplies out so my kids can make more anytime they want. They are so easy that my 6 and 8-year-olds can do the entire project themselves and my 3-year-old only needs help with the cutting step. Before long these will be adorning all of our windows, too.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 8

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