10 Festive Classroom Door Decorations to Fill Your Class With Holiday Cheer

With the holidays right around the corner, teachers all over the country will soon be hard at work transforming their classrooms into a festive winter wonderland! To help all the wonderful teachers out there find their holiday inspiration, here's a list of holiday door and wall decorations that will transform your classroom into a festival of holiday delight! These art projects are a great way to get the kids in your class excited to learn about Christmas and Hanukkah, and they are sure to love seeing their art decorating the classroom. With this list, your class is sure to be known throughout the school as the grade with holiday spirit to spare!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Paper Snowflakes
    Paper Snowflakes

    (Ages 5-12)

    The humble paper snowflake is the quintessential classroom holiday craft. Show your students how to fold and cut their snowflakes, then tape their snowflakes to your classroom door to share your class creations with the whole school!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Egg Carton Christmas Tree

    Ask your students to bring in an empty egg carton, then have fun transforming them into festive cardboard Christmas trees! These make a great classroom decoration to hang on the walls, or tape to the classroom door.

  • Visual aid of how to complete Cotton Snowman
    Cotton Snowman

    (Ages 3-8)

    Looking for a non-denominational door decoration? How about a cute, fluffy snowman made of cotton balls? Share this simple art project with your class, then display the finished products on your classroom door.

  • Visual aid of how to complete Felt Christmas Tree

    Invite your class to help decorate a classroom Christmas tree! Hang the big felt tree on the classroom door, and invite your students to create their own felt ornaments to "hang" on the tree. Sometimes the simplest ideas are also the most fun!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Tissue Paper Wreath

    Looking for a fun group project? This tissue paper wreath will be a huge hit with the kids in your class! Have your students work together to crumple the paper, glue it around the cardboard ring, and string the beads around the finished wreath. Hang the wreaths around your classroom to fill the air with holiday cheer!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Christmas Tree Math

    The holidays aren't all fun and games. You've still got to work on important skills like reading, writing, and math. That's why this holiday project is perfect for a preschool or kindergarten class! It combines valuable early math practice with a fun holiday art project that you can use to decorate your classroom.

  • Visual aid of how to complete Hanging Menorah
    Hanging Menorah

    (Ages 4-12)

    This menorah craft can be used as a prop to teach your class about the meaning behind the 8 days of Hanukkah. It's also a fun project you can use to teach an elementary school class the basics of sewing (but you can make it with felt and glue if your students are too young for sewing needles). Hang one on the classroom door and add the candle flames to track which day of Hanukkah you're on!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Dreidel Garland

    Have your class cut dreidels out of colored or patterned construction paper or card stock, hang the dreidel cut outs on string, and decorate your classroom with a handmade dreidel garland!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Contact Paper Dolls - Holiday Edition

    Here's a fast, fun art project you can use to decorate your classroom for the holidays. Ask your students to make a Christmas-themed contact paper doll self-portrait. They could be one of Santa's elves, a reindeer, a penguin, a snowman, or even jolly Santa himself!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Pin the Nose on the Reindeer

    We've saved the best for last. This cute reindeer holiday cutout doubles as a super fun party game! Perfect for your classroom's end of the year holiday party.

Get inspired!