7 Festive Christmas Art Projects for Elementary Students

One of our favorite parts of the Christmas season is spending quality time with family and our dear loved ones, making special memories that will last a lifetime. There are endless ways to do that, and some of the best happen indoors with art projects! This list was created especially with elementary schoolers in mind, so if you have an awesome kiddo in kindergarten through 5th grade that might like crafting their own holiday stamps, upcycling a paper roll into a charming little elf friend, or exploring sequencing while making a wintery pipe cleaner snowflake… this one’s for you!

Christmas Art Projects for Elementary Students

  • Visual aid of how to complete Paper Roll Elf
    Paper Roll Elf

    (Ages 3-11)

    This sweet Paper Roll Elf friend makes a darling upcycled Christmas decoration or a jolly toy to do some imaginative pretend play with. Don’t forget their adorable pipe cleaner scarf or fuzzy little hat.

  • Visual aid of how to complete Swirly Ornaments
    Swirly Ornaments

    (Ages 3-11)

    It always feels jolly to add some pops of color to your tree, and these Swirly Ornaments are certainly colorful! They’ll need to dry overnight, so you might want to try to get this one a few days before old Saint Nick comes shimmying down your chimney.

  • Visual aid of how to complete Christmas Sponge Stamp Blocks

    Pull out a smock because this easy craft involves some painting! This DIY tutorial will help you turn a simple household sponge into a festive Christmas stamp.

  • Visual aid of how to complete Kirigami Gift Box

    Simple, fun, and geometric, these boxes are a unique way to wrap up your Christmas gifts this holiday season. They look fantastic under the tree and will surely stand out among all the other presents awaiting to be opened.

  • Visual aid of how to complete Pipe Cleaner Snowflakes

    This next Christmas craft celebrates the uniqueness of the snowflake. It’s an excellent art project to play around with sequencing and patterning when beading. There’s even an option at the end to create a hook to turn their creation into an ornament. Cool!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Egg Carton Christmas Tree

    This Egg Carton Christmas Tree is one of our favorite holiday crafts that uses recycled materials. Don’t forget to add a piece of fabric ribbon on the top back end of the tree, so it can proudly hang on your front door or wall.

  • Visual aid of how to complete Tissue Paper Wreath

    Thankfully, this wreath will remain green long after the holidays are over! Your kiddos will love using their tiny hands to scrunch up all the green tissue paper. For the finishing touches, they can use beads, glitter, colorful pipe cleaners, or anything of their choosing.

Get inspired!