The Best Christmas, Hanukkah and Winter Craft Kits for Kids

Get your children excited for the season with activities and projects for Christmas, Hanukkah and winter.

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December 02, 2022

It’s that time of year again — winter is coming and children have days, sometimes weeks, off from school. With vast access to technology and electronics, it’s easy for them to spend hours watching television or playing video games. If you're looking for ways to keep your children occupied and entertained without so much time in front of the screens, you’ve come to the right place. From DIY ornaments and candles to snowman clay modeling, we’ve rounded up our favorite activities for all ages that will keep kids busy for hours, boost their creativity and are perfect for the whole family to enjoy together.


Let your children put their own spin on the Christmas tree with this DIY kit of 40 child-safe wooden craft ornaments in four winter and holiday shapes: snowflake, classic round, Christmas tree and stocking. The kit also includes 40 red and white twines, 40 color bells and four color pens for maximum decorating possibilities.

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'Tis the season for red and green. With enough chenille fabric, ribbon and beads to create 24 wreath ornaments and 15 candy canes, your children will have a blast beading their own masterpieces.

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Looking for nontraditional Christmas ornaments for your tree? Your children will unleash their originality with 48 cords, 12 drawing sticks and 48 rainbow scratch papers in 12 different holiday patterns.

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Gingerbread is a joy to eat, drink and smell at this time of year, but it also makes for adorable decorations and cards. Your children will learn and share valuable lessons while crafting their own gingerbread people.

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$19.99 $13.49

Your children have probably seen snow globes in stores or in people's homes. Now they can make their own. This kit includes three child-safe plastic globes, as well as clay and tools to build their own scenery.

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$15.99 $12.97

Let your child's creativity run wild with this kit of 12 twinkling stickers and two Christmas suncatchers, allowing them to accessorize ornaments, display distinctive decorations and design their own cards.

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Now children of any age can design their own menorah and dreidel with a stained glass appearance. When they're done, attach the included suction cup and hang it in the window.

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Decorate your home for Hanukkah with three themed suncatchers — menorah, dreidel and Star of David — your children can make themselves. With blue and white vellum paper, suction cups and easy-to-follow instructions included, this project is both simple and creativity-evoking.

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What's better than going to the store and buying your children holiday-themed pajamas? Perhaps giving them the opportunity to design their own. Your children will be able to personalize their own nightwear with six fabric pens to choose from.

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Lighting the menorah this year will be made extra special with your children's own beeswax candles. This package comes with 48 wax sheets in assorted beautiful colors and 44 cotton wicks, making this a fun activity your children will be proud of.

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What could be more fun for your children during Hanukkah than playing with dreidels? Perhaps designing their own. These sets of wooden dreidels are great for parties, party favors or at-home activities.

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No need to wait until the first snowfall for snow fun. Your children can create their own winter wonderland with this package of 12 DIY snowman accessorizing sets and a tub of reusable clay to make their own unique shapes.

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Enjoy the evening candle glow with star-shaped and snowflake-shaped tea light holders your children designed themselves. Made from well-constructed wood, each holder can be painted or glued on easily so each child can add their own flair.

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Upgrade your or your children's Christmas card crafts this year and give holiday cards to loved ones near and far that are one-of-a-kind. This beginner's kit includes embroidery thread, a plastic needle, envelopes and six pre-punctured cards.

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Inspire your children to finish the books on their winter break reading list with their own crafted 3-D wintery bookmarks. With cut-outs and various snowflake stickers of different sizes and materials, every bookmark will be one-of-a-kind.

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From $14.95

Adults and children alike will love crafting their own snowflake lanterns that will brighten any room and can be kept up all winter long. This kit comes with two panels, three sheets of 222 transparent stickers, four pieces of tracing paper, instructions and a QR code to a how-to video.

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Display and cherish precious holiday and winter memories in beautiful picture frames your children can design themselves. With six designs and more than 300 self-adhesive stickers to choose from, this is a fun activity for children of all ages.

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