Advent and Christmas Crafts

Advent Crafts

crosscard front crosscard front Christmas Crosscard      NIV File1     File2        File3        File4  
This card opens to a cross with John 3:16 on it. Instructions for gluing and folding are HERE.
For a King James version of the card, use these links.  File1     File2     File3     File4    For a spanish version CLICK HERE.

countdown chain Make a Christmas Countdown Chain.
Picture and Numbered Stars         More Stars
Print and cut out the picture and stars. Cut 24 strips of colored paper for chain. Loop one paper through the bottom of the picture. Connect 23 more loops for the chain. Glue or tape the stars to the chain with number one at the top. Put a ribbon or loop of yarn at the top of the picture to hang it. Children will remove one chain loop every day during advent.

Nativity Crafts

Nativity Feltboard Figures from DLTK  Print and cut out nativity figures. Make a nativity scene or picture with these cut outs. Print in black and white or color.

Nativity Bookmarks(NIV)        KJV       Spanish
Bookmarks with John 3:17 and a nativity picture on them..

Nativity Bookmarks(NIV)       KJV        Spanish
Bookmarks with a nativity scene and John 1:14 on them,

Free Nativity Clipart  Cute cartoon style clipart to use in your projects. Print in color or black and white. Be sure to read the directions for use. This is from

Ornaments, Angels and Other Christmas Decorations

Angel Ornaments

A Paper Plate Angel  A cute paper plate angel. Use on top of the Christmas tree or as a table decoration.

Coffee Filter Angel  Another way to make an angel using three coffee filters. You can hang this one on the tree.

  Angel Template (in color) from Just print, cut and glue or tape this angel.

Miscellaneous Ornaments

tetrahedron ornamentTetrahedron Shaped Ornament  Just print, cut fold, and glue this ornament. Tape or glue yarn loop to inside before gluing.

Cinnamon Ornaments  These ornaments keep their wonderful cinnamon scent for several years. We decorated these with small squeeze bottles of snow paint. It takes a large amount of cinnamon for a classroom supply. These can be air dried or put in a 200 degree oven for 20 minutes.

Christmas Cone Ornament from Jan Brett

Other Christmas and Winter Crafts

tambourine tambourine Make a Christmas Tambourine Glue this verse on a small paper or foam plate. Cut chenille sicks into 3 or 4 pieces. Punch holes on rim of plate. Put a bell or a couple of washers on each chenille stick and thread through the holes. Twist each one.

Make a Perfect Five Pointed Star   This is from

Make a Paper Evergreen Tree  Make a three dimensional tree
from cardstock or construction paper. This is from

Learn to Sew Gingerbread Man  A great project for teaching children to sew.

Clay Pot Winter Friends   We made a variation of these using 3 inch pots, strofoam balls for the heads, and old socks for the scarf and hat. You could also use styrofoam cups for a less durable and less expensive decoration.

Sock Snow People  Another way to craft snowmen from socks, rice, and a few decorations. This is from

Bottle Belly Snowman    A fun, kids winter craft.

Make a Village   Make a winter snow scene with houses, church, and more. This is from You could add snow and pine trees to your scene.

Photo Christmas Frames from Jan Brett

Merry Christmas to a Great Teacher Card

Merry Christmas Card To ____ From_____

Bags, Boxes, Cards, and Gift Tags  Just click on the projects below the pictures. There are templates or specific projects to do.

Christmas Bags  Print these bags and use for candy or small gifts.