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Christmas Craft Ideas for the Classroom 2019

Christmas Craft Ideas for the Classroom 2019

It's been a whole year since my last article detailing some fun crafty classroom activities for the festive season.

Now it's that time of year again, here are a few more ideas that I love and will be doing at home with my own children! Why not try these out in your primary classroom?

Paper Plate Christmas Craft

You will need:

  • 1 x white paper plate
  • A selection of red and white paper
  • 2 x googly eyes
  • 1 x red pompom
  • Gluestick
  • Scissors
  • Paint or felt tips


  1. Create a large triangle out of a red piece or paper or card. Try to size the triangle so that it would proportionally suit 3/4 of your white paper plate to make a "beard" (as pictured below).
  2. Make a semi-circular shape with your paper plate by cutting approximately 1/4 from the edge of the plate (as pictured below).
  3. Stick the paper plate to the red triangle using a gluestick.
  4. Colour/paint the centre semi-circle of the paper plate as Santa's face.
  5. Stick on two googly eyes.
  6. From your white sheet of paper, cut a variety of shapes to add a mustache and details to the hat (as pictured below).
  7. Finally - add a little red pompom nose.

Don't forget to be creative; by using different coloured paper/card and paint, you can make, elves, reindeer, Christmas trees... there is no limit to your imagination!

Picture Credit
1. Paper Plate Santa -

DIY Christmas Trees

You will need:

  • Green card
  • Gluestick
  • Tape
  • Variety of craft for decoration e.g. foam stickers, jewels, pipecleaners, coloured feathers etc.


  1. Firstly you will need to make a cone from your green card. There are many different ways to do this, so please use your preferred method that will best suit how you want your finished Christmas tree to look. If you are not familiar with how to make a cone, please click here for instructions using the "disc method".
  2. Secure your cone using glue/tape.
  3. Proceed to decorate your Christmas tree using any variations of stickers/craft accessories by fixing them to your green cone.

    The results look amazing!!

1. How to create a paper cone - 

Picture Credit
1. Christmas Tree Cones -

Thumbprint Christmas Trees

You will need:

  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Red/Green paint
  • 1 x piece of white paper
  • 1 x piece of black paper


  1. Draw a Christmas tree shape on your black piece of paper and cut it out using scissors.
  2. Place the Christmas tree cut out on your white piece of paper.
  3. Using your finger/thumb; dip in the paint and print onto the paper around the edge of the Christmas tree cut out initially. Then decorate as you like.
  4. Once the paint has dried, remove the cut out, and you will be left with a lovely Christmas tree picture made entirely of thumbprints! (see below picture).

Picture Credit:
1. Thumbprint Christmas Tree Picture -


We hope you have lots of fun activites planned over the next two weeks leading up to Christmas. The countdown is on!

We hope you all enjoy the rest of the first full term back, from all of us here at
The Staff Room.

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