24 Days of No Mess Christmas Activity Ideas

24 days of no mess Christmas Crafts

Advent is almost here, and with it the chance to do lots of fun festive crafts to get ready for Christmas either at home or school! With that in mind, we’ve compiled a list of 24 days of no mess Christmas craft and activity ideas suitable for both home and school, that anyone can do! Best of all, these are all Covid friendly Christmas crafts as they can be done individually. With the cold weather outside, spend some quality time together preparing your own Christmas crafts and decorations to make your home or Christmas classroom display look absolutely splendid without getting glitter everywhere. Most of these ideas are low prep and low cost or free, with items you already have at home. Easy peasy and fun Christmas ideas for each day of Advent – or whenever you like!

Day 1

Make your own Advent Calendar with our super easy template! Make a kindness calendar, or draw pictures behind each window.

CHRISTMAS advent calendar template

Day 2

Make an elf cupcake liner craft from The Gingerbread House.

Elf Cupcake Liner Christmas Craft
Elf Cupcake Liner Christmas Craft

Day 3

Make a Gingerbread paper craft house! This fun idea can be used as a home made Christmas gift box, as a tree decoration or in your small world area for The Gingerbread Man story!

Gingerbread house paper model
Gingerbread house paper model

Day 4

Super easy and fun Paper Plate Holly Wreath from Hodge Podge Days.

paper plate holly wreath craft
Paper Plate Holly Wreath Craft

Day 5

These cute no mess Christmas Agamographs simply mesmerise children! Also comes in black and white so that children can create their own effects!

Christmas Agamograph template
Christmas Agamograph template

Day 6

Check out these cute Christmas Pom Pom Crafts from A Rose Tinted World.

Christmas Pom Pom Crafts
Christmas Pom Pom Crafts

Day 7

Try our Christmas Cone People – kids love adding the accessories, they could even make their own from every day craft materials. Or simply use our easy to use templates.

Christmas paper cone toys
Christmas Paper Cone Toys

Day 8

Not 100% mess free, but these Christmas Playdough Mats will certainly keep the playdough off your tables – and hopefully the floor too.

Christmas playdough mats
Christmas Playdough Mats

Day 9

We love this Festive Rag Wreath from A Rose Tinted World.

Festive Rag Wreath
Festive Rag Wreath

Day 10

Perfect for classroom display, or for something fun to make at home – make your own snowflake using our handy, easy to use template..

Make Your Own Snowflake Activity

Day 11

Make your own Handmade Christmas Stockings from The Queen of Collage.

Handmade Christmas Stocking
Handmade Christmas Stocking

Day 12

Make a no mess Christmas paper craft wreath with our handy template, like most of our crafts, this also comes in black and white to save on ink and to allow children to add their own take to it too – the more biodegradable glitter, the better!

Christmas Wreath Paper Craft
Christmas Wreath Paper Craft

Day 13

This Brilliant Christmas Tree Button Craft is so easy to make from The Inspiration Edit.

Button Christmas Tree Craft
Button Christmas Tree Craft

Day 14

Combine Christmas with maths with our Christmas maths shape activity – combines learning about 2D shapes with Christmas – perfect! 

Christmas Maths Shape Activity
Christmas Maths Shape Activity

Day 15

If you liked our advent calendar, you’ll love our Kindness Advent Calendar idea! You can either use our included advent calendar template with ideas to go behind each door, OR children can create their own.  A brilliant way to spend an afternoon either at school or home.

Give a Little Love Kindness Advent Calendar
Give a Little Love Kindness Advent Calendar

Day 16

Make these Nativity Paper Cone People – as part of your Mrs Mactivity Premium subscription – use as tree toppers or hang on a piece of thread and turn into a tree decoration!

nativity cone people
Nativity Cone People

Day 17

One for the whole family – Pin the Nose on the Rudolph! This prints over 4 A4 sheets so it’s plenty big enough, cut out some of Rudolph’s noses, close your eyes and GO!

Pin the tail on rudolph game
Pin the Tail on Rudolph Game


Day 18

You’ve tried the Christmas puppet show, now about a Nativity Paper Plate Puppet Show! Act out the Christmas story ahead of the big day!

Nativity puppet show craft idea
Nativity Puppet Show Craft

Day 19

Make Melted Crayon Christmas Tree Decorations from Me, Them and the Others

Melted Crayon Christmas Decorations
Melted Crayon Christmas Decorations

Day 20

Write Christmas cards using our 3D Pop Up Christmas Card!

3D Christmas Pop Up Craft Card
3D Christmas Pop Up Craft Card

Day 21

Do our Christmas Tree Counting Activity – adding pom poms or raisins onto the correct numbered tree.

Christmas Tree Counting Activity
Christmas counting activity

Day 22

Stay calm ahead of the big day with our mindfulness Christmas tree crafts!

Mindfulness Christmas Tree Craft
Mindfulness Christmas Tree Craft

Day 23

Make a Christmas kindness jar with our Give a Little Love Christmas Kindness Jar idea!

Give a Little Love Kindness Jar Activity
Give a Little Love Kindness Jar Activity

Day 24

Make  a Santa Bookmark from Red Ted Art.

Father Christmas Bookmark
Father Christmas Bookmark

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