Advent is almost here, and with it the chance to do lots of fun festive crafts to get ready for Christmas! 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! With the cold weather outside, spend some quality time together preparing your own Christmas crafts and decorations to make your home or Christmas 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!
Make your own Advent Calendar with our super easy template! Make a kindness calendar, or draw pictures behind each window.
Make an elf cupcake liner craft from The Gingerbread House.
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!
Super easy and fun Paper Plate Holly Wreath from Hodge Podge Days.
These cute no mess Christmas Agamographs simply mesmerise children! Also comes in black and white to create your own effects!
Check out these cute Christmas Pom Pom Crafts from A Rose Tinted World.
Try our Christmas Cone People – kids love adding the accessories!
Not 100% mess free, but these Christmas Playdough Mats will certainly keep the playdough off your tables – and hopefully the floor too.
We love this Festive Rag Wreath from A Rose Tinted World.
Make your own Handmade Christmas Stockings from The Queen of Collage.
This Brilliant Christmas Tree Button Craft is so easy to make from The Inspiration Edit.
Make your own Christmas Decorations with our Christmas Paper Chains – can you believe these are also FREE to download?!
Something to get you outdoors, this Ice Christmas Table Decoration is fun and free from Baby Budgeting
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!
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!
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!
Make Melted Crayon Christmas Tree Decorations from Me, Them and the Others
Write Christmas cards using our 3D Pop Up Christmas Card!
Do our Christmas Tree Counting Activity – adding pom poms or raisins onto the correct numbered tree.
Stay calm ahead of the big day with our Christmas Mindfulness Colouring activity!
Practice those fine motor skills with our Christmas Cutting Skills Activity!
Make a Santa Bookmark from Red Ted Art.
For even more Christmas crafts and activities,take a look here.