Holiday Movie Crafts For Kids!

Love holiday movies like our families do? Try these holiday movie inspired crafts with your kids. From Elf to Frosty the Snowman to Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer to Its a Wonderful Life to the Grinch, we’ve got you covered.


The Grinch Paper Doll CRAFT


What You’ll Need:


  1. Sketch your Grinch doll and his clothes on a piece of colored paper. Use our templates (click button below) or design your own. Cut them out.

  2. Assemble your paper doll and glue it down using a glue stick.

  3. Add details to your Grinch using crayons & markers.

  4. Put your Grinch into a scene using crayons and markers.


Bell Ornament From “It’s A Wonderful Life”


What You’ll Need:


  1. Draw a circle on a piece of lightweight cardboard. Cut it out. Cut a slit to the center and a small slit across (as shown on cardboard circle).

  2. Form your cardboard into a cone shape. Secure with a mix of tape and glue.

  3. Color your cone using metallic Kwik Sticks. These paint sticks dry in 90 seconds.

  4. String a jingle bell on the end of a chenille stick. Twist to secure. String the other end of the chenille stick through the cone to form a loop so your ornament can hang.

  5. Tie a ribbon to complete your bell ornament.


Abominable Snowman Ornament Craft

From Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer


What You’ll Need:


  1. Use our template to trace 2 of the snowman onto a piece of burlap. Cut both pieces out.

  2. Place both pieces together. Thread a plastic needle with yarn. Tie a knot on the end. Stitch around the outside edge of the snowman. Leave a small gap open.

  3. Add stuffing to the inside of the snowman. Finish stitching him up and tie a knot to close.

  4. Use cut paper/markers/pencils to add details such as hands, feet, eyes, mouth, etc. Glue details on.

  5. Stitch a string in the top and tie into a knot to turn your creature into an ornament.


Make Frosty The Snowman Using Air Dry Clay


What You’ll Need:

Follow our step-by-step guide below. For younger children, have them roll Model Magic clay into balls and create a traditional snowman! Model Magic clay will air dry in 24-48 hours. This craft can also be done using play-doh.


“Bye Mr. Narwhal” From The Movie “Elf”

Watercolor & Crayon Resist


What You’ll Need:

  • Watercolor paints in “cool” colors (like purples, blues and greens). We used watercolor made from recycled dried up markers. Find out how here.

  • Crayola Construction Paper Crayons. You can also use oil pastels, but we find these crayons don’t flake when using with watercolor paints.

  • Paintbrushes

  • Permanent Markers

  • Pencils/Erasers


  1. Using a pencil, sketch Mr. Narwhal. Sketch his environment (such as the candy cane forest, swirly twirly gum drops, water and snow).

  2. Outline your pencil lines in permanent marker. Add color in using crayons. Draw snowflakes using a white crayon (you’ll be able to see the white after adding watercolors).

  3. Cover the drawing in watercolor paints. The marker/crayon marks will resist the paint. Use “cool” colors like purples, blues and greens to make it feel icy and cold in your picture.

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