Christmas is coming and that means crafting — lots and lots of it. With the cold weather outside, this is the time of year to stay in and stay warm with a cup of hot chocolate. And what better way to spend your days than crafting with the kids.

We’ve rounded up 9 Christmas crafts many of which are easy enough for the kids to do by themselves and some are even perfect for toddlers to try their little hands at, maybe with a little help from their older siblings. Here they are:

kids-christmas-crafts-1Make some colourful wooden bead trees and hang them up as Christmas decorations.

kids-christmas-crafts-2How unusual and pretty are these matches ball ornaments? So easy to make too.

kids-christmas-crafts-3aThis craft couldn’t be simpler and it’s perfect for the littlest ones. Paint some paper baubles and get as messy as you like!

kids-christmas-crafts-4Make these adorable Christmas character cookies and let the kids decorate them.

kids-christmas-crafts-5Got some wooden blocks? Turn them into these block snowmen or any other Christmas character you can think of.

kids-christmas-crafts-6Have you ever seen such cute pine cones? This is one Christmas craft we can’t wait to try!

kids-christmas-crafts-7These gingerbread and tree favour bags will be fun to make and fill. What will you fill yours with?

kids-christmas-crafts-8Who doesn’t love a fun paper plate craft? We’re loving the cotton wool beard the most!

MSL23XI13What’s not to love about these candy snails? They are beyond cute but beware, they may get eaten faster than they get made!

What’s your favourite Christmas craft? We can’t get enough of those matches balls.

Nomita Vaish-Taylor is the founder and editor of Your DIY Family – Nomita shares DIY and design ideas for families who wants to get more creative quickly. You’ll find lots of fun ideas on her blog and you can also say hi to her on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or Pinterest