Fun ways to decorate your Christmas tree with the kids

Christmas is all about the kids, right? So what better way to make it fun than to involve them in the Christmas decorating.

Children can make their own unique Christmas ornaments and decorations and help you create a warm and friendly Christmas home that feels inviting to anyone that drops in.

Make the decorating kid-friendly

Kids can decorate their bedroom windows in a variety of ways sticking up paper snowflakes they have cut out or using Christmas themed signs. It’s not very Kiwi, but a super easy thing to do is buy some spray snow from your nearby $2 shop and spray their bedroom windows.

Older kids who can be trusted not to play with switches can string indoor mini lights around their windows of from one corner of their room to another. You can find lights for indoor use and the LED lights use less energy.

String paper garlands made of paper snowflakes or Christmas words across the room. These are garlands kids can make
themselves. Just make sure the lights or garlands are strung safely so kids can’t entangle themselves, and that the lights
are not touching anything that could be flammable.

Craft your own fun Christmas decorations

Kidspot has created some of the most fun decorating projects with these ideas:

Give your child his own Christmas tree

Give kids their own small tree for their room, or help them make one themselves. This is a great place for them to hang all the Christmas ornaments and crafts that they have made over the years. These trees are usually cheap and give the child
their own personal space to decorate to their heart’s content. To find out more about Christmas trees, read:

Get the kids to make their own decorations

These craft ideas may require a little bit of parental supervision, but most school-aged children would be able to make these easily. Younger kids may need your help, but they’ll enjoy the results.

Easy Christmas crafts for children


  1. dawnblyth 02/12/2018 at 5:50 pm

    We have yet to put our Christmas tree up but I know when we do our 3yr old will be all over it, he gets so excited in doing stuff like this and that gives me so must pleasure – seeing the smiles on his face. Our 10yr old isn’t so much interested in doing these sort of things anymore but we will try to get him to do some!

  2. Bevik1971 02/12/2018 at 9:01 am

    We put our almost 6 year old in charge of decorating the tree this year, she also got to choose when it went up. So it was put up on the 25th of Dec 😂. I helped her decorate to reach the higher spots but she did a really good job and I think the tree looks the best it ever has!

  3. Alezandra 01/12/2018 at 11:39 pm

    Thanks for the list of crafts. Would love to do these during the Christmas holidays. We had our tree done up early November. I’m into Christmas and it’s our first one in our own home. So got a little excited. My 3 year old had such a fun time placing the ornaments on the tree.

  4. kymmage 30/11/2018 at 11:21 pm

    We have a little tree for the kids to play decorating with when they feel like it. The bigger one I let them loose on. Also every year we do an art install of a Christmas tree and that is super fun. We make decorations together and hang lights.

  5. Mands1980 29/11/2018 at 1:14 pm

    I love all these ideas we have already started to decorate the house the kids wanted the tree up in the weekend so that went up and other decorations in the lounge. We have always made salt dough decorations as well. But I am very keen to try some of these out with the kids as I know they will love it.

  6. felicity beets 29/11/2018 at 10:54 am

    we use the children’s drawings as wrapping paper. Love the idea about the snow on windows, I think that this would look fabulous.

  7. Jen_Wiig 28/11/2018 at 9:22 am

    Wow these ideas are just awesome and so do able with more than 1 kiddo…yeah. I love the idea of decorating their rooms…why just restrict it to the tree that’s awesome.
    I’ve included a DIY xmas decorations kit in the boys xmas eve box for them to add to the tree or wherever they want to hang it.

  8. Shorrty4life1 27/11/2018 at 6:27 pm

    My kids love making play dough so might get them to do some play dough jewellery and play dough decorations for the Chrismas tree. What a great idea. And the toilet paper lanterns how awesome is this. Great idea for camping Christmas. Thanks kidspot for the amazing ideas. Definitely will have to get the kids some of the snow spray from the $2 shop to decorate their bedroom windows ♥ they will love it.

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