On this page, you will find a whopping 500 Christmas coloring pages that are all free to download and print! If you are looking for a festive activity that kids are sure to love, these sheets are sure to provide hours of fun and get them excited for Christmas day!
For this series, I have curated links to all my Christmas-related coloring blog posts on this page for easier navigation. Included are candy canes, Santa Claus, gingerbread men, Elf On The Shelf, Rudolph, Nativity, Christmas trees, gingerbread houses, nutcracker, and The Grinch, to name a few!
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20 Craft Ideas To Do With Christmas Coloring Pages
Here are 20 affordable, fun, and creative craft ideas you can do with your completed coloring page!
To make Christmas-themed suncatchers, you will need transparency paper sheets and tissue paper in a variety of colors.
You’re going to print off the illustration of your choice – I highly recommend the snowflakes, candy canes, crosses, or Christmas sweaters – onto the transparency paper.
Then you’ll instruct your kids to “color” in the lines with the tissue paper, cutting it down to size to fit within the outline you have chosen.
The result, once finished, is beautiful window decorations that will catch the light on those gorgeously sunny, snowy days.
19. Play Props
You can choose any number of my Christmas coloring pages for their delightful characters, like the Disney Christmas illustrations or Elf On the Shelf.
You’re going to have your kids color in just the figures and then cut them out.
Next, they’re going to trace the cut-out onto a piece of cardstock or construction paper and then cut out that outline.
Then they’re going to paste the two pieces together and paste a craft stick on the back of the cardstock if they like.
Then it’s up to their imaginations to see what kind of scenarios play out!
18. Christmas Tree Ornaments
For this craft, your kids can pick from any number of my Christmas pages; I recommend Disney, elves, snowflakes, or even the Christmas sweater illustrations.
You’re going to print off the page onto shrink sheet paper and have your kids color in the figures with markers.
Then they’re going to cut them out and punch holes where they want the ornament to hang. Bake off the shrink sheets per the instructions and let cool.
Once cooled, string the ribbon through the holes and tie it off.
17. Nativity Story Books
Perfect for Sunday School or a craft at home, you can turn my Nativity coloring pages into little mini-Nativity story books.
Have each child contribute one page if you’re at the head of a classroom, or each child does two or three pages.
Have them write on the page a little sentence about what is happening and then color in the illustration.
Bind the pages together using a three-hole punch and some twine or ribbon.
16. Textured Stockings
Using my Christmas stocking coloring pages, you can encourage your kids to create fun, textured, eye-catching designs.
Have them use puffy paint or pom poms, glitter glue, or glue with glitter – the possibilities are endless, and the only limit is your imagination!
15. Christmas Party Decorations
You can turn many Christmas coloring pages into decorations for a party, whether it’s at home, in the workplace, or at a third-party site like a restaurant.
If you’re having the party at home, get your kids in on the action and have them color in snowflakes, Christmas stockings, Christmas lights, or gingerbread men (to name a few).
You can use them as wall hangings, table décor, and placemats or place settings at the food table or even hanging from the ceiling.
14. Glittery Wreaths
Use my wreath coloring pages to make glittery designs. Your kids will have a blast decorating the illustrations.
You can either use glitter glue (in a dispensing pen) or glue and glitter. If you’re going the latter route, basic Elmer’s glue will do.
Encourage your kids to follow the outline of the wreaths with glitter glue or glue (and then go in with the glitter before it has dried).
Once the illustrations are dry, you can hang them on the fridge or the wall!
13. Greeting Cards
Any of my Christmas coloring pages would make amazing greeting cards – the toughest part will be deciding which ones to use!
Using a word processor or illustrator, you can resize the drawing so that it takes up half or a quarter of a page and fold accordingly.
Get your kids to help out by coloring in the pictures and writing sweet Christmas messages on the inside and out.
If you’re taking the month of December to read Christmas-themed books, why not make Christmas-themed bookmarks to keep track of where you last left off?
You can do one of two methods (or both!). First, have your kids pick out and color in the figures of their choice and cut them out.
Trace the cut-outs onto cardstock, cut out that outline, and then paste the two pieces together. You can also punch a hole and string ribbon or yarn through the top.
The second method involves folding a piece of paper per these instructions; you can get your kids to choose a figure from my coloring pages.
Have them color in just the head (or a small illustration), cut it out, and then paste it onto the back of the bookmark.
11. Dear Santa Letters
Another cute craft that you can use my Christmas coloring pages for is to help your kids write Dear Santa letters on the pages.
Pick illustrations with enough space to write a few lines and then a list of all the presents your kids hope that the jolly elf will bring.
If your kids love an illustration but there really isn’t enough room to write a letter, you could use the back of the page, too.
10. Table Centerpieces
There are lots of Christmas coloring pages that could be used to create beautiful table centerpieces for your family’s December dinners.
From the gingerbread houses to Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, there is a design that will suit your table.
You can also enlist your kids’ help with coloring and cutting out the illustration.
Reinforce the cut-out with cardstock or construction paper, and then paste a half or whole toilet paper roll to the back to help it stand up.
9. Stand-Up Table Tree With Ornaments
Using one of my Christmas tree illustrations, you can make a stand-up centerpiece that is perfect for any flat surface in your home, including the fireplace mantle or a coffee table.
Have your kids color in the Christmas tree design of their choice, and then give them pom poms to glue on as ornaments.
They’ll then cut out the tree and trace the outline onto cardstock or construction paper. Then have them cut out the outline and paste the two pieces together.
Next, they’re going to cut a slit up the trunk, about two inches high.
Then they’ll take another piece of cardstock or construction paper and cut it into a two-and-a-half-inch high arch, about three or four inches long. Make a two-inch slit in the top.
Then they’re going to fit the pieces together, sliding the arch into the tree trunk along the slits.
The trees can then stand up on their own!
You can turn my Christmas coloring pages into beautiful dioramas, perfect for displaying around the tree or on a table year after year.
Consider using my Nativity pages or gingerbread houses.
You’ll need a cardboard box turned onto its side, so the opening is facing outward.
Then your kids will color in the figures only and cut them out, leaving about an inch and a half of paper below the illustration.
They’re going to fold that extra paper under, giving it a good hard crease, and use that tab to paste the figures into place inside the box.
Have them decorate the background as they see fit before adding in the figures.
7. Dog T-Shirts Or Hoodies
For this craft, you will need a Cricut machine or a deft hand with the scissors.
You’re going to “color” in one of my Christmas pages using illustrator software and then print it out onto iron-on vinyl.
Then you’ll feed it into the Cricut, using the print and cut feature. Once the machine has done its thing, you’ll peel off the design and place it into the doggie t-shirt or hoodie.
Then you’ll iron it on. And voila! You have adorable Christmas-themed apparel for your pooch.
6. Christmas Crowns
This craft is perfect for a Christmas party with kids if you can get them away from the cookies and milk long enough!
You’ll start by selecting a few different coloring pages for them to choose from – I recommend the Elf On the Shelf, Nutcracker, Disney characters, or Grinch illustrations.
Have the kids color in the central figure and then cut them out.
You’re going to need strips of construction paper taped into loops (you can use multiple strips, cut to size if needed).
Then you’ll paste or even just tape the cut-outs to the strips. Place them atop the kids’ heads and let them pretend to be the character they’re wearing.
5. Window Clings
You can make window clings using puffy paint and any of my Christmas coloring pages.
Obviously, you can go for the more elaborate designs, like the Nutcracker or Gingerbread houses, but if simplicity is what you crave, you could just do snowflakes.
You’re going to outline your chosen illustration with the puffy paint – get creative, switch up the colors, or add glitter before the paint sets.
Then you’re going to wait at least 48 hours for the puffy paint to dry – it’s important that the paint be totally dry before you try to peel it off.
Once it is completely dry, you can peel the paint off the page and stick it in a bright, sunny window.
My Christmas pages would make beautiful mosaics, and you can use little scraps of construction paper or actual stones.
Pick a design you or your kids like and have them fill in the lines by pasting them on colored paper.
The older the kids, the smaller the pieces they can handle, and for a truly exquisite touch, consider making a true mosaic and using actual crafting pebbles.
3. Decorative Trays
You and your kids can craft decorative trays that are not only beautiful but handy to keep around, especially when entertaining around the holidays.
You’re going to pick up some inexpensive trays – wooden, plastic, etc. – from your local dollar store or craft store, as well as some Mod Podge.
Then you’re going to choose the Christmas illustration you want, color it in, and cut it out.
Then lay the cut-out flat on the face of the tray and apply Mod Podge. You might have to do a few coats.
Once it’s totally dry, you can use it to decorate or serve drinks and snacks during your next Christmas party.
2. Classroom Stockings
If you’re a teacher with a classroom full of students and you need a pre-Christmas break craft to keep them from going crazy, you can use my Christmas stocking pages.
Have them color in the stockings and cut them out. Then have them trace the cut-out onto construction paper and cut that out along the outline.
Then you’ll have them staple the two pieces together, leaving the top open.
You can punch a hole in one corner and string ribbon or yarn through to hang the stockings.
Make sure they write their names on the welt and then surprise them with little treats the next day!
1. Fluffy Buttoned-Up Snowmen
For a Christmas-adjacent craft that is quite secular, have your kids fill in one of my snowman pages with cotton balls glued on for the body.
But first, have them add actual buttons to the snowmen, gluing them into place. Then they can fill in the rest of the body with cotton balls.
The result is cute, 3D illustrations that are festive and wintery.