Cute Christmas Art Projects

I’ve been admiring the supreme cuteness of all of the Christmas art projects on my favorite blogs. I don’t do any holiday based art lessons at my school. No one has said that I couldn’t, it’s just a choice that I made a long time ago to focus on non-religious art lessons. And besides, Christmas tree art doesn’t look as relevant in the annual spring art show as it does during December!

But I found a few that are almost too irresistible…

I adore these torn paper Christmas trees and the happy carolers. Children would love to create such happy pieces and there is no parent on earth who could resist placing these front and center during the holidays. Don’t you think that either one would make a great holiday card? Unfortunately, neither web source lists a tutorial.

I saw this adorable watercolor elf (1) on Pinterest and it was originally sourced through Artsonia. Again, no tutorial but I have to say that this might be the cutest elf ever!

My family loves to “Elf Yourself” every year and there is nothing that makes me laugh harder than when my sister sends me her family shot. I think these paper elves (2) are equally as fun!

For the classic art lesson, the stately nutcracker (3) checks off many art standards. The tissue-paper trees (4) are not necessarily a Christmas lesson but they look so lovely and serene.

Thanks everyone for sharing your fantastic art lessons…I don’t think I can resist doing at least one of these this week. Which one will it be?

12 comments

  1. Ana says:

    My favorite is the nutcracker. I will have to ask my daughter (seven) what she thinks but given that she just had a Clara and the Nutcracker themed birthday party I think she will choose him too.

  2. Hi Patty! I am a fan of your blog for a long time and I have been pleasantly surprised to see one of my works in this post (an album cover, a boy singer). I understand your thinking, I also avoid religious connotations las in my work as public school students have diverse backgrounds and whenever something is done with the utmost respect. T’aclareixo the child does not sing carols, alludes to the Winter Festival in December we do for families with all kinds of dances, songs and poems not religious. Thanks for sharing your knowledge and sorry for not knowing English. I used the google translator. A big hug from Barcelona (Catalonia) soon.

  3. Kathy Barbro says:

    Hi Patty, thanks for including my Nutcracker in your collection! I’ve done that project dozens of times but still love that painting the most. It was by far the most original version done by a talented little 3rd grader I believe. Wishing you a happy winter break and very creative new year!

  4. Jenn MG says:

    You saved me, Patty!
    My school commandeered my art tables for a scholastic sale and forgot to tell me BUT I adapted the fantastic Christmas tree into a cut (or rip) and glue project, had the kids use oil pastel on the black paper and they created beautiful individual trees. I actually used construction paper (some faded, some darker than others) and had the kids in a circle (each beginning with a different shade) rip one piece then pass their paper to the next person so each child ended up with a pile of ripped pieces of varying shades. They had a BALL and it was a great, quick lesson for a multi age classroom (grades 1-3).
    I LOVE your lessons and blog.
    Thanks!!

  5. Michelle Gifford says:

    Hi Patty! I love your blog, projects, and packets. I came across a website that has instructions for a Christmas tree very similar to the one pictured above. I thought you might want to check it out. http://kidsartists.blogspot.com/search/label/trees

  6. Janis says:

    I like all of them but I too stay away from Christmas projects which might make some of the children feel left out. I do however like the nutcracker that would work. Thanks for sharing. It just might be the one to get me through the last week before the holiday break.

  7. Charlene says:

    Hi Patty, I was planning to do the nutcracker art lesson tomorrow. What happened to the link?

    • Patty Palmer says:

      Yes. I see what you mean. Something changed on Kathy’s blog. I went to back and searched for ‘Nutcracker” and relinked to the correct post. Thank heavens for search buttons!

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