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Holidays Around the World Crafts for Kids

These holidays around the world crafts are perfect for elementary students to create during the month of December because they are simple to assemble and connect well to the cultural traditions that they learn about in a Christmas around the world or holidays around the world unit of study.

If you are an elementary teacher, you know that December is a tricky month for instruction. Students are thinking about their Christmas lists, family traditions, and holiday celebrations with loved ones. A great way to keep your kids engaged throughout the month of December is by implementing a holidays around the world unit filled with interactive, hands-on learning experiences. These holidays around the world crafts could be exactly what you need!

Christmas Around the World Crafts

Australian Christmas Craft

The craft idea below is perfect for a Christmas in Australia unit during the month of December. This Australian craft requires a regular size paper plate, 2 small paper plates, gray acrylic paint, a paintbrush, black cardstock paper, red construction paper, cotton balls, googly eyes, a black marker, a stapler, and glue.

An Australian Christmas craft that is a koala bear with a Santa hat on his head

Brazil Christmas Craft

This craft idea is a perfect complement to a Christmas in Brazil unit in December. In order to do this Brazil Christmas craft, you will need 3 red mini or regular cupcake liners or colored paper, orange, blue, green, & yellow cupcake liners black, white, and brown card stock paper, colored paper, scissors, a 2-inch circle punch, a hole punch, and a glue stick.

A Brazil Christmas craft that is a red parrot with feathers

France Christmas Craft

The French craft idea below is perfect for a Christmas in France unit during the days leading up to winter break. This France Christmas craft requires a toilet paper roll, brown construction paper, red and yellow colored paper or cellophane, a black marker, string or yarn, scissors, glue, tape, and glitter.

A France Christmas craft that is a Yule log with flames

Germany Christmas Craft

This craft idea is great for a Christmas in Germany unit during the month of December. In order to do this Germany Christmas craft, you will need dark green paper, light green paper, 2 purple papers, 12 small red pompoms, yellow paper, scissors, and glue.

A Germany Christmas craft that is a wreath with candles

Holland Christmas Craft

The craft idea below is a perfect complement for a Christmas in Holland unit in December. This Holland Christmas craft requires yellow construction paper, scissors, and tape or staples.

A Holland Christmas craft that is a yellow paper shoe

Mexico Christmas Craft

This craft idea is perfect for a Christmas in Mexico unit during the month of December. In order to do this Mexico Christmas craft, you will need popsicle craft sticks, tape, yarn of multiple colors, and scissors.

A Mexico Christmas craft that is made of yarn and popsicle sticks

Spain Christmas Craft

The craft idea below is a great addition to a Christmas in Spain unit in December. This Spain Christmas craft, which can also be used as a three kings day craft, requires wooden clothespins, scissors, glue, scraps of fabric or felt, a black marker and small sequins, beads, or other craft materials as accents.

A Spain Christmas craft that is three wooden clothes pins decorated to look like kings

Other Holidays Around the World Crafts

Chinese New Year Craft (China)

This craft idea is perfect for a Chinese New Year unit during the colder months of December, January, or February. In order to do this Chinese New Year craft, you will need colored paper, pencil and eraser, a ruler, scissors, tape or stapler, string or twine, and markers.

A Chinese New Year craft that is a orange and yellow paper lantern

Diwali Lantern Craft

The craft idea below is a great addition to a Diwali in India unit in November or December. This Diwali lantern craft requires 2 different brightly-colored papers, 1 yellow sheet of paper, scissors, a pencil, string or yarn, and tape or stapler.

A Diwali lantern craft that is made of pink, turquoise, and yellow paper

Menorah Craft for Hanukkah

This craft idea is great for a Hanukkah in Israel unit during the days leading up to winter break. In order to do this menorah craft for Hanukkah, you will need cotton swabs, 3×12 inch piece of corrugated cardboard, scrapbook paper, colored or patterned paper, orange cardstock paper, yellow tissue paper, tacky glue, a ruler, and scissors.

A menorah craft for Hanukkah that is made of cardboard and covered with decorative paper

Kwanzaa Craft

The craft idea below is a perfect complement for a Kwanzaa in the U.S.A unit in late December or early January. This Kwanzaa craft requires red cardstock, green cardstock, black cardstock, scissors, a ruler, a pencil, and an eraser.

A woven mat Kwanzaa craft made of red, green and black paper

St. Lucia Day Craft

This craft idea is great for a St. Lucia Day in Sweden Unit during the month of December. In order to do this St. Lucia Day craft, you will need white construction paper, colored construction paper, scissors, glue sticks, skin tone markers, and gray markers.

A St. Lucia Day craft that is a paper gnome with a long white beard

Epiphany Craft

The craft idea below is a great addition to a Three Kings Day and Epiphany in Italy Unit during the days leading up to or returning from winter break. This Epiphany craft requires wooden twigs or popsicle sticks, colored markers or paint, glue, glitter, thread or ribbon, and a variety of small beads, confetti, and other decorative items.

An epiphany craft that is a star made of wooden sticks and tied together with red and orange yarn

These holidays around the world crafts are great additions to my comprehensive holidays around the world unit. You may also find these holiday videos for kids and holiday children’s book lists to be helpful resources as well! Your elementary students are going to love these holiday crafts from around the world and learning about different cultures and sets of traditions.

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