Good ideas for homemade Christmas decorations for kids include using recycled cardboard or inexpensive craft materials to make Christmas trees, Santa faces and ornaments. Make seasonal decorative elements like snowflakes and candy canes out of paper.
Make stockings by cutting the shape out of paper and decorating it with glitter. To make Christmas trees, use recycled cardboard from household packaging. Make paper plates, egg carton segments or old cereal boxes into a tree shape and embellish it with paint, glitter and fabric trim.
Cut shapes like candy canes out of gift wrap or construction paper and use them to decorate around the house. Turn your refrigerator into a snowman by taping on paper eyes, nose, mouth and a scarf. Tape paper snowflakes to your window to create a winter scene. Cut out a Santa face and hat but make the beard out of cotton balls.
String red and white beads on wire to make simple candy cane ornaments. Colorful candy like gumdrops makes great decorations when glued to a Styrofoam ball. Make homemade play dough so kids can color, shape and bake their own ornaments. Cut snowflake shapes from the bottoms of old plastic berry boxes and cover them with glitter. Cover plain cardboard shapes with a collage of colorful paper salvaged from junk mail and magazines.