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Christmas Stocking Craft for Kids

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Are you in search of a delightful Christmas craft that not only sparks joy but also spreads the holiday cheer far and wide? Look no further! Our Christmas stocking craft for kids is not just a delightful activity; it's a heartwarming opportunity to create meaningful gifts for your loved ones during this festive season.

Three final Christmas Stockings Crafts For Kids.

This low-prep Christmas stocking craft is tailor-made for cultivating the spirit of Christmas. Whether you're crafting with little ones or older kids, the joy this project brings knows no age limits. Just follow the simple steps, and before you know it, you'll have a collection of adorable stockings ready to be filled with treats or handmade gifts, ready to be shared with those near and dear.


For the younger crafters, taking charge of the cutting and hole punching while they dive into the delightful world of coloring is a fantastic way to engage their creativity. The lacing part adds an extra layer of fun while honing fine-motor skills. If you're considering making a bunch of these charming stockings, consider spreading the crafting joy over a couple of days. This ensures your little ones stay engaged, boredom is kept at bay, and the entire project remains a source of pure, unbridled fun!

Christams Stocking Craft For Kids on display.

This project isn't just suitable for home crafting; it's also the perfect addition to a Classroom Christmas Party. Additionally, explore our Crayon Resist Stocking project or the Santa Paper Bag Puppet for even more festive crafting inspiration.


As the crafting venture evolves for older kids, it transforms into an independent and joyful experience. Watch as they enthusiastically fill the stockings with their own handmade crafts or delightful sweet treats! Further details and the step-by-step tutorial await you below, and for printable stocking coloring pages, explore our Resource Library. Let the festive crafting commence!


Materials Needed:

  • Christmas stocking template

  • Crayons, Colored Pencis or Markers in assorted colors

  • Scissors

  • Hole punch

  • Gluestick

  • Cardstock paper

  • Yarn in festive colors

Example of how to print the Christmas Stocking Craft for Kids.

Step 1: Download and Print the Stocking Template

To kick off our festive crafting adventure, download the Christmas Stocking template  and print it on sturdy cardstock paper. The template is the perfect canvas for your little ones to unleash their creativity. The template is offered at no cost and can be downloaded at the bottom of this post.

Example of coloring the Christmas Stocking Craft for kids..

Step 2: Color Your Stocking with Holiday Hues

Grab those markers in assorted colors and let the festive coloring begin! From vibrant reds and greens to twinkling golds and silvers, encourage your kids to infuse their stockings with the magic of the season. Whether they opt for classic Christmas patterns or go for a whimsical approach, the choice is entirely theirs.


Example of how to cut the Christmas Stocking Craft for Kids.

Step 3: Cut Along the Outside Edge

Once the coloring extravaganza is complete, take out the scissors and carefully cut along the outside line of the stocking template. This step requires a bit of precision, so lend a helping hand if needed.

Example of how to glue the stocking front and back together.

Pro Tip: Glue the front and back togther

Before taking the next step in this craft, here's a pro tip to enhance the magic of your Christmas stockings. I recommend applying a small amount of glue to attach the front and back together. Simply dab a bit on the sides and bottom of the stocking. This clever trick ensures that when you punch the holes, everything aligns seamlessly. The result? An easier and more enjoyable lacing experience for those small hands bringing this festive creation to life.

How to punch holes into the Christmas Stocking Craft for Kids.

Step 4: Punch Holes

Armed with your hole punch, punch a hole on each of the marked black dots. Circle around the sides and bottom of the stocking, ensuring uniform spacing. These strategically placed holes serve a delightful purpose – they pave the way for lacing yarn through, transforming your stocking into a festive masterpiece. This seemingly small detail adds a charming touch, elevating your Christmas stocking from a simple cutout to a craft full of character. Let the hole-punching commence!

Example of. how to sew the Christmas Stocking Craft for kids.

Step 5: Sew

Snip a piece of yarn measuring 5 feet in length. Begin by tying a knot at one corner of your stocking. With your yarn ready, delicately lace it through each of the punched holes. Once you've woven your way through all the holes, tie a secure knot at the last one.


This step transforms your flat, colorful creation into a functional masterpiece, ready to hang, stuff with goodies and spread joy. Enjoy the sewing journey!

Taping the Yarn Tip Example

Pro Tip: Taping the Yarn Tip

Simplify the threading process for smaller hands by wrapping a piece of tape around the tip of the yarn. This uncomplicated step imparts a stiffer and more needle-like quality to the yarn, ensuring a smoother and more manageable experience as it glides through the punched holes.


With scissors, markers, and a sprinkle of creativity, your kids have crafted not just stockings but festive memories that will linger in your home. These Christmas Stocking Crafts are more than just colorful decorations; they are tokens of joy, made with love and imagination. Hang them with pride, and revel in the warm glow of the holiday season crafted by little hands.

How to download the Christmas Stocking Craft For Kids.

How To Download Christmas Stocking Craft for Kids Template

To begin your craft you need to download the Christmas Stocking templates. This download is available to all members for FREE! You heard me correctly, memberships are free to join for everyone who is 18 years an older! Click on the link to signup and to find the template.

So, what are you waiting for? Dive into the world of festive crafting and watch as the magic of Christmas comes to life with every stroke of a marker and snip of the scissors. Happy crafting and Merry Christmas!

Don't miss out on the festive fun! Explore a world of creative possibilities with our other festive kids' art projects. Whether you're crafting delightful Christmas Paper Bag Puppets or cooking up some Reindeer Scotcheroos, each project is a gateway to imaginative joy and shared creativity. Discover the magic in every stroke of a paintbrush or the careful folding of paper. Our collection is brimming with delightful surprises, offering a variety of crafting experiences that cater to different interests and age groups. So, why stop here? Embark on a creative journey with your little elves and unlock the door to more artistic adventures. Your next masterpiece awaits!


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