This Christmas stocking craft for kids is a fun activity to do with little ones this holiday season! It’s low-prep and can be enjoyed by all ages. Stuff the finished stockings with treats or other handmade gifts for someone special.
Looking for a cute Christmas craft to do with kids? This Christmas stocking craft for kids is so much fun and it makes the sweetest gifts to give to family members and friends for the holidays. I originally made this with my son years ago when he was a toddler and this year my daughter, now in grade-school, made them! It’s a great craft for kids of all ages. You will just need to help more or less depending on their age.
With my toddler, I did the cutting and hole punching and he had a blast coloring the stockings and covering them in stickers. Lacing the stockings was also a great fine-motor activity! If you plan to make a bunch of these cute stockings, try to spread it out over a couple of days. This way your little one won’t get too bored or antsy and the project will stay fun! My son loved coloring all the stockings but was only interested in lacing a few.
Older kids will be able to do most of the activity themselves and will have fun filling the stockings with handmade crafts or sweet treats! Below is the tutorial and you’ll find the printable stocking coloring pages in my Resource Library!
Kid’s Christmas Stocking Craft
- Free printable stockings – Grab the free file by filling out the purple form at the end of this post.
- White Cardstock to print on – I used Neenah 110lb Index Cardstock
- Markers, Crayons, Colored Pencils
- Hole punch
How to Make the Kid’s Christmas Stockings
STEP 1: Print the stockings off. You will need a front and a back for each stocking.
STEP 2: Cut the stockings out! If your child is old enough, they can help with this step, otherwise cut them out ahead of time.
STEP 3: Hole punch each marked dot! If your child is old enough, they can help with this part too.
STEP 4: Decorate the stockings – the fun part! Let your child go to town! The back of the stockings are blank so you can add handprints or doodles from your child if you want.
STEP 5: Thread the stocking. Start by wrapping tape around one end of the yarn and tying the other end through the top hole of the stocking.
The stocking can be laced a few different ways. My older daughter liked wrapping the yarn around the edges of the stocking while lacing. When she reached the other end, I helped tie a knot in the last hole. If the yarn was too short, I taped the end to the back of the stocking.
You can also lace the stockings by threading the yarn up and down through the holes. This was easier for my toddler to do. I didn’t tie a knot to start it, but instead punched a few extra holes (not marked on the free printable) along the top of the back layer and tied both ends in a cute bow.
The stockings are all finished and ready to be filled! Below are both sets of stockings. The ones my toddler did years ago and the ones my daughter just made this year. Both times we filled the stockings with handmade Christmas crafts and photos.
I hope you enjoyed this fun Christmas kid’s craft! Check out my other fun free Christmas Printables!
- DIY Snow Globe Ornaments
- Christmas Decoder Wheel Riddles
- Gingerbread Kids Paper Dolls
- Printable Holiday Coloring Cards
- Children’s Artwork Keepsake Ornament
Get the Free Stocking Printables!
Fill out the purple form below with your first name and email address! The free file will be sent straight to your inbox! If you have already filled out the form below, don’t worry – you won’t be added to my list twice! This freebie is for personal use only. I hope you enjoy crafting something special. Please let me know if you have any questions :)