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Painting Christmas Mystery Pictures

Kids of all ages will love this Christmas activity for kids! Kids will use watercolor for this Painting Christmas Mystery Pictures!

Christmas Mystery Pictures Craft for Kids - this is such a clever Chrsitmas craft for kids! Kids of all ages will love this Christmas painting activity! #chrsitmas #christmasactivities #christmasart

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Christmas Mystery Pictures

This is a really fun Christmas activity for kids that takes just a couple minutes to prepare. I used this Christmas Art for Kids with a preschooler, 1st grader, and 3rd grade student and they all loved it!  All you need is paper (cardstock works best), scotch tape, and watercolor paint.

use tape to make the outline of a Chrsitmas picture

On paper (preferably cardstock so it stands up to the watercolors well) make the outline of a simple Christmas picture using scotch tape. Here are some ideas for what you can make:

  • present
  • Christmas tree
  • gingerbread man
  • snowflake
  • wreath
  • etc.

Christmas Pictures to Paint

Christmas Pictures to Paint

Now have your child paint over the paper using watercolor paint.

Hint: You may want to guide them to the main color as they start. For example I told my son to paint his picture in various shades of blue.

elementary kids christmas painting kids activities

My kids eagerly painted away as they tried to figure out what their mystery picture would be!

snowflake mysteyr picture

You can see over my 3rd graders shoulders that some of the snowflake is coming out. I love that the tape still holds a little color, but stays so much lighter that it really pops.

Christmas Art for Kids
Christmas Art for Kids

Here are a couple of the finished Christmas Mystery Pictures.  It is such a fun, simple concept that kids will really enjoy!

Again, this Christmas Craft for Kids is perfect for kids from 3 all the way up to 10 years of age!


Looking for more fun Christmas crafts for kids? Kids will love this beautiful, textured Yarn Chrsitmas Tree Craft. (Or get hands on with this silly Christmas Fluffy Slime Recipe.) Make one of our many clever Christmas Ornaments. Don’t miss this fun-to-make Gingerbread Puffy Paint Recipe to creative your own festive men (it smells amazing!)

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Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com

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