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Printable Twas The Night Before Christmas Craft

Printable Twas The Night Before Christmas Craft

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Do you love the classic Christmas story Twas the Night Before Christmas?

So do we! That’s why we’ve created this printable Twas the Night Before Christmas craft for families to make while they read the story.

This is a 5-page activity set that is fun for preschoolers and elementary-age students. Kids will have fun decorating a chimney and customizing it with their own family’s names. Plus, they’ll get their own copy of this iconic poem.

We know how much you love reading your favorite holiday stories with your kids during December, so we wanted to create something special just for you!

Our team has put together an adorable printable craft that lets kids decorate a chimney using stickers and markers (or crayons). They can even add their family name or initials on top in big letters – what could be more festive than that?

It’s perfect for keeping busy hands occupied while parents enjoy some quiet time by reading one of our favorite holiday stories aloud together as a family before bedtime each night.

The best part is that once they’re done, they can take them home and hang them on their bedroom walls or stick them on the fridge.

Twas the Night Before Christmas FAQs

What’s the story behind Twas the Night Before Christmas?

This classic Christmas poem was originally called “A Visit from St. Nicholas” and was published in The Sentinel in New York on December 23, 1923. The author was kept a secret until Clement Clarke Moore finally accepted credit in 1837. It’s said that he created his vision of Santa Claus on both St. Nicholas as well as his local handyman who operated the sleigh he took home.

Who is the main character in Twas the Night Before Christmas?

While the poem is from a father’s point of view, the main character is Santa Claus (or jolly old Saint Nick).

Why did Clement Clarke Moore write Twas the Night Before Christmas?

It is said that Clement Clarke Moore came up with the poem on his way home from picking up a turkey to give to the poor. He shared the poem with his 6 kids. Being a man of literature, he was really familiar with stories of Saint Nicholas and German Christmas traditions.

Twas the Night Before Christmas Coloring Sheet

If you have younger kids who might not be ready for the full craft, this printable Christmas coloring sheet might be perfect! It’s great to have them work on this while you help older kids with the other craft. Or it can keep them busy before dinner.

Twas the Night Before Christmas Poem

Kids will love having their own copy of this famous Christmas poem. And elementary kids can practice reading it aloud to the entire family.

Twas the Night Before Christmas Craft Tutorial

Materials:

  • 2 craft sheets printed on cardstock paper
  • Small, sharp scissors
  • Gluestick
  • Adult hands to help little hands

How to Make This Printable Twas the Night Before Christmas Craft

Step 1:

Use scissors to cut two slits in the fireplace image, along the black dotted lines. Younger kids might need a grown-up to poke a hole for their scissors.

Step 2:

On the next sheet, cut out the long rectangle with Santa along the dotted line. This is the strip of paper that will help Santa move down the chimney.

Step 3:

Next, cut out the stockings. Decide what names you will use for your fireplace. Label each stocking. You may have extra stockings. If you need more, simply print another sheet. Kids can use family names, ones from a movie, or create their own names.

Step 4:

Glue each stocking along the mantle, as desired. Kids can be creative where they place them.

Step 5:

Finally, thread the beige-colored rectangle down through the top slit above the wreath and back up through the slit in the fireplace. Santa can now come down (and up) the chimney. It’s almost like magic!

Step 6:

Have fun retelling the story of Old St. Nick coming down the fireplace on Christmas Eve.

Christmas Craft for Kids Wrap Up

I hope this gets added to your Christmas traditions! Keep scrolling for more kid-friendly crafts and DIYs.

If you’re looking for a fun way to teach the kids about Santa, check out our post on how to write a letter to Santa. You can also get crafty with these adorable reindeer ornaments that are perfect for grandparent gifts. And we also have an awesome list of Christmas Countdown activities!

With so many different ways to celebrate the season, it’ll be hard not finding something new here at Marcie in Mommyland.

Looking for more Christmas content? Get my free printable Christmas placemat, DIY Christmas photo tips, red truck with Christmas tree craft, printable Star Wars Christmas matching game, and the best paper crafts to make this Christmas!

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How to Make a Twas the Night Before Christmas Craft

Learn how to make this printable Twas the Night Before Christmas craft by top Seattle blog Marcie in Mommyland. Image of Santa coming down the chimney

Learn how to make this adorable Christmas craft for kids where you can see Santa slip down the chimney!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 30 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Difficulty Easy

Materials

  • 2 craft sheets printed on cardstock paper
  • Small, sharp scissors
  • Gluestick
  • Adult hands to help little hands

Instructions

  1. Use scissors to cut two slits in the fireplace image, along the black dotted lines.
  2. On the next sheet, cut out the long rectangle with Santa along the dotted line.
  3. Next, cut out the stockings. Decide what names you will use for your fireplace. Label each stocking. You may have extra stockings. If you need more, print another sheet.
  4. Glue each stocking along the mantle, as desired.
  5. Finally, thread the beige-colored rectangle down through the top slit above the wreath and back up through the slit in the fireplace. Santa can now come down (and up) the chimney.
  6. Have fun retelling the story of Old St. Nick coming down the fireplace on Christmas Eve

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