There are many different kindergarten art projects that can be done with young children. To keep art projects for kindergarten creative, and to keep the mess under control, it's a good idea to first assess the motor skill development of your students. Some kindergartners lack the fine motor skills needed to wield a paint brush with success or to cut out complex shapes. Tailor each kindergarten art project to the children's overall skill level and you'll have fun creating art every time.
This project can be adapted to the different skills of children in the clasroom. Some children can cut out letters, some can make paper chains and some can draw designs on construction paper for others to cut out. When all of the decorations are done, put them up while getting the children's input as to where certain items should be placed. Not only is this a great art project, it also shows what teamwork can do.
If your class chooses Christmas during December, and you have children that celebrate Channukah or other holidays, ytalk about all of the different holidays in December and be sure to include elements of them in the calendar. Check with your school to be sure there are no restrictions on holiday displays or elements.