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Christmas Ornaments for Kids to Make

Ornaments for Kids to Make

I don’t know what it is about this year, but I’ve really been feeling the Christmas spirit early this year. I love Christmas music, but I normally don’t want to listen to it for very long, but this year I’ve already been blasting it around the house. Some of this may be that I’ve been working on projects for the blog, but some of it is just that I’m excited.  I’m guessing that this will be our most fun Christmas so far, because the kids are at an age where they’re really getting excited about it, and I think that makes it more enjoyable.

The kids and I attempted to make some cinnamon ornaments the other day.  These were a major Pinterest fail. I ended up wasting a ton of cinnamon, and they turned out ugly. Plus, I followed the directions on a site that claimed that if you cut out a smaller shape inside the other shape, you could have the kids put plastic beads inside and then bake them, and they would melt, making a pretty stained glass effect.  Well, just so you know, that’s not true.  Now, almost a week later, my house still smells strongly of cinnamon and burned plastic, and it’s not very nice.

So, since the kids were so excited about the ornaments that they made, but the ornaments were such a flop, we had to do an ornament backup project.  We made ornaments out of craft sticks, pom poms, and glitter instead.

Materials for the Snowflake Ornaments:

  • Craft Sticks
  • Elmer’s glue
  • Hot glue
  • Glitter
  • Ribbon, twine, or yarn for hanging

These are pretty easy. The adult needs to hot glue several craft sticks together to make the snowflake.

Ornaments for Kids to Make

Put the snowflake on either a piece of paper or a paper plate. Let the kids put glue (or if they’re too small do it for them) in either dots or squiggles all over the snowflake.  Then let the kids sprinkle (or in the case of a certain 2 year old, dump) glitter on the snowflake, coating the glue.

Shake off the excess glitter and set somewhere to dry.

Ornaments for Kids to Make


Ornaments for Kids to Make

Materials for the Christmas Tree Ornaments:

  • Craft sticks
  • Hot glue
  • Elmer’s glue
  • Pom poms
  • Ribbon, twine, or yarn for hanging

The adult should cut one craft stick about 1/3 of the way across.  Then hot glue 3 craft sticks into a triangle shape, and hot glue the other craft sticks across the triangle.

Ornaments for Kids to Make

Have the child (or if child is too young, do this for them) put dots of glue on the tree shape.  Then let them pick out pom poms to put on each glue dot to look like ornaments.

Ornaments for Kids to Make

Do you have special ornaments for your Christmas tree that your kids have made?

This post is part of our Christmas Crafts & Decor Series.  Be sure to check out the rest and keep coming back this month for more crafts!  Also you can find all our Christmas posts in ONE PLACE!  Check out our Homemade Christmas page for all our Christmas goodies. 

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