Easy DIY Christmas Ornament Crafts for Kids
With Christmas coming you’re getting ready by putting up your tree and decorating it. Before you rush out to stand in long lines and pay hefty prices for ornaments, try a DIY version. These kids’ craft ornaments are easy for children of all ages to make. And bonus, you’ll get a cute keepsake to put on the tree for years to come.
Kids can craft paper flower ornaments, adding a special holiday sparkle to the tree. Cut a bumpy circle from a piece of red or green paper. Start spiraling in with the scissors, creating a snail shell-like design. Starting at the outer edge, roll the paper into a flower. Glue it at the center (if the paper won’t stay, glue the entire thing to a small circle-shaped cardboard bade). Coat the edges in glue, sprinkle with glitter and let the flower dry. Punch a hole at the top, thread yarn through it and hang the ornament on the tree.
Create a mini picture frame by gluing popsicle sticks together into a square or triangle shape. Your child can paint the frame in holiday colors, add craft foam shapes or sprinkle it with snowy opal glitter. Cut a piece of cardboard out into a jungle bell-shaped circle. Paint it with a silver or gold metallic tempera and punch a hole at the top (thread ribbon through it). Cut a family photo to fit inside the popsicle stick frame and glue it to the back of the sticks. Now glue the whole thing to the cardboard to complete the craft.
Your kiddo drew a mini picture on a small-sized piece of paper, and you adore it. Glue the drawing to a paint-covered piece of cardboard, punch a hole in the board and hang it up with a pretty ribbon.