16 oh-so adorable craft stick ornaments to make for your Christmas tree. They’re easy enough for preschoolers but so ridiculously cute that the older kids will fall for them too.
How cute can a craft stick be?
When I say these craft stick ornaments are ridiculously cute, I’m not kidding.
From the ballerina to the ninjas to Santa and his helpers, they’re so honest-to-goodness-cute, you’re gonna want to make them all.
And why not?
Wooden craft sticks (affiliate), also known as popsicle sticks, come in large quantities. I think the last box I bought had about 100 craft sticks in it. So you CAN make them all.
Hey, how about setting up a challenge for the kids?
See if they can make one craft stick ornament every day in the last couple of weeks leading up to Christmas.
Click on the links or the photos to get the instructions and supply list for each craft.
16 Ridiculously Cute Craft Stick Ornaments
Craft Stick Snowman Ornament: Yep. Cuteness overload right here. These snowmen are so easy to make with just a few bits and bobs from the sewing basket. Don’t you love what their hats are made of?
Craft Stick Star Ornaments: This sweet little star is a great one for toddlers who are just beginning to craft. They’ll love the sparkly gems, and gluing them in place is great for fine motor development. You’ll treasure this ornament for years.
Craft Stick Christmas Tree: Here’s another adorable Christmas ornament for your youngest crafters to make. I don’t have a post written for it; it’s simply pictured in my collection of 12 Easy Ornaments for Kids. As you can tell by the photo, it’s just painted craft sticks, pom poms and foam shapes.
Craft Stick Santa, Reindeer and Elf: GAH! I can’t even handle the cuteness. These guys make me giggle every time I look at them.
These soft and fuzzy woven snowflakes are beyond cute with their sparkly gems and jewels. The 8 and 9 year olds made these ones, and they loved the process.
These button-craft stick snowflakes are super-cute. I love how dainty and delicate they look when the sunlight shines through the buttons. You can hang these on the tree but they’d look lovely displayed in a window too.
Craft Stick Ballerina Ornament: I love this one, and if you have a little dancer at your house, she’ll love it too. A coffee filter, and some ribbon and yarn are all you’ll need to make this adorable ornament for your tree.
And how about this whimsical little Button Tree? A craft stick for the trunk, and then some cardboard, paint and buttons. This wonky little tree looks like it would be right at home in Whoville.
These craft stick dolls are one of our favourite crafts ever. The girls sat for hours making them one day. And they wanted to make more the next time they were here. We didn’t have ornaments in mind when we made our dolls but you can add a loop of thread to hang these on your Christmas tree.
So simple and sweet. This craft stick snowflake is another good one for beginner crafters. My toddlers and preschoolers made loads of these one year.
Ok. The cuteness here is just too much. I had the boys in mind when I thought up these Craft Stick Ninjas. Sometimes boys are a little reluctant to come to the craft table, but if you can tie the craft in with something they love, they’ll be all over it.
I adore this little Craft Stick Musical Tree. Wouldn’t it be a great ornament for a child to make for a music teacher or a music-loving friend or relative?
And lastly, a few more super-cute ornaments from some of my blogging colleagues:
Molly Moo’s craft stick nutcrackers are SO cute. My boys would love this one too.
These Popsicle Stick Stars by Frugal Fun for Boys and Girls are on our to-do list this year. We’re going to make a ours silver and gold, and string them into a garland.
These sweet craft stick angels by Barking Dog Designs are available on Etsy.
And the last dose of cuteness today comes in the form of this classic wooden sled ornament by FireFlies and Mud Pies.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this collection. Now, get on out there, and pick up a box of craft sticks so your kids can craft up a whole lot of “cute” at your house this Christmas season.
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