Easy Christmas Crafts for Kids – 12 easy Christmas ornaments for kids

You probably know how much we LOVE making Christmas crafts here in my home daycare. We LOVE making homemade Christmas ornaments and holiday decorations.  We also like making stuff that doesn’t cost a lot of money.  We try to use basic craft supplies, and items you already have around the house whenever we’re crafting.  Especially at the holidays because Christmas can be expensive enough already without spending money on the ornaments you’re making!

We also like to keep things simple here, so if you’re looking for easy, inexpensive, Christmas craft ideas, you’ve come to the right place!

Here are 12 easy Christmas crafts for kids to make this season:

12 easy Christmas crafts for kids 

These Christmas tree decorations  were all made by toddlers and preschoolers in my daycare in recent years.   Because I wasn’t blogging when we made these, I don’t have detailed how-to posts, but because our kids crafts are easy to make and use basic materials, the photos and descriptions below should pretty much tell you everything you need to know. Enjoy!

 

Homemade sheet music ornament: roll up a small piece of sheet music rolled up, and embellish with a a ribbon and a button.

easy Christmas craft - sheet music ornament

Easy tissue wreath ornaments: Cut a small “wreath” from some cardboard (cereal or food boxes are great for this kind of thing).  Cover it with crumpled tissue paper & attach a ribbon with some glue.

Easy Christmas Crafts for kids - tissue wreath ornament

 

Cardboard Christmas Tree decoration: Cut a Christmas tree out of some corrugated or sturdy cardboard.  Paint it green and wrap with colourful wool.

Easy Christmas ornament - Cardboard and wool Christmas Tree

Pipe Cleaner Ornament:  String beads onto pipe cleaners.  Form a loop at the top of the pipe cleaner.

Pipe Cleaner Christmas Ornament

 

Wreath of buttons - Cut a small cardboard wreath out of a cereal or food box.  Paint it a festive colour, and glue buttons/pearls all around.

Easy Christmas Crafts for kids - button ornament

Reindeer puzzle piece ornament: Glue three puzzle pieces together (you may want to prep this ahead of time with a glue gun).  Have children paint pieces brown.  Attach googly eyes and a red pompom nose.

Easy Christmas Crafts for kids. - puzzle reindeer ornament

Homemade Candy Cane Ornament: Paint a cardboard candycane and wrap with white wool.

Easy Christmas Crafts for kids - homemade candycane ornament

I Spy Christmas Ornament:  Remove top from plastic ornament and fill with fake snow and a variety of tiny items (Lego, paperclip, foam shapes etc).  Attach a list of things to look for if you’re giving this as a gift.

I Spy Ornament

Popsicle Tree Christmas Tree: Glue popsicle sticks to form a triangle, and paint green.  Attach a piece of cardboard or card-stock as a trunk.  Decorate tree with pompoms and foam shapes.

Easy Christmas Crafts for kids. - Popsicle stick Christmas Tree Craft

Star Christmas Ornament: Form two triangle with popsicle sticks and glue together.  Have children paint sticks white and attach coloured gems with glue.  (this one is missing a few gems, but these were really pretty!)

Easy Christmas Crafts for kids. - popsicle stick star craft

Gingerbread ornament: Cardboard, rick-rack, buttons, googly eyes and a ribbon.  So cute!

 Easy Christmas Crafts for kids. - gingerbread ornament

 

Mitten Christmas Ornaments: Cut small mitts from felt.  Use cotton balls for cuffs, and decorate with buttons.  String together with a piece of wool.

Easy Christmas Crafts for kids - mitten christmas ornament

Find lots more of my easy homemade Christmas ornaments in the Christmas Category  right here on my blog. 

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Yours in play, Jackie from Happy Hooligans

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