Easy Christmas Crafts for Kids – 12 easy, inexpensive Christmas Tree ornaments…
If you’re looking for ideas for homemade Christmas ornaments, you’ve come to the right place! Here are 12 easy Christmas crafts for kids to make. These easy 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 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.
Cardboard Christmas Tree decoration: Cut a Christmas tree out of some corrugated or sturdy cardboard. Paint it green and wrap with colourful wool.
Pipe Cleaner Ornament: String beads onto pipe cleaners. Form a loop at the top of the pipe cleaner.
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.
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.
Homemade Candy Cane Ornament: Paint a cardboard candycane and wrap with white wool.
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.
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.
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!)
Gingerbread ornament: Cardboard, rick-rack, buttons, googly eyes and a ribbon. So cute!
Mitten Christmas Ornaments: Cut small mitts from felt. Use cotton balls for cuffs, and decorate with buttons. String together with a piece of wool.
Find lots more of my easy homemade Christmas ornaments in the Christmas Category right here on my blog.
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