I’m always looking for an excuse to pour over all the gorgeous Christmas crafts we’ve made here over the years, so I thought it would be fun today to put together this little collection for you. I’ve rounded up 12 of my favourite fine motor Christmas ornaments for toddlers and preschoolers to make.
Each ornament that you see here is really easy to make. They were all made by 2, 3 and 4 year olds, and the tiny buttons, lacing, threading and beading activities will help to strengthen little hand muscles and develop hand-eye co-ordination. Not to mention, these kid-made ornaments are gorgeous, and they’ll look terrific hanging on your Christmas tree.
Let’s get started, shall we?
12 Fine Motor Christmas Ornaments for Preschoolers:
These lacing candy cane ornaments start out with a super-ful paint process that your kids will love!
Little hands just love the crumpling process required to make these sweet tissue paper candy cane wreaths.
The hooligans’ hand-eye co-ordination was challenged filling these clear glass and plastic ornaments ornaments.
Glue a handful of buttons to a styrofoam Christmas tree. I love how whimsical these ornaments look.
The hooligans love threading with beads and pipe cleaners. We turned a bunch into these pretty beaded wreath ornaments.
These Christmas stars are so easy to make but they’re SO pretty. Lots of gems and jewels to keep those little fingers busy!
Wrapping and winding takes co-ordination, and skill, and these painted and wrapped tree ornaments are great to practice on.
Little hands will get a work out kneading dough, cutting with cookie-cutters, and pressing beads into these easy clay-dough ornaments.
More threading and beading! Aren’t these simple pipe-cleaner icicles beautiful?
Our lacing trees gave the hooligans an opportunity to practice their sewing skills and those tiny gems are so tricky for little fingers to manipulate.
Bust out the button collection! The kids will have fun threading a bunch to make this gorgeous button wreath ornament.
Head out on a stick hunt and then practice more wrapping and winding making these simple twig star ornaments.
Looking for more easy Christmas crafts for your kids to make this year? Hop over to my Happy Hooligans Christmas Board on Pinterest!
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