12 Fun and easy Christmas ornaments to help toddlers and preschoolers develop fine motor skills.
I was recently looking at all of the gorgeous Christmas crafts we’ve made in my daycare over the years, and thought it would be fun to put together a round up of 12 fine motor Christmas ornaments for toddlers and preschoolers.
These are some of my favourite Christmas crafts that the youngest kids in my daycare have made.
Each ornament in this collection is easy to make using basic supplies. And each one is great for helping toddlers and preschoolers strengthen their fine-motor skills.
Your kids will have a great time making these fun and easy fine-motor ornaments, and they’ll be so proud to hang them on your Christmas tree.
12 Fine Motor Christmas Ornaments for Preschoolers:
These lacing candy cane ornaments start out with a super-fun paint process that your preschoolers will love. Hang these candy canes on the Christmas tree, or string them into a garland for the mantel.
Toddlers and preschoolers love the crumpling tissue paper. It’s such a great sensory activity and a fine-motor activity too! And these little tissue paper candy cane wreaths will look adorable hanging on your Christmas tree.
These clear glass and plastic ornaments ornaments were fun to make and a terrific way to strengthen pincer grip and hand-eye co-ordination.
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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Jackie is a mom, wife, home daycare provider, and the creative spirit behind Happy Hooligans. She specializes in kids’ crafts and activities, easy recipes, and parenting. In 1997, Jackie stepped out of the corporate world to start a family and to open her own home daycare. She began blogging in 2011, and today, Happy Hooligans inspires more than 2 million parents, caregivers and Early Years Professionals all over the globe.