26 MORE easy Christmas ornaments for toddlers and preschoolers to make at home, daycare or preschool. They’re easy to set up, and easy to do! All of the homemade ornaments in this collection are great last-minute Christmas crafts for young children to make for your Christmas tree or to give as gifts, or use as gift toppers. If you’re planning on crafting with little kids before Christmas, this list is for you!
As you probably know, my daycare hooligans LOVE crafting for Christmas. We generally shoot for one Christmas craft or ornament per day during the month of December. When you figure I’ve been running my daycare for 18 years, well… that’s a LOT of holiday crafting!
Today, I’ve rounded up 26 of my very favourite super-easy Christmas crafts.
Define “super-easy”, you say?
- The supply lists are basic – you likely already have everything you need on hand, and if you don’t, they can be found in most dollar stores. .
- These crafts are easy to make simple enough for toddlers and preschoolers to make with very little assistance.
Ready to see them? I hope our collection inspires you to get crafty with your own kids and students this holiday season.
26 MORE EASY CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS:
Ninja fans will love to hang these simple craft stick ninjas on the Christmas tree!
Our craft stick Santa, Reindeer and Elf would look cute peeking out of a Christmas stocking.
Toddlers love the process of scrunching and crunching up tissue paper to make these candy cane wreath ornaments.
Turn some of your summer holiday sea-shells into winter holiday sea-shells by making our adorable shell bird ornaments.
Pair up a plastic container and colourful tissue paper to make these mosaic “stained glass” ornaments. .
An easy Christmas ornament doesn’t get any sweeter than this toddler-made craft-stick star.
These simple pipe cleaner icicles are so easy to make, but great for developing fine motor skills in little hands and fingers.
We used one of our favourite art process – Sharpies on Tinfoil, to make these colourful jar lid ornaments.
Our button tree ornaments are so whimsical and colourful!
You can make the whole rainbow with these colourful glass (or plastic) ornaments.
See how we transformed a bunch of scratched CDs and DVDs into shimmering, glimmering ornaments for the tree.
Preserve the hand size of your little one with this simple felt mitten. The kids will love tracing their hands to make this one.
More craft sticks! Paint ’em, and splatter ’em into a batch of colourful snowflake ornaments.
One of the easiest ornaments ever, but these initial ornaments are so pretty. Kids just love seeing their initial on the tree too!
Little hands will love all the wrapping and winding that comes with “decorating” these paper cone tree ornaments.
These craft stick snow people are a hoot! Make a whole bunch to outfit your tree with!
More crumpling and crushing! It’s a favourite technique among the toddlers! Aren’t these tissue paper wreaths cute?
Kids can paint AND practice their wrapping and winding skills with this little wool-wrapped tree ornament.
This simple button wreath is so sweet. I’ve never met a child who doesn’t love to sort through our button collection.
The process we used for colouring our coffee filter trees was a ton of fun, and a great lesson in absorption and colour mixing.
One of my all-time favourites – our plastic icicle ornaments. You won’t believe how we made them! Don’t they look real?
These simple snowflake ornaments are SO soft and fluffy making this a great sensory activity/Christmas craft combo.
Take the kids for a walk to collect sticks, and make these simple twig tree ornaments with your finds.
I love these tissue paper candy cane ornaments. Don’t think you have to stick to red and white. White with pink, green or blue would look wonderful too!
Here’s another great way to upcycle your old cds and dvds. Make these adorable cd snowman ornaments! So cute and SO easy!
And lastly, dig out your button collection, and have your child make a vintage button wreath ornament with some of your old favourites. Charming, isn’t it?
And there you have it 26 more easy Christmas ornaments to keep your little ones busy and happy between now and Christmas!
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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.