Woohoo! My first Christmas post of the season! As you likely know, Christmas is the craftiest time of the year here for us Hooligans. We LOVE crafting for the holidays, and over the years, the preschoolers and toddlers in my daycare have made A TON of Christmas ornaments to take home to hang on their Christmas trees.
I was scrolling through all of my Christmas posts the other day, and couldn’t help noticing that a lot of the ornaments we’ve made in the past are Christmas TREE ornaments. You know – Christmas tree decorations that look like actual Christmas trees.
I thought it would be fun to do a little round up, and put all of our Christmas Tree “Christmas Trees” right here, in one place for you.
So, here are 12 Christmas TREE ornaments for your kids to make this holiday season, and one bonus Christmas tree activity too. It’s an easy and fun activity for a group of preschoolers to do at a Christmas party or in the daycare or preschool classroom in December.
As always, click through on the underlined links below to see the details for each post.
Christmas Tree Ornaments for Toddlers and Preschoolers:
These Sparkling Tin Foil Christmas Trees are among my all-time favourite hooligan-projects. Tin foil, tissue paper and a few gems and jewels and WOW… you’ve got one beautiful kid-made ornament to hang on your Christmas tree.
Sheet Music Craft Stick Ornaments: Here’s another favourite of mine. Wouldn’t these ornaments be perfect to give to a music teacher or to a friend or relative who plays a musical instrument?
Ah, the classic pipe cleaner and bead Christmas tree. So simple, but always so pretty. Bonus: this one is great for strengthening fine-motor skills.
These simple button Christmas trees were fun for the toddlers to make. The kids LOVE the silly painting technique we use (it includes a cardboard box and a whole lotta shakin’), and they enjoyed colour-co-ordinating our their button colours to the colours of paint on their trees.
These coffee filter trees started off with a water absorption experiment (always very fun!), and then we transformed our results into these delicate, little ornaments. Aren’t they so sweet?
Oh, I loved these paper cone trees. The wrapping and winding process is great for helping to develop co-ordination.
Here’s an ornament that helps with fine motor development and early sewing skills too! After threading our wool through these lacing trees, we added a few gems and jewels for a bit of bling.
Similar to our paper cone ornaments, these wool wrapped trees are great for working on wrapping and winding skills. Painting and preparing the tree before wrapping was an activity in itself.
Oh, another one of my favourites! Got a stash of specialty yarn somewhere? Put it to good use, and make a few of these twiggy tree ornaments. They’re so pretty!
These layered paper Christmas trees were very interesting to make. First we learned how to make different sized cones from circles of paper, and then we had fun co-ordinating coloured, patterned paper to build our trees with.
Craft stick Christmas trees are perfect for beginner crafters. Colours, shapes, paint and glue. It doesn’t get much better than that for toddlers who love to create.
And lastly, this pin-up Christmas tree activity is great for Christmas parties with the kids or as a festive holiday activity in the daycare or classroom. The hooligans spent ages working on ours!
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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.