I’ve rounded up all of the clear ornament crafts we’ve made with clear glass or plastic ornaments here in my daycare over the years. From snowmen, and cool art techniques to fun, skill-building activities, we have lots of ways for your kids to fill or decorate a clear ornament for your Christmas tree.
I love using inexpensive clear glass or plastic balls to make Christmas ornaments with my daycare kids every year. You can turn a clear ornament into just about anything depending on what you put in or on your ornament.
The possibilities are endless because you can fill these ornaments in so many different ways.
There are also some really easy (but totally cool) art techniques you can use on or in a clear ornament to give it unique and creative look.
Little kids love filling these ornaments because they love dropping things into things. This activity in itself is terrific for strengthening fine motor skills.
And one of our ornaments, once filled, becomes a fun, interactive game that they can play year after year.
Click on the links below each image or on the image itself to see the details for each ornament craft.
Clear Ornaments Crafts for Kids to Make
Adorable Snowman Clear Glass Ornaments
Kids of all ages will enjoy making these adorable snowman clear glass ornaments. Simply fill the ornament with a white material such as cotton balls or artificial snow, and decorate the outside of the ornament to make your snowman’s face. Click here to see how we made ours.
I Spy Ornament Craft and Activity
This I Spy Ornament is both an ornament and a fun” look and find” activity all in one. Shake the ornament and have the kids check off the attached list as they spy the items in the ornaments. This one makes a great gift for a child.
Pour Painted Ornaments
This is my very favourite way to decorate clear glass or plastic ornaments. This pour-painting technique is so fun and easy to do, and it produces truly beautiful results. Package these ornaments up in sets of co-ordinating colours to give as gifts for Christmas. See how to make our Pour-Painted Ornaments here.
Simple Clear Christmas Ornaments
These simple Christmas ornaments are fun for toddlers and preschoolers to make. Just round up some small Christmas coloured items, and have the kids drop all of them into the balls. Great fine motor activity too!
Flower Drop Clear Ornament Craft
These flower drop ornaments are so easy to make, and they’re not just for Christmas. You can hang these pretty ornaments on your Christmas tree, but at other times of the year, you can hang them on a porch or patio, or from the branches of a tree.
Colour-Themed Glass Ball Ornaments
These colour-themed clear ornaments are fun for toddlers and preschoolers to make. Gather various colourful objects and have the kids sort them by colour to make a rainbow of ornaments for the Christmas tree.
More clear ornament ideas from around the web:
The clear ornament crafts pictured in the collage above were not made by us. They’re ornaments that I’ve admired in my travels around the internet. They’re all fun, creative and beautiful, and can seen in more detail by clicking the links below.
Neon Puffy Paint Ornaments I love to Create Blog
Sprinkles Ornaments – Gimme Some Oven
Pom Pom Christmas Bauble Ornaments – Tinkerlab
Melted Crayon Ornaments – Swell Designer
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.