These gorgeous folded paper ball ornaments couldn’t be any easier to make. All you need is paper, scissors and glue. Use your child’s art work or hand-painted paper to make your ornaments extra-special.
One of my favourite Christmas ornaments to hang on the tree every year is a faded and tattered folded paper ornament that my son (now 20 years old) made in Kindergarten.
It’s the simplest ornament ever. It’s just a few paper circles folded and glued together, and there are a few Christmas stickers stuck to it, but gosh, my heart melts every time I see it.
It occurred to me that these simple folded paper balls would be a great homemade ornament to share with you, so we whipped up a bunch, making them a little fancier and sturdier than my son’s construction paper ornament, and they turned out BEAUTIFULLY!
You can use any kind of paper, but we made ours extra-special by custom painting our paper first.
You could also use some of your kids’ artwork from when they were little. That would make this a real keepsake ornament.
Hang them on your Christmas tree, or make a bunch and decorate your home with them.
Pop over to CBC Parents to see how we made them.
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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. She began blogging in 2011, and today, Happy Hooligans inspires more than 2 million parents, caregivers and Early Years Professionals all over the globe.
I just adore 3d paper crafts, I totally will have to make at least one -I might try some patterns or add photos.
These ones are so fun and easy to make, and the end result is beautiful no matter what colours or patterns you use. Photos are a great idea!