It’s that time of year again! The holiday season is fast approaching. We all like to find ways to make memories for our children around the holidays. For many of us parents, that means some easy Christmas ornament crafts for kids are definitely on the to-do-list. You can make these a family project, host an ornament making party, or maybe even get the kids to work on them while you take care of other holiday preparations. Your tree will look wonderful by the time you’re done, and they’re so fun you may end up with a few to give as presents too!
Cinnamon Stick Tree Ornament
Photo Credit: Kelly at Crafts Unleashed
These are some easy Christmas ornament crafts for kids and these mini trees will look adorable hanging on your tree! Crafts Unleashed has a great tutorial. A grown up helper will need to cut the garland for the branches, but after that, this cinnamon stick tree ornament is just gluing. And the cinnamon sticks will make your house smell like Christmas cookies all the time! This one uses small parts so it is more appropriate for children old enough not to put them in their mouths.
Coiled Yarn Christmas Ornaments
Photo Credit: Gingerbread Snowflakes
This project is awesome because you probably already have everything you need to do it – which means it’s completely free. If you have yarn scraps from another project, this is a good way to use them up. Construction paper would be fine for the backing if you don’t have felt. If you use simple shapes for these ornaments young kids will enjoy trying them, but shaping the yarn will be challenging for anyone under three. You can use more complex shapes for older children. See the entire how-to from Gingerbread Snowflakes.
TP Roll Reindeer
Photo Credit: Happy Hooligans
Kids love TP roll crafts. This adorable little reindeer ornament from Happy Hooligans is a perfect way to reuse something from the recycle bin. The wall paper scraps can give each one a unique look by adding some texture. If you can’t find any, some textured scrapbooking paper or fabric like burlap would be fine too. I love this craft it is incredibly easy and recycling materials is always a great idea. Happy Hooligans is a brilliant craft blog so Make sure to browse the site for lots more easy Christmas ornament crafts for kids.
Holiday Sewing Card Ornaments
Photo Credit: Mrprintables
These are a different type of easy Christmas ornament crafts for kids. These geometric shapes offer a modern and unique look. It’s also an opportunity to add some bright colors that aren’t traditionally Christmas colors if that is your sort of thing. Preschool age children love sewing cards! You will need to demonstrate or help at first, but once they get the hang of it, they can keep busy for quite a while. And this one is super easy for you – it’s a free printable! Visit Mr. Printables to download and get started.
Crayon Drip Holiday Ornaments
Easy Christmas ornament crafts for kids can be even more fun if they look really great. These melted crayon drip holiday ornaments from The Swell Designer can achieve some really nice results that aren’t dependent on your child’s artistic ability. This one is probably best for elementary school age kids and older since the ornaments need to be glass and you are using a hair dryer. But if there are littler ones that want to help, have them peel the paper off the crayons and break them into small pieces and choose the colors, the older kids or you can do the rest.
Hot Chocolate Ornament
Children are fascinated with mini versions of their favorite things. Nothing says winter holidays to a child like a cup of hot cocoa. Many of us grown-ups have cherished childhood memories of this yummy beverage too, so why not honor it with a spot on your tree! This hot chocolate ornament from Meg at Mega Crafty can help you do exactly that. I like this craft. It is super cute as is. But what I really like about it is that there are a few different ways to adapt this craft to your child’s skills and your craft supply stash. You could cover the tp roll “mugs” in duct tape or paint instead of paper to make it a little easier. For really little kids you could start with a cup. Some suggestions might be leftover disposable punch cups from your holiday party, a small 3 or 5 oz. paper cup like a Dixie cup or possibly even an empty K-cup from your morning cup of joe, just add a handle. They could use crumpled brown paper or some brown play dough glued in for the cocoa and pom poms or cotton for marshmallows or whipped cream as another easy adaptation.
These easy Christmas ornament crafts for kids are fun for grown-ups too. You’ll enjoy spending time with your children, and you might even start a tradition they’ll continue with their kids someday.