The Holiday season is a great reminder to spend extra time with our children—making holiday ornaments for the home is a perfect way to fill their days and make lasting memories.
Making your own holiday ornaments can take on many forms with varying levels of skill required. If you feel craft challenged, you are in luck! Many of these DIY ornaments may look difficult but are easy crafts for kids to accomplish.
The kids will love spending time with you and filling the home with wonderful masterpieces. Here is a list of 12-holiday ornaments you can make with little hands to help.
1. Popsicle Christmas Tree
Toddlers love decorating with shiny objects: sequins, buttons, and jewels will get them excited about making this cute popsicle Christmas Tree.
2. Jingle Bells Ornaments
Bells ringing brings the holiday cheer into your home. In just four steps, you’ll have a shiny ornament to hang on the tree!
3. No-Cook Cinnamon Ornament
The aroma of these ornaments will bring on the nostalgia of December. Have fun using the cookie cutters, and for additional fun, your kids can paint them when they dry!
4. Pom Pom and Bead Christmas Ball Ornaments
These Pop Pom Christmas Ball Ornaments are so fast, your kids will be begging to do more! The festive string really adds a special touch, and they add a real pop of color to the tree.
5. 3-Ingredient Decorated Cinnamon Ornaments
This ornament only requires applesauce, cinnamon, and Elmer’s glue. There are options to bake and not to bake.
6. Beaded Candy Cane Ornament
Easy and inexpensive, you can choose which shapes you’d like to create (candy cane, heart, or a wreath.)
7. Pom Pom Photo Wreath Ornament
A picture ornament is a perfect keepsake to remember the holiday season. As you add to the collection, hanging ornaments will turn into a walk down memory lane. These also make great gifts for family!
8. Snowman Popsicle Stick
Perfect for the toddlers who don’t want to sit still for too long. Once the stick is painted and dry, this ornament takes less than 10 minutes to make.
9. Puzzle Piece Frame Ornament
Here’s a great way to use those old puzzles with missing pieces. The children will enjoy painting (although it can get messy) The finished project will showcase their cute faces!
10. Popsicle Stick Star of David
Make as many as you want, and hang them around the house to make a special celebration of Hanukkah.
11. Pipe Cleaner Icicle Ornaments
Explore all different colors and patterns when your little ones decorate these ornaments to look like icicles. Simply wind the pipe cleaner around the pencil and voila!
12. Shiny Star Popsicle Ornament
Popsicle sticks make great instruments for crafts. So do buttons, sequins, pipe cleaners and beads. Let your child’s imagination run wild as they decorate this easy to make popsicle star.
Once the Christmas decorations go up, the holiday treats are baked, and the Christmas music starts playing, it really begins to “feel” like Christmas. We hope you can share the joy of Christmas with these easy crafts for kids!