Making Holiday Ornaments: 12 Easy Crafts for Kids

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. Directions to make 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! Directions to make Jingle Bells


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! Directions to make the Cinnamon Ornament


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. Directions to make Pom Pom Christmas Ball Ornaments


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. Directions to make Decorated Cinnamon Ornaments


6. Beaded Candy Cane Ornament

Easy and inexpensive, you can choose which shapes you’d like to create (candy cane, heart, or a wreath.) Directions to make the Beaded Candy Cane


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! Directions to make the Pom Pom Photo Wreath Ornament


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. Directions to make the Snowman Popsicle Stick


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! Directions to make the Puzzle Piece Frame Ornament


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. Directions to make the Popsicle Stick Star of David


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! Directions to make the Pipe Cleaner Icicle Ornaments


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. Directions to make the Shiny Popsicle Stick Ornament

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!

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