I must say, even though I know it is early for most, we are totally into the Christmas spirit over here! Garlands are hung, lights are lit, and that woodstove is burning strong day and night.
Last year, my boys had so much fun making Christmas ornaments. So much so, in fact, when we were gifted a second Christmas tree, we put it up in the basement so it could be covered (covered) with those homemade decorations.
So I thought, what better way to celebrate the start of this Christmas season than with a great big list of Christmas ornaments to make with kids?!
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I hope you find an idea or two just right for you and yours. And if you happen to (logically) think it just a smidgen too early for Christmas ornaments to make with kids, just tuck them right on up your sleeve for when the mood should strike.
I sure found some new ideas we will be trying out this year:
Invitation to Create Christmas Ornaments – Set out a variety of art and craft materials for the children to use. Let them create the ornaments as they see fit, and you can do the same!
Snowman Fingerprint Ornament from Fun-A-Day – Use those little fingers to create a snowman family ornament!
Salt Dough and Melted Bead Ornaments from Where Imagination Grows – Turn salt dough and beads into any kind of ornament the kiddos want to make for the tree.
Watercolor Ornaments from Stay at Home Educator – These gorgeous ornaments are easy to make and very inexpensive. Even better, the process is definitely fun for the kids.
Wooden Sled Ornament from Fireflies and Mud Pies – Grab the craft sticks and let the children design their own sleds to hang on the Christmas tree. Simple, with such pretty results.
Tinfoil Trees from Happy Hooligans – Add some sparkle to the tree with these tin foil trees. Kids get to decorate them however they’d like before hanging them up to decorate.
Popsicle Stick Snowflakes from No Time for Flash Cards – This is a super simple ornament to make with the children this Christmas.
Kid-Made Ornaments Using Shrink Film from Buggy and Buddy – Turn ornament making into a fun art and science experience for the kids! They can create beautiful art with markers, and then the kids can watch their artwork shrink. What fun!
Kid-Make Christmas Tree Ornament from Fantastic Fun and Learning – Young sewers will love making these Christmas trees, as they blend sewing and art.
Christmas Tree Car Ornament from Frugal Fun for Boys and Girls – What a fun use for any old toy cars you have around! This would be a fun ornament to make the same day you bring home a Christmas tree.
Scrap Ribbon Tree Ornaments from Fireflies and Mud Pies – Use twigs (or cinnamon sticks) and pieces of ribbon to make these ornaments with the kids.
Cardboard Stars from The Crafty Crow – Woven cardboard ornaments the children can make using any color thread they’d like.
Name Candy Cane Ornament from Fun-A-Day – A literacy twist on the traditional beaded candy cane ornament.
Time Capsule Ornament from Cleverly Inspired – A great way to look back on the year with the kids. Children can help decide which memories to include and what picture to use for the ornament.
White Clay Ornaments from The Imagination Tree – Use homemade white clay, cookie cutters, and glitter to create beautiful ornaments for your home. The children’s imagination is the only limit!
Real Gingerbread Ornaments from Housing a Forest – Use leftover gingerbread dough to make ornaments together. Seal them to last for years!
Seashell Ornaments from I Can Teach My Child – Three ideas for making ornaments to commemorate a trip to the beach. A sweet way to bring summer memories to the Christmas tree.
Elmer Ornament from Mama Miss – This yarn-wrapped star ornament is inspired by a favorite children’s book.
Wood Slice String Ornament from Happy Brown House – Beautiful ornaments using wood slices, nails, and yarn. What will your children make?
Melted Pony Bead Ornament from Happily Ever Mom – Cookie cutters and pony beads are all you need to make a variety of Christmas ornaments this year!
Some pretty cute ideas, right? There are definitely a few Christmas ornaments I never would have thought of—and my kids will love them!
I’ll be sharing photos of all of our spur-of-the-moment, quick and easy, Christmas crafting on Instagram, so please join me there. I am brand new to that world and just loving it!
Thank you very much for reading, friends. I hope you are having a fabulous week!