6 Fun & Easy Christmas Ornaments for Kids to Make

6 Fun & Easy Christmas Ornaments for Kids to Make

6 fun & easy Christmas ornaments for kids to make. And grown ups. We like to craft too, right!!

Merry Christmas, everyone! Is it okay for me to say that now that it’s finally December? I do know, it’s definitely okay to start your Christmas crafting! I have been super busy on Christmas stuff for a few weeks now. I hope these ornaments inspire you to get crafting too.

And, don’t forget to see what my crafty friends have been up to too. I’ve joined up with an awesome group of bloggers to share our spin on a fun topic every month. This month was ornaments, of course. It’s always fun to see how different everyone’s ideas can be. 🙂

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6 Easy Christmas Ornaments for Kids to Make

Some of these may be too tough for little kids. But with supervision, they can probably do most of these. Grown ups will love these too. So get the girls together, a bottle of wine or cocoa, and treat yo’self to some Christmas-y fun!

****Please Note**** Amazon has tons of unfinished wood ornaments to pick from in lots of shapes. And I used Apple Barrel Christmas Green Acrylic Paint on these ornaments.

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Grab some fun supplies.

Melted Crayon Ornament

I have to admit, I just like melting crayons. I’m always looking for excuses to use up those little chunks of crayons around my house. You can see another crayon craft in my 6 Easy & Cheap Kids Crafts on Wood post.

To start, finely shave the crayon with a knife. Place the ornament on a piece of foil on a cookie sheet. Scatter the shavings onto the ornament and pop into the oven for 3-5 minutes at 250 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Start with a good layer of different greens. Then top with small amounts of other colors.
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Good for hanging on the tree or as a giant crayon now. 😉

Mini Tree using Christmas Buttons

I’m a sucker for those cute little packs of buttons at Hobby Lobby. If I can think up a good craft for them, I have to buy one of those $3 packs. I used about 1/3 of a pack on this ornament. Just paint with acrylic craft paint first, then apply buttons with Matte Mod Podge. Easy, Peasy!

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The Mod Podge will dry completely clear. I just snapped this picture while it was still a bit wet. But it’s super cute, right?

Classic Decoupage

Just place your ornament on the paper and trace. I like to cut out smaller than the shape so that a painted edge frames the paper. I used acrylic craft paint behind the paper. Then applied the paper with Mod Podge.

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Trace the shape onto the back of the paper. But cut inside the line.
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This paper is just adorable!

Fun Confetti Glitter

A favorite with my kids. First, paint with acrylic craft paint and allow to dry. Then, I apply a thick layer of Mod Podge across the ornament, so that it doesn’t dry before the kids finish. Let them sprinkle the glitter on, then set aside to dry. After that dries, ou may need to go over the ornament with a final coat of Mod Podge, if you have some that are barely hanging on. 🙂

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Don’t you just love this confetti glitter I found at the Target Dollar Spot?

Christmas Tree String Art

I went for a very simple look here. I think it makes the embroidery floss pop against the green. Paint with acrylic first and allow to dry. Then use small wire nails to create your pattern.  I like to hold the nails with needle nose pliers while I hammer. That tip makes everything easier and quicker. Space the nails out more for tiny hands. Go tighter and use more nails for a full string art look. A LITTLE TIP: Hold that string in place with a little dot of Elmer’s Glue where the string wraps around each nail. 🙂

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Love these colors together.

Colorful Points and Swirls

Paint with a base of acrylic paint. Then pick out some colors that go well together for the tree. I started with green dots and swirls. Then added colorful dots to fill in the spaces. I will say, I think this would be cuter if the whole base had been green. But the dots are really fun for kids to do. I just use the hard tip of a paint brush to make my dots.

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I started with lots of green dots and a few swirls.
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Cute and super fun for kids.
With 2 little guys in the house our Christmas Style has to be practical and fun. This fun Christmas Decor tour is full of pops of red, blue, & green. With soft and playful decor that kids love, but is still full of Christmas Style! #RedAndBlue #FunChristmas #TargetStyle #TargetChristmas
See how the tree turned out on my Christmas Tree & Fun Decor Tour.

I hope you have fun with these craft ornaments. Now, I’d love for you to stop by my friends posts to see what crafty ornaments they came up with!


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Or, have a look at this DIY Yarn Tassel Garland. I even have an easy to follow how-to video.

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How pretty are these?!

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26 thoughts on “6 Fun & Easy Christmas Ornaments for Kids to Make

  1. Oh my goodness Stephanie these are all so different easy and fun. I love how simple they are to do. My favorite is the melted crayon and I have never done anything with that. My grand daughters are going to love making these.

    • Thanks so much, Leanna. They’ll love it!! Especially picking out the different colors to see what they get. I also melt them into silicone candy molds. But you might not want to use them for candy after that. 😉

  2. These are so much, I love them!

  3. So fun! Love the crayon shavings tree and I’m a sucker for anything with polka dots! Visiting from Share It One More Time party.

  4. Stephanie, these are so stink’n cute! Pinned to share but refer back to next year when my grandson will be old enough to make these with.

  5. So many fun and creative ways to decorate these! Love them! 🙂 Lisa

  6. So adorable, I need to try this with my girls!

  7. Stephanie, I love these adorable kids ornaments!

  8. Stephanie, these are such cute trees for the kiddos to make, and maybe a few grownups could enjoy too…haha. Love the ones with the colorful paper! And the crayon one…and all the others! So cute!

  9. These are all so darn cute but I have to say …..I love the string art tree.

  10. great ideas! I think my 3 year old grandson would like to do the sequin decorating. Thanks for the idea! Liz

  11. Wow – these are all great! Been looking for a perfect kid-friendly DIY activities and this is perfect! Materials are affordable too, some of them I already have at home. Thanks!

  12. What fun Stephanie and you’ve covered all age groups too so everyone can enjoy making them together.

  13. Simple yet effective ideas for decorating at Christmas. Thanks for sharing with us at #bloggerspitstop

  14. I love these ideas especially the melted crayon one and the string one – so clever

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