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 your friends together, grab a bottle of wine or cocoa, and treat yo’self to some Christmas-y fun!
Quick Note: I found these trees in the dollar bin at Target, but Amazon has tons of unfinished wood ornaments to pick from in lots of shapes. And I used Apple Barrel Christmas Green Acrylic Paint and Apple Barrel Bright Red Acrylic Paint on these ornaments.
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.
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!
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.
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. 🙂
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. 🙂
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.
Looking for more cute and crafty Christmas decor? Check out my DIY Red Truck Christmas Centerpiece.
Or, have a look at the best Vintage Christmas Decoration Ideas I’ve found this year!
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!
Feeling inspired? Get out there and make your own . Follow the links above to get the things you’ll need. Have fun and let me know if you have questions. Don’t forget to sign up for the Abbotts At Home email newsletter to get DIY, Remodeling, and Crafty ideas in your inbox.