I recently did a post on Christmas ornaments to make – they are one of my favorite holiday crafts! And I couldn’t leave out the kids . . . I have great memories of making ornaments when I was younger, and then “discovering” them again each year as we’d decorate the tree. I think all children should have the opportunity to get creative during the holidays! If you are looking for some great holiday projects for the littles, these 14 easy Christmas ornaments for kids are perfect. Just scroll down to see them.
DIY Christmas Ornaments for Kids
If your child can hand sew, they’ll love making these Christmas ornament shapes from felt.
I love any kids’ craft with egg cartons! Your children will love these too.
Grab some paint and other items from your stash to turn peanuts into happy little snowmen.
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Sparkly Pom Poms
This idea is perfect for any kind of pom poms that you have, though I love the sparkly ones!
Not only is this ornament cute, but it smells great too!
Have kids use their favorite paints to turn wood ornaments into cute winter characters.
This craft only takes about 20 minutes – and you’ll use your kids’ fingers and some acrylic paint.
This cute little guy is so easy to make – kids will love picking the little parts he left behind in his puddle.
Get the how-to at Bacon Time with the Hungry Hungry Hippo
Make interesting shapes from peppermint candies – just by heating them in the oven.
This is one of those easy DIY Christmas ornaments for kids you’ll do year after year. It’s fun to compare handprints!
Popsicle Stick Tree
Kids will love using popsicle sticks, paint and buttons to create their own personalized trees to hang on the larger tree.
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Use up those perler beads with Christmas cookie cutters to make the fun shapes.
These happy little elves can be made with beads, pipe cleaners and felt.
Who doesn’t love string art? Older children will love making these with baker’s twine.
Let me know your favorite DIY Christmas ornaments for kids in the comments!