20 Handmade Christmas Ornaments Kids Can Make
The holiday season is coming up fast, but it’s the perfect time to slow down and spend some quality time with the kids. One easy way to do that is by making handmade ornaments with the kids. No matter their ages, there are plenty of cute Christmas ornaments kids can make.
From pipe cleaner wreaths and trees to wood slice snowmen and more, there’s something here for every skill level. Even your babies and toddlers can enjoy the fun with a salt dough ornament or a cut-and-paste ornament.
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Get ready to deck your halls with loads of kid-made ornaments. Grab your craft supplies, and let’s get started! Accelerate the fun by reading 101 funny Christmas would you rather questions to your child while they craft!
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DIY Christmas Ornaments for Kids
1. Santa Hat Ornament
You can simply customize your Christmas tree with these cute Santa hat ornaments! This is an excellent activity for the whole family, especially for the youngest ones. Both toddlers and preschoolers will love making these cute hats!
by Buggy and Buddy
2. Cork Snowman Ornaments
Grab a few wine corks, paint, and pipe cleaners in colorful shades, and invite the kids to have a fun-filled time making these cork snowman ornaments!
You’ll be surprised at how much fun your kids will have making this budget-friendly Christmas craft.
by The Best Ideas for Kids
3. Lego Penguin Ornaments
Got a little LEGO fan at home? Turn your child’s favorite activity into a fun holiday ornament with these adorable LEGO penguins!
It takes just a few LEGOS, felt, foam, some googly eyes, pom-poms, and glue to make these LEGO penguins. Easy Peasy!
by Non-Toy Gifts
4. Egg Carton Christmas Ornaments
These recycled egg carton ornaments make a wonderful holiday crafting project to show kids how fun recycling can be. Plus, these ornaments are too cute not to do!
by Hello, Wonderful
5. Pipe Cleaner Christmas Tree Ornaments
Looking for kid-friendly Christmas activities? Then you should make these pipe cleaner ornaments for your Christmas tree! The kids will surely have an absolute blast with this budget-friendly Christmas project.
by Our Kid Things
6. Cut and Paste Christmas Ornaments
Pick your paint, scissors, and the free printable character design from Handmade Charlotte, and get crafty!
These ornaments will add a fun pop of color to your tree. Kids of all ages can participate in the process because it’s so simple!
by Handmade Charlotte
7. Popsicle Stick Reindeer Ornament
Make your Christmas tree extra special with these charming reindeer ornaments! Additionally, these cuties also make a wonderful gift to give to loved ones!
by Glue Sticks & Gumdrops
8. Mini Yarn Hats Ornaments
Looking for a quick and fun-filled project? We got you! Give these adorable mini hats made with yarn a try. Your children will have heaps of fun cutting and mixing yarn colors and assembling these adorable hats!
by Easy Peasy and Fun
9. Craft Stick Ornaments
Popsicle sticks and paint are all it takes to make these adorable Christmas-themed ornaments.
Let your children get creative and spend a relaxing afternoon making these cute ornaments after their favorite Christmas characters!
by Kids Activities
10. Crystal Snowflake Ornaments
These sparkly crystal snowflake ornaments will add a whimsical and magic touch to your Christmas tree. This craft project is perfect for encouraging kids’ creativity, but it also doubles as a fascinating winter science experiment!
by Natural Beach Living
11. Fingerprint Penguin Wood Slice Ornament
If you’re going with a winter wonderland-themed Christmas tree, this rustic penguin craft is just what you need. This craft project is a wonderful activity for toddlers and preschoolers who are learning to engage their fine motor skills.
by Messy Little Monster
12. Buddy the Elf Printable Ornament
Without Buddy The Elf, Christmas just wouldn’t be the same! Bring this adorable character to life and make it the center of attention on your Christmas tree with this hassle-free ornament.
by Simple Everyday Mom
13. Burlap Reindeer Ornaments
Inspired by the enchanting children’s book The Reindeer Wish, this DIY ornament has to be one of the cutest and easiest ones on this list. Making these adorable reindeer with your child will be super simple and fun!
by Kids’ Craft Room
14. Pipe Cleaner Wreath Ornaments
A 10-minute eye-catching craft? Yes, please! This wreath ornaments craft is just perfect when you’re running out of time and need to entertain energetic little ones. Plus, you’ll probably already have all the materials needed!
by Artsy Craftsy Mom
15. Pom Pom Ornaments
Invite your kids to make these colorful pom pom ornaments and add a festive and unique touch to your Christmas tree!
by Crafts by Amanda
16. Pasta Christmas Ornaments
Is there anything better than pasta crafts? We don’t think so!
That’s why we love this eye-catching pasta Christmas ornament wreath. It has all the ingredients to turn any cold afternoon into a fun and creative one for kids of all ages!
by The Best Ideas for Kids
17. Button Star Ornaments
Children will love making these cute button star ornaments inspired by the book Corduroy. Perfect for little hands to make, these ornaments will add a cheerful touch to the Christmas tree (or to any room!).
by Buggy and Buddy
18. Wood Slice Snowman Ornaments
Yes, these stunning wood slice snowman ornaments look tricky but don’t be fooled. These cuties are incredibly easy to make and a great activity for preschoolers!
by Artsy Momma
19. Beaded Candy Cane Ornament
Make your Christmas canes stand out with these DIY candy cane ornaments made with pipe cleaners and beads!
The result is simply gorgeous, and kids will have so much fun making them. Kids can hang these on a tree or give them as gifts on their own. A win-win!
by Arty Crafty Kids
20. Handprint Christmas Tree Salt Dough Ornament
Turn your precious little one’s handprint into a sweet keepsake and Christmas ornament! In this DIY project, you can find an easy homemade salt dough recipe and the steps to recreate this adorable ornament at home with your tiny tot!
by Kids Activities
Christmas Ornaments – Summary
There you have it! 20 handmade Christmas ornaments your kids can make this winter. Last year we decided only to decorate our Christmas tree with handmade ornaments. Hence a new tradition was born. I hope you enjoy these Xmas ornaments crafts.
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