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!
Materials Needed for These Christmas Ornaments
Here are some of the common materials needed for many of these Christmas ornaments crafts listed below. Keep in mind, this list is not all-inclusive; specific crafts may require additional items.
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!
Also, be sure to this fun paper cup Santa craft!
2. Cork Snowman Ornaments
You’ll be surprised at how much fun your kids will have making this budget-friendly Christmas craft.
Be sure to try out these 20 snowman crafts as well!
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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!
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!
Be sure to check out these egg carton crafts while you are at it!
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.
6. Cut and Paste Christmas Ornaments
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
14. Pipe Cleaner Wreath Ornaments
A 10-minute eye-catching craft? Yes, please! This wreath ornament 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!
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!
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!
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!).
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!
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19. Beaded Candy Cane Ornament
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!
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!
Let’s Read About Christmas!
Let’s keep the fun going with these fun reads! There are so many benefits to reading aloud to kids. It’s even been found that reading books to toddlers can help build their empathy, aiding in social-emotional development.
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 ornament crafts.
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