It’s still early yet in the season to really get cracking for Christmas, but if you love to keep your kids entertained and busy during the long Christmas break coming up, you’ll want to be sure to have all of your ducks in a row well beforehand.
Kids love to help decorate for holidays, and Christmas is no exception. Sit down together and have a fun night of creating adorable ornaments that you’ll treasure for years to come. You’ll always be glad you took the time!
We’ve found some incredible, fun, and simple crafts that won’t take up too much time and will leave you with some really stunning ornaments to add to your tree.
Origami Wreath Ornament – This is a great way to introduce your kids to the art of origami. It’s a simple project that looks great as an ornament. Use colorful or decorative paper, or old sheet music, like the one above!
Snowman Christmas Tree Ornament – This is an adorable ornament that you’ll definitely need to help with, but the kids will have a ton of fun putting on the details. This will be an ornament that always has a special spot on the tree.
Cinnamon Stick Star Ornament – With a bit of hot glue, cinnamon sticks, yarn, and a few jingle bells, you and your children can make sweet smelling cinnamon ornaments! This is a classic project.
Christmas Tree Ornament – This cute popsicle ornament is arranged in the shape of a Christmas tree, with colorful buttons as ornaments. Super cute, and super easy for the little ones!
Clay Snowflake Ornament – Using clay and a snowflake cookie cutter, you and your kids can roll out, cut, and bake a batch of lovely snowflake ornaments to hang on the tree or give away as gifts!
Patchwork Fabric Ornament – This cute ornament is made with scraps of fabric and mod podge! The kids will love helping cut out and select the pieces to go on each ornament.
Felt Ornaments – These adorable green and red ornaments are shaped kind of like pinecones, and are unique addition to any Christmas tree. Plus, the texture is amazing!
Gumdrop Pomander Ornament – Sweet candy ornaments shaped like pom poms are always a hit! Just be sure to buy plenty of gumdrops, so the kids can afford to munch on a few!
Handprint Salt Dough Ornaments – This is a perfect ornament to make when the kids are still really small. You’ll love looking back on just how little they used to be years from now.
Hot Cocoa Mix Ornaments – Not only do these look really cool, but they’re also a great way to give gifts at Christmas! Make a bunch for the kid’s classes or for their teachers.
Bead and Pipe Cleaner Icicle Ornaments – These cute little ornaments are just perfect for kids to make. No glue, no sharp implements; just pipe cleaners and plastic beads.
Tinfoil Tree Ornament – Using foil and glitter to create adorable and elegant snow covered trees is a great way to add shine and texture to your Christmas tree. Plus, the kids will have a ball making these!
Easy Homemade Cinnamon Ornaments – These ornaments might look like Gingerbread men, but you won’t want to let the kids eat them. These are fun to make and smell like Christmas!
Rustic Twiggy Stars – Using sticks found in the backyard and some raffia, have the kids create stars to hang on the tree. Lovely for a rustic-themed home.
Cup of Cocoa Ornament – While you can’t really drink this cocoa, it’s an awesome idea for an ornament! Cotton ball marshmallows and a pipe cleaner candy cane really round out this project!
Snowman Block Ornament – This is a super cute idea for baby’s first ornament. Paint a wooden alphabet block white, then add snowman features on one of the other sides. Super cute!
Sprinkles Ornament – While you can’t eat this ornament and definitely shouldn’t try, the sprinkles are a unique take on making an ornament. Make this one by swirling varnish on the inside of the ornament before adding a layer of sprinkles!
Danish Woven Heart Baskets – These cute felt ornaments are really easy to make but look more complex. They’re perfect for kids, since they don’t involve anything more than weaving. Mom or Dad can do any required scissor work!