5 Cute Christmas Ornaments For Kids To Make

Making Christmas ornaments with kids at school or home is a very old tradition around the world. There are so many ideas for adorable Christmas ornaments for kids to make! Kid-made Christmas ornaments are sweet and sentimental. They become treasured keepsakes adorning tree after tree, generation after generation.

Try these adorable ornaments to make with the kids this Christmas. They require few materials, are easy to do and yet are quite impressive looking. These 5 cute Christmas ornaments can be made by younger children with adult help. Older kids can make them with minimal help.

Suggestions are given for adapting each project to different skill levels

1. Christmas Mouse


This cute Christmas mouse is made of three simple parts with googly eyes and a sequin nose.
Materials needed:
  • Red and green craft felt
  • Googly eyes
  • Sequins
  • Candy canes

How to make:

  1. Cut a mouse shape about 4 inches long from red felt.
  2. Cut an oval about 2 and a half inches from green felt.
  3. Make two vertical slits near mouse’s head.
  4. Insert the green felt oval to form the mouse’s ears.
  5. Tuck a candy cane inside the ears on the backside.
  6. Glue on googly eyes and a sequin nose.
  7. Hang him from the tree by his tail.

Younger children can assemble pre-cut parts.

Older children can cut from patterns.

Adults will help with gluing.

2. Snazzy Snowman


Materials needed:

  • Empty toilet tissue rolls
  • Textured plaid cloth
  • White tempera paint and brushes
  • Pom poms
  • Googly eyes
  • Buttons
  • Chenille stems
  • Orange marker
  • Black sharpie

How to make:

  1. Paint tp rolls white
  2. Cut a circle from the cloth for hat
  3. Cut a strip of cloth for the sweater.
  4. Glue on clothing, buttons.
  5. Fold circle over the top for cap. Glue on
  6. Add matching pom pom to cap
  7. Glue on eyes. Draw facial features.

Younger children can paint tp rolls, glue eyes and draw and color features

Older children can cut hat and sweater

Adult will need to help with gluing.

3. Button Tree


Materials needed:

  • Wide craft sticks
  • Green tempera and brushes
  • Assorted buttons, beads etc.
  • Glue

How to make:

  1. Glue craft sticks together in a triangle.
  2. When dry paint green.
  3. Glue on buttons, beads or other objects
  4. Add a ribbon hanger.

Adults operate hot gluing for younger children. Hot glue is optional, but ornaments will last better with it.

4. Snow Buddy


Materials needed:
  • Styrofoam ball
  • Google eyes
  • Pipe cleaner
  • Orange plastic bead
  • Small black plastic beads or beans
  • 2 pom poms
How to make:
  1. Glue plastic beads and google eyes
  2. Thread the jingle bell into the middle of the pipe cleaner
  3. Add the pipe cleaner at the top as shown
  4. Add the pom poms as ear muffs

Adults operate hot gluing for younger children. Hot glue is optional, but ornaments will last better with it.

5. Tiny Shiny Tree


Materials needed:
  • Jumbo Craft Stick
  • Green tempera paint
  • red and white plastic beads
  • Green or red pipe cleaner
  • Star cut from yellow paper
  • Glitter
  • Glue
How to make:
  1. Paint the craft stick green. Let dry
  2. Glitter the yellow star. Let dry
  3. Thread the beads into the ends of the pipe cleaners
  4. Wrap pipe cleaners around the craft sticks
  5. Glue on the star

Younger kids can make this with minimal help

Older kids can make this Christmas ornament independently


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