Ornaments Kids Can Make

Some of my favorite holiday decorations are  ornaments kids can make. Creating art that can be hung on a Christmas tree can be a fun way to spend time together as a family during the holidays.

Ornaments Kids Can Make

From filling plastic globes to painting  tin foil ornaments, there are so many ways to create homemade ornaments for kids. We’ve included some of our favorite ideas below, and you can also check out our Homemade Ornaments series on YouTube for even more!

Ornaments Kids Can Make

Ornaments Kids Can Make

Kids will love making these ornaments with just a few supplies from your kitchen cabinet.   “ via  Kids Activities Blog

Colorful pom-poms transform a simple pinecone into a cute ornament for your tree.   “ via The Nerd’s Wife

Super simple and smells amazing!  These dried orange slices are one of the easiest DIY ornaments. –via Red Ted Art

These  yarn embossed ornaments will add lots of color to your tree. “ via Babble Dabble Do

Trace a coloring book page for unique ornaments created by kids!   “ via  Kids Activities Blog

It’s so easy to turn ribbons into beautiful ornaments. “ via Teach Me Mommy

Cover a small toy with glue and clear nail polish for a sparkly addition to the tree.   “ via  Kids Activities Blog

Make ornaments with seashells from your vacation. “ via I Can Teach My Child

Grab some play dough and let kids create a self portrait  as a fun ornament.   “ via  Kids Activities Blog

Practice pattern-making with these candy cane ornaments. “ via From Play Dough to Plato

Make angels out of pipe cleaners and feathers. “ via Powerful Mothering

STEM Ornaments for Kids

STEM  Ornaments for Kids

These beautiful icicle ornaments double as a science experiment. “ via Happy Hooligans

Kids can build their own LED ornament with this easy tutorial. “ via Planet Smarty

Trees made from nuts and bolts would be such a unique ornament. “ via Left Brain Craft Brain

Discover chromatography by creating these fun ornaments. “ via Inspiration Laboratories

Erupting ornaments are a fun science experiment. “ via Little Bins for Little Hands

Practice shapes with these simple sewing card ornaments. “ via Mr Printables

Make slime and add it  to ornaments — is it a liquid? Is it a solid? Who knows? “ via Little Bins for Little Hands

Snowman Ornaments

Snowman Ornaments

This cute snowman ornament is made out of corks!   “ via  Kids Activities Blog

Make a snowman out of your child’s fingerprint and save it as an ornament!   “ via The Nerd’s Wife

Turn old CDs into snowman faces. “ via Happy Hooligans

Kids can decorate craft sticks to look like snowmen for this adorable ornaments. “ via Happy Hooligans

Make a snowman ornament out of thread spools. “ via Learning and Exploring Through Play

Fans of FROZEN will love this easy Olaf ornament from a coaster. “ via Crafts by Courtney

Use plastic lids to create cute snowman ornaments. “ via Kids Craft Room

Recycled can lids make adorable snowman ornaments! “ via Things to Share and Remember

Loop together washers for these snowman ornaments. “ via How Wee Learn

Use bottle caps to create these snowman ornaments. “ via One Artsy Mama

Ornaments You Can Bake

Ornaments You Can Bake

You can eat these stained-glass ornaments  straight off the tree!   “ via The Nerd’s Wife

Dried orange slices smell amazing and are beautiful, too. “ via Premeditated Leftovers

Homemade clay ornaments are perfect for saving handprints. “ via Tips From a Typical Mom Blog

Cinnamon ornaments will last for years — spray with water to refresh their scent. “ via Completely Delicious

Melt peppermint candies inside cookie cutters. “ via Hello Homebody

Add dried flowers to baked ornaments for a natural look. “ via Twig and Toadstool

Bake perler beads in cookie cutters for fun and colorful ornaments. “ via Meet the Dubiens

Santa Ornaments

Santa Ornaments

Count down the days until Santa visits with this cute chalkboard ornament.   “ via Three Different Directions

Turn your child’s handprint into a  Santa ornament. “ via Messy Little Monster

Make Santa Hat ornaments from craft sticks and cotton balls. “ via Buggy and Buddy

Decorate wood slices for cute Santa ornaments. “ via The Eyes of a Boy

A paintbrush can be turned into a Santa ornament with just a few supplies. “ via Glittering Muffins

This Santa ornament is made out of a paper star. CUTE! “ via Buggy and Buddy

Make a Santa ornament from a lightbulb! “ via Mama Papa Bubba

These Santa hats just might be the easiest ornaments ever. “ via Creative Family Fun

Globe Ornaments

Globe Ornaments

You just need three supplies to make gorgeous glitter ornaments that don’t leave a mess.   “ via The Nerd’s Wife

Make your house smell AH-MAZING with a DIY oil-diffusing ornament.   “ via  Kids Activities Blog

Fill globe ornaments with just about anything for a one-minute craft. “ via No Time For Flash Cards

This “I Spy” ornament  doubles as a fun way to keep kids busy during the holidays. “ via Busy Kids Happy Mom

Turn your child’s baby things into a beautiful ornament you’ll cherish for years. “ via Fireflies and Mud Pies

Paint thumbprints onto ornaments to create reindeer. “ via Little Bit Funky

Character Ornaments

Character Ornaments

Everyone’s favorite snowman, Olaf, is so cute made from pom poms. “ via Kids Activities Blog

You won’t believe how easy these  Minecraft Creeper ornaments are. via Totally the Bomb

Make Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle ornaments from toilet paper rolls. “ via Happy Hooligans

Little ones can fill plastic ornaments with paper to create Sesame Street characters. “ via Heart of Deborah

Turn your child’s footprint into a minion ornament! “ via I Heart Arts N Crafts

Gorgeous Frozen-inspired ornaments are really simple. “ via Undercover Tourist

Make a Baymax ornament by painting a white ornament. “ via Mom Endeavors

Create Darth Vader and Storm Trooper ornaments from craft sticks. “ via Vicky Barone

Salt Dough Ornaments

Salt Dough Ornaments

These marbled rainbow salt dough ornaments are beautiful. “ via Two Daloo

Twist salt dough to create candy canes you can hang on the tree. “ via Fun at Home With Kids

Make fun salt dough ornaments that glow in the dark! “ via Growing a Jeweled Rose

Gingerbread clay is a fun twist on traditional salt dough ornaments. “  via The Imagination Tree

Turn a footprint into an Olaf ornament with this salt dough craft. “ via I Heart Arts and Crafts

Make a Christmas Tree out of your child’s handprint in salt dough. “ via The Imagination Tree

Sparkly beaded salt dough ornaments would be so pretty with the tree lights behind it. “ via The Artful Parent

Spell out season’s greetings with Christmas salt dough letters. “ via Nurture Store

Toddler painted salt dough ornaments are beautiful art. “ via Alisa Burke

Recycled Ornaments

Recycled Ornaments

Make a Christmas tree out of corks.   “ via  Kids Activities Blog

You won’t believe what these penguin ornaments are made out of! “ via The Nerd’s Wife

Use noodles to make beautiful angel ornaments. “ via Your Modern Family

An old puzzle  becomes  beautiful snowflakes. “ via Play Dough and Popsicles

When kids button ornaments on this cute Christmas tree, they’re practicing fine motor skills. “ via Buggy and Buddy

Turn all those holiday cards into ornaments that you’ll keep for years to come. “ via The Chaos and The Clutter

Make a paper mache tree ornament from old newspaper. “ via Buggy and Buddy

Paint dried pasta for beautiful and interesting ornaments. “ via Cutting Tiny Bits



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