Paper Evergreen Tree Ornament
Kids will love making this simple paper Christmas tree ornaments for the tree this year. With a few basic supplies, you'll spend some quality time with the kiddos with this easy craft.
Salt-Dough Snowflake Ornaments
Though these snowflake ornaments aren't edible, they're a sweet addition to any Christmas tree. Kids can roll out the ornament dough like cookie dough, then give them colorful designs with marking pens.
To prepare the dough:
- Mix 1/2 cup of salt, 1 cup of flour, and 1/2 cup of water until sticky.
- Roll the dough to a 1/4 inch-thick sheet and cut out snowflake shapes with cookie cutters.
- Use a skewer to make a hole for hanging.
- Bake for 4 hours in a 200˚F oven.
Glittery Cookie Cutter Kids Ornaments
Kids can transform retired Christmas cookie cutters into sparkling ornaments for the Christmas tree. Paint the cookie cutters and sprinkle them with glitter while the paint is still wet. Make the ornaments a winter white or mix it up and let the kids pick their favorite colors.
Personalized Christmas Ornament
Let kids personalize plain ornaments with letter stickers found at crafts stores. We used striped ornaments, but solid-color ones work just as well. Or paint your own stripes -- just let paint dry before adding the letters.
Video: How to Redo Old Ornaments
Give old ornaments a facelift with this easy technique.
Paper Pinwheel Ornament
These cute pinwheels come together with just a few cuts and folds. They can be used as ornaments or Christmas present decorations.
Foam Star Christmas Ornaments
These 3-D stars -- made from thin sheets of crafts foam -- are a cinch to make. A little wire and some metallic markers are the only supplies you need.
Jeweled Pink Christmas Ornament
Easy enough for a child to make, this sophisticated, jeweled ornament will add sparkle to the Christmas tree.
Ribbon Candy Ornaments
Create ornaments that resemble classic ribbon candy. Thread a needle with embroidery floss and knot at one end. Thread on one clear acrylic bead, then poke the needle through the end of a 1-inch-wide paper strip. Thread on two more beads and loop the paper (as shown). Poke the needle back through the paper. Repeat until the entire paper strip has been looped. Finish by running the floss twice through the top bead, and make a loop for hanging.
Felt Rosette Christmas Ornament
For a sophisticated look with cut-and-paste ease that kids can enjoy, turn your holiday into a felt affair. This simple ornament only needs three materials: your favorite color felt, fabric glue, and string.
Pretty Painted Ornaments
Swirl crafts paint diluted with water inside a clear glass ornament, dry it upside down, and add adhesive scrapbooking letters to share words of peace, joy, and good cheer this holiday season. Kids will love helping you make these Christmas ornaments -- let them choose the color of the paint and adhere the letter stickers.
Candy Cane Ornament
When these hard peppermint candies are laid close together and baked, they melt into each other to create a fun candy cane.
Scrap Snowflake Ornaments
Give your kids a few scrapbook supplies and watch these easy snowflake ornaments flurry into existence. Using a snowflake paper punch, punch shapes from different-color papers. Place a 3-D sticker in the middle of each snowflake, then adhere the snowflakes to an ornament with crafts glue. Let dry.
Wooden Snowflake Ornaments
Our contemporary take on classic Swedish straw ornaments combines crafts sticks (or clothespins) with wooden rounds to create different snowflake forms.
Sheet Music Ornament Ball
Can't get enough holiday music? Photocopy sheet music from favorite Christmas carols and decoupage onto glass ornaments.
Holiday Greenery Ornament
These pretty ornaments make great gifts for kids to give their teachers. Remove the metal ornament cap from a clear glass ornament. Adhere the end of a silk greenery sprig inside the cap with crafts glue; let dry. Carefully insert the greenery into the ornament and secure the cap back into place. Adhere ribbon around the outer rim of the cap as shown; let dry.
Thread another length of ribbon through the metal cap's wire hanger and tie ends together in a knot. Wrap a short length of ribbon around the wire hanger to hide the metal. Secure the overlapping ribbon ends with crafts glue; let dry
Folded Paper Wreath Ornament
Bring back playful gum-wrapper art using pretty wrapping paper to make a folded paper wreath ornament.
Starry Night Ornament
Make dancing stars in minutes using ordinary ball ornaments and metallic paint pens. No need for fancy patterns or equipment to create these shining Christmas decorations.
Simple Paper Tree Christmas Ornament
This little ornament uses an age-old technique known as quilling to create a shapely tree from strips of paper. All you need is some construction paper and glue.
Quilled Candy Cane
As you get the hang of quilling, try more advanced projects, such as this candy cane. Adhere tiny, spiraled strips of paper together to form a candy cane shape and embellish with ribbon.
Candy Christmas Tree Ornament
Use a piece of red-and-white hard candy for the trunk of this sweet green-and-white tree.
Create a delicate quilled wreath ornament using tiny, precut strips of paper, or cut your own paper to the width you like. Decorate the wreath with ribbon and mini jingle bells.