These Christmas ornament crafts for kids are absolutely adorable! Here are 14 of the cutest crafts your little ones can make this holiday season.
December is the perfect month for making DIY Christmas ornaments – And making keepsake ornaments is the perfect way to get into the holiday spirit and beautiful memories. Whether you’re making your own ornament to display on the tree or making beautiful ornaments as gifts, the ideas below just require a few supplies and some creativity.
See below for 14 super easy ornaments kids can make!
Pom pom globe ornament
This pom pom globe ornament is SO easy to make and almost always turns out well. It’s just pom poms glued on an old Christmas ornament. Easy peasy (and FUN!).
Craft Tutorial: Kids Pom Pom Ornament Craft
What You’ll Need: Brightly colored pom poms
Paint drip & swirl ornament
These paint swirl ornaments are the perfect Christmas ornaments for toddlers to make. Use a clear plastic ornament and have your child choose colors to drip inside it. Drip in the paint and close up the ornament. Let the paint run around the inside of the plastic globe! So fun.
Craft Tutorial: Paint Drip Ornament Christmas Craft Activity
What You’ll Need: Clear plastic fillable Christmas tree ornaments
LED Snowmen with earmuffs
These silly little LED snowmen are made with battery-operated plastic candles with pom poms for ear muffs. It doesn’t get much cuter than these tiny tea lights! Plus, they make super unique ornaments that are easy for kids to make – And, the light nose is so cute!
Craft Tutorial: LED Snowmen with Earmuffs
What You’ll Need: LED Tea Lights
Pipe cleaner & wood bead circle ornaments for toddlers
These wooden bead ornaments are made using pipe cleaners. This is a great craft for helping toddlers develop fine motor skills as the kids string beads onto pipe cleaners. This ornament would be right at home on a designer tree. No bright paint or handprints here!
Craft Tutorial: Preschoolers Pipe Cleaner & Wood Bead Circle Ornaments
What You’ll Need: Wooden Beads (Assorted Sizes)
Mason jar lid reindeer
This mason jar lid reindeer is the perfect silly Rudolf for your Christmas tree! It’s just an old mason jar lid that’s been decorated with a shiny red pom pom and some googly eyes. Finish it off with a pipe cleaner for antlers and he’s ready for the tree! This is one of those Christmas ornament crafts for kids that even the youngest crafters will enjoy – Super cute and kid-friendly!
Craft Tutorial: Silly Reindeer from Mason Jar Lid
What You’ll Need: Googly Eyes
Kids felted acorn ornaments
These felted acorns are a wonderful craft to make with kids! Wool felts in warm water (it doesn’t have to be super hot), and this craft is great for coordination and patience. It also makes some pretty lovely ornaments! They are simply stunning when you hang them on the tree!
Craft Tutorial: Felted Acorn Christmas Ornament Instructions
What You’ll Need: Real acorn caps (foraged or purchased online)
Kids polymer clay ornaments
These clay ornaments are made with polymer clay that is baked solid in the oven after the kids have formed it into shapes. Play-doh cutters and rollers work really well for this. It’s just like a regular play-doh session… But you get homemade ornaments at the end of it!
Craft Tutorial: Kids Clay Christmas Tree Ornaments
What You’ll Need: Sculpey Oven-Bake Polymer Clay
Piñata Christmas tree ornaments
These piñata Christmas tree ornaments are mucho fun! We made the cardboard forms with an old cracker box and then decorated the little triangle boxes with green crepe paper. It’s just a green party streamer that’s been cut up and given a fringe. Feliz Navidad!
Craft Tutorial: Piñata Christmas Tree Ornaments
What You’ll Need: Green Crepe Paper Streamer Roll
Pom Pom Pinecone Kids Ornament Craft
These pom pom pinecones are an easy and fun Christmas craft for even young kids. They’re bright, cheery, and festive! Plus, they’re a fun way to decorate the pine cones we collected from outside!
Craft Tutorial: Pom Pom Pinecone Ornament Activity
What You’ll Need: Green Crepe Paper Streamers
Tiny toboggans – Popsicle stick kids craft
These tiny toboggans are made with popsicle sticks and tacky glue. These are NOT the easiest craft on this list, but are a really wonderful teaching opportunity. Choose this craft if you’ve got the time and space to do lots of counting and trying again 🙂 The homemade Christmas ornaments that these turn into are totally worth the patience required to make them!
Craft Tutorial: Tiny Toboggans – Popsicle Stick Kids Craft
What You’ll Need: Classic Craft Tacky Glue
Kids felt Christmas tree ornaments
This Christmas tree ornament is made with green felt and decorated with buttons. Older kids can apply the glue themselves, while younger kids might need help. Buttons are easy to find at the thrift shop (or in your old sewing kit!). We even found mixed bags of buttons for sale at the dollar store. Go figure! This is one of the most easy Chrsitmas ornament crafts on this list.
Craft Tutorial: Felt Christmas Tree Ornament with Buttons
What You’ll Need: Classic Tacky Glue
Kids alphabet block tree ornament
These tree ornaments are made from classic kids alphabet blocks. We used red and green blocks, but multi-coloured ones could be even more fun! This craft requires an adult to do many of the steps, but it still contributes to a super-fun family Christmas tree!
Craft Tutorial: How to Make Alphabet Block Ornaments
What You’ll Need: Classic wooden alphabet blocks
Snowy pom pom star ornament craft for kids
These snowy pom pom stars are made from a wire star base with white pom poms glued onto it. You can also use wooden star bases from the dollar store. Easy peasy (and quite pretty!).
Craft Tutorial: Snowy Pom Pom Star Tree Ornaments
What You’ll Need: Pom Poms
Melted crayon Christmas ornaments
Melted crayon Christmas ornaments are a fun craft for kids! All you do is collect up some shavings from old crayons and let them melt (safely!) inside a clear ornament. This is one of the more unique Christmas ornament crafts for kids (and certainly one of the most fun activities!).
Craft Tutorial: How to Make Melted Crayon Christmas Ornaments
What You’ll Need: Clear Christmas ornaments (fillable)