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Homemade Christmas Ornaments for Kids

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Want some fun ideas for homemade Christmas ornaments for kids? I LOVE making Christmas ornaments with my kids each year.  Here are a few simple ones we have made.  Most of these supplies you will likely have on hand, if you have little kids!

kid-made ornaments

Simple Homemade Nativity Christmas Ornament

 This homemade ornament is just painted popsicle sticks and a coloring page. Make a frame with four popsicle sticks, then add two more to make the roof. Attach with glue.  For the picture, find and print a simple nativity image and star, or have your kids draw one if they would like.
I got the image for this one here, and just printed it smaller.  (On the print options choose to print it 4x per page)

Homemade Tree Christmas Ornament

This homemade ornament is another craft stick one. We have a few of them because they are so simple!  To make this tree ornament,  just cut the sticks in half and paint them green. For the trunk of the tree We used a jumbo craft stick and painted it brown.  Decorate with various sequins.  This one has been around for a few years & has lost lots of the decorations 🙂 The star on top is made with a pipe cleaner cut smaller and shaped into a star.

Homemade Rudolph Craft Stick Ornament

This is a classic ornament that I made when I was a kid.  I love it!  And… more popsicle sticks!  🙂   We really love them around here.    To make this simple homemade ornament, you will need 3 popsicle sticks, pipe cleaners, googly eyes, a pom pom nose, yarn for hanging,  and some glue.  Glue the three sticks into a triangle shape, then embellish to make the reindeer.

Homemade Photo Christmas Ornament

Photo ornaments are the best!  I love pulling out all of our little hand-made ornaments with my kids little faces on them.  They are my absolute favorite!  This is made with a wooden square/rectangle ornament that you can get from any craft stores.  We painted it green & glued on a picture.

Simple Salt Dough Christmas Ornaments

Salt Dough ornaments are so fun to make! For this one, we added a little glitter to the dough & they are great!  After you bake them paint away.  I made these a few years ago, too. Here is a recipe.

Pipe Cleaner Star Christmas Ornaments

Pipe cleaner stars- fill 5 pipe cleaners (or 2 1/2 to make it on a smaller scale) with pony beads & twist them into a star.  It is pretty big, and gets tiring filling this many, so if you want to do it on a smaller scale for young children, cut them in half.
Also check out my Homemade I-Spy Christmas Ornament!
Have a wonderful Christmas Season!

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  1. I’m always so amazed when I come across blogs like this in which the authors are so artsy. I don’t even know what to do with anything semi-artsy. Kudos to you! Thanks for sharing.

  2. New follower from the Brag Time Thursday blog Hop! (I’m a little late linking up this week! LOL)

    Aren’t making ornaments with the kids so much fun? I always write their initial and date (small) somewhere with permanent marker so we can see who did what when. Wonderful memories!

  3. Lots of cute ideas! I just posted (and you probably saw) the corn starch dough ornaments, my oldest is not into crafty, but he really enjoyed them! I also did some jingle bell ornaments from Oriental Trading, but he didn’t get into them at all. It’s hit or miss with him sometimes! TFS at BTT!

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