Easy DIY Christmas ornaments to make with your kids
Every year right after Thanksgiving, I like to have an “ornament-making-day” with my kids. We choose a couple types of fun Christmas ornaments to make together, buy the supplies, turn on Christmas music, and get crafting! They LOVE it!
Some of our Christmas ornaments get put right on our tree, but a few we give away.
These ornaments would also make a beautiful handmade garland!
By the way, our favorite ornaments (and such a great Christmas tradition!) are our Molasses Cookie Ornaments that are edible – my grandma always made these, so I have fond memories of hanging these on her tree. 😉 My kids are now experiencing the same fun tradition!
Here are some simple DIY Christmas ornaments for kids to make:
*CINNAMON STICK ORNAMENTS*
These cinnamon stick + ribbon and bows ornaments are easy, AND they smell good. 🙂
We just tied 5-6 ribbon pieces around our cinnamon stick, then cut the ends to shape it like a Christmas tree. We had these tiny gift bows that we put on top for “the star,” then we used hot glue to attach ribbon and twine for hanging.
*LOG SLICE ORNAMENTS*
These log slice ornaments might be my favorite because there are SO many different things you can do with them!
Last year we cut our own log slices….but I bought some for this year once I saw the good prices on Amazon.
We gathered some assorted stickers, ribbon, jingle bells, etc. for everyone to get creative.
Isn’t the jingle bell Christmas tree adorable?? We used something similar to THESE tiny jingle bells (1/4″) and attached them with hot glue.
The gold edging we found at a discount store…..as well as the snowflake stickers and felt Christmas trees.
(I may purchase THIS SET of felt Christmas shapes for some of our handmade ornaments this year…)
*JINGLE BELL ORNAMENTS*
*PINE CONE ORNAMENTS*
These pine cone ornaments can be made quite inexpensively if you have pine cones outside you can collect! My kids went and collected these ones (we froze them for a few days because I fear bugs, haha).
We took some gold paint and white paint that we had in our craft supply and painted the pine cones – for the gold ones, we covered the pine cones, but for the white, we just dabbed it on the edges so that it looks something like snow.
Add some hot glue and ribbon, and you’re all set!
You could definitely use gold and white paint markers instead, if you have those!
I hope you find a fun way to craft with your kids this holiday season! All of these DIY Christmas ornaments that kids can make are pretty simple and would be special gifts for your kids to make and give!
We plan on making a pine cone garland with lots of the “pine cone ornaments” we make this year! 🙂
If you have an ornament day with your kids and post it online, we’d love for you to tag us so we can see! We’re @sixcleversisters on Instagram and Facebook.