Here are 3 easy Christmas ornaments my children have always enjoyed making for our Christmas tree.
Glitter Cross – Easy Christmas Ornaments for Children
Yarn or String
This an extremely easy Christmas craft for children to make. If you do not have any popsicle sticks, buy your child’s favorite ice pops to make this Christmas craft even more fun.
Glue two popsicle sticks together in the form of a cross. Use a q-tip to spread glue evenly all over the cross, and cover with glitter. After the front dries you can glue a loop on the back made out of yarn or string for hanging.
Salt Dough Ornaments – Easy Christmas Ornaments for Children
Salt Dough Mixture
Paint, Markers or Crayons
Christmas Cookie Cutters or Drinking Glass
Rolling Pin or Drinking Glass
Yarn or String
Recipe for Salt Dough
1 Cup for Salt
1 Cup of Flour
½ Cup of Water
Mix flour and salt together, then add water, and knead together.
How to Use Salt Dough
Salt dough ornaments are a very easy Christmas ornament craft for children. They can make anything they want to out of it. If they mess up, just start over.
Roll the dough out flat using a rolling pin or drinking glass, make it about ½ inch thick.
My children enjoy using Christmas cookie cutters to create the Christmas ornaments. It is also fun for kids to use a butter knife and create their own designs.
Being a mom, I like to have them make hand prints. Make sure they press their hand evenly in the dough, then use a butter knife to make a circle around their hand. I enjoy seeing the hand prints
from previous years. Using a tooth pick they can write their name in the dough and the year.
A drinking glass can be used to trace, to make a perfect circle ornament for decorating.
Carefully place the Christmas ornaments on a cookie sheet. When they are on the cookie sheet use a tooth pick to make holes in the tops, so you can hang them from the Christmas tree.
Bake in the oven for about 45 minutes on 400 degrees. They need to be completely dry.
When your Christmas Ornaments a completely cool, kids can use paint, markers or crayons to decorate them. Put a piece of yarn or string through the hole you created and hang from the Christmas tree.
I store my salt dough ornaments wrapped in tissue paper packed in shoeboxes, that are taped shut. I have some that are 13 years old.
Picture Ornaments – Easy Christmas Ornaments for Children
Pictures of Family, or Pictures Cut Out of Magazines
Markers or Crayons
Other Small Embellishments
Hole Punch ( if you do not have a hole punch, make a small hole with scissors)
Yarn or String
* You want the child to be able to trace something round, to get a good circle ornament. The items to be traced should be two different sizes. Read through the instructions before starting to understand this better.
Use something small to make circles around family pictures or pictures out of a magazine.
Use drinking glass to make circles out of cardstock or construction paper. You want this one to be bigger than the circle picture by at least an inch.
Glue the pictures in the center of the cardstock or construction paper circle.
Trace the around the picture with a small amount of glue, cover the glue with glitter and allow to dry.
Markers or crayons can used to decorate the area outside the picture. Use a hole punch or scissors to create a hole for hanging.
I hope you enjoy these easy Christmas ornament crafts for children. Merry Christmas!