Inside: 25 homemade Christmas ornaments for kids. Simple, fun, and a pleasure to receive as gifts!
Parents adore homemade Christmas ornaments that are made by kids.
My own children are grown now, but when we open our ornament boxes each year to decorate the tree, I get so sentimental seeing all the ornaments my kids made years ago.
I will cherish these ornaments every Christmas!
And so, I keep this in mind when our toddlers and preschoolers make ornaments for their families. I hope that their parents will pull these out of the Christmas box for many years, cherishing them as much as I cherish my own children’s ornaments. I had so much fun collecting ornament ideas for this post!
👉 FREE alphabet ornaments printable for you to download today! Scroll down to find the link.
25+ Homemade Christmas Ornaments for Kids
- Make a shimmery ornament with paint and glitter.
- Create a keepsake photo ornament with cute Christmas buttons.
- Use doll pegs to make darling angel ornaments.
- Brighten your day with a colorful gingerbread suncatcher ornament.
- Read a gingerbread man book and then make gingerbread ornaments.
- Make a photo keepsake ornament that you will adore for years and years.
- Invite the children to fill baubles and add a handprint.
- Keep little hands busy stringing beads to make snowflakes. (The Inspired Treehouse)
- Stamp impressions into salt dough to create festive ornaments. (Kitchen Floor Crafts)
- Add details to wooden ornaments after painting them. (Living Montessori Now)
- Use old puzzle pieces to create a keepsake frame ornament. (Buggy and Buddy)
- Use salt dough to make cute reindeer ornaments. (School Time Snippets)
- Create a stick man ornament, inspired by the book “Stick Man” by Julia Donaldson. (Growing Book by Book)
- Make some baking soda clay and capture your child’s handprint for a special ornament. (Mama, Papa, Bubba)
- Turn a clothespin in to a reindeer ornament. (The Pleasantest Thing)
- Younger children will love these fill and shake ornaments! (Craftulate)
- Preschoolers will love these 4 ways of decorating Christmas baubles. (Danya Banya)
- These salt dough sun catcher ornaments are simply beautiful, and so fun to make. (Homegrown Friends)
- Cut out a tree from felt and glue on buttons. (Hands On: As We Grow)
- Paint some bow tie craft sticks to make snowflake ornaments. (Fireflies and Mud Pies)
- Recycle those old CDs and make a snowman ornament. (Happy Hooligans)
- Bring nature indoors with some pom pom pine cone ornaments. (Red Ted Art)
- Add details to plaster of paris for keepsake ornaments. (Childhood 101)
- Work on fine motor skills while making beaded Christmas ornaments. (True Aim)
- Is there a dog in your family? Have the kids help make an ornament with the dog’s paw print! (Pet Coupon Savings)
- Your tree will smell nice with these simple cinnamon applesauce ornaments. (The Happy Housewife)
- Your outdoor feathered friends would love these bird seed ornaments. (Maker Crate)
FREE alphabet ornaments for you to download today!
Give each of your children the ornament that has the letter of their first name and let them decorate it with colored pencils, markers, or watercolors.
You can also use it as an alphabet display on a paper Christmas tree attached to your wall!
Click the photo to get the download:
Make sure to wrap your child’s gift in a handmade gift bag!
Christmas Learning Printables!
Keep your toddlers and preschoolers engaged with these Christmas themed learning printables!
9 Activities (39 pages):
- Gingerbread Shapes Activity
- Gingerbread Count and Clip
- Gingerbread Pom Pom Color Matching
- Gingerbread Pattern Cards
- Ornament Counting 1-10
- Gingerbread Circle Time Props
- Gingerbread Color Recognition Activity
- Christmas Tree Playdough Mats 1-10
- Snowman Hat Matching Activity