As you’re putting up your Christmas tree, take a look at these ornaments that your kids can make! These make great gifts for friends, neighbors, and grandparents. Plus, they will become treasured ornaments that grace your tree each and every year.
Pressed Flower Ornaments
If you still have some fall leaves or flowers available to you, you can create these pretty Pressed Flower Ornaments with your kids. Following the simple recipe in the tutorial from KiwiCo, your kids will love rolling out the dough to make ornaments. Then, once they’re dry, your kids can mod podge beautiful leaves or flowers onto the piece. These also make cute gift tags.
All you need is some pretty scrapbook paper, along with glue, scissors, and ribbon to help your kids create these 8-Pointed Stars. You can use them as garland or Christmas tree ornaments or even gift toppers. The folding technique might be tricky for younger kids, but most elementary kids and teens will be able to master it in no time.
Coffee Sleeve Ornament
Next time you grab coffee on the go, save the cardboard cup wrapper. Your kids can upcycle it into a cute Coffee Sleeve Ornament. Of course, they make adorable ornaments. But how cute would they be as gift toppers for a coffee-themed gift?
Bird Seed Ornament
Your kids will love making these ornaments to hang outside for their feathered friends! All it takes is some bird seed along with gelatin and cookie cutters to make them. Super practical, super resourceful – and if you hang it near a window, you can watch the birds as they come for their treat.
If you have a new baby in your home, consider making these sweet Footprint Ornaments for the grandparents. Oh, and definitely make one for your tree as well! All is takes is a simple dough recipe and some paint. And you’ll have a family keepsake that is a treasured part of your family tradition.
Foil Punch Ornament
Want an ornament idea that your elementary kids will love? The Foil Punch Ornament repurposes extra pie tins into super shiny tree décor. Using a pushpin, your kids can create a unique design on each foil ornament.
If you want to tie in some science with your ornament crafts, then you’ll want to try to make Borax Ornaments. Your little chemists will enjoy creating Christmas ornaments out of pipe cleaners, then watching the borax solution cool and eventually form crystals on the shape.
Homemade Dough Gift Tags
Tree trimmings and letter stamps keep these Homemade Dough Gift Tags super simple and sweet. Of course, anything that can be a gift tag can probably be an ornament too! So if your kids love rolling out dough, they’ll love this hands-on ornament project. And the final result will still look great on your grown-up holiday tree.
Peppermint Wreath Ornaments
Grab a bag or two of red and white peppermints from the store and have some fun with the kids creating these festive Peppermint Wreath Ornaments. All you need to do is pop them in the oven, then you’ll be able to string them on ribbon and put them on the tree.
Snowman Fingerprint Ornament
This Snowman Fingerprint Ornament will likely end up a keepsake. While it might be messy, your littles will enjoy making it. And the grandparents will treasure it. Just help them make a snowman family using their fingerprints on a round ornament. Then use a Sharpie to add in the details, and you’re done!
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