Making Christmas tree ornaments is something we love to do every year. We usually make a few cute or kitschy ones for fun and then save some time to really invest in one that’s a little more special or well made. Even more than the ornaments we make ourselves, we love putting aside time to make a few DIY ornaments with our kids! That’s why we’re always collecting simple, super fun ideas for handmade ornaments that we know our kids will be able to help us with or even make for themselves while we wrap presents and otherwise prepare for the holidays.
Have you been looking for great DIY ornament ideas that you think your kids might like to make over the holidays but you feel like you could still use a few more tutorials, just to make sure they’ve really got enough crafts to fill their time while they’re off school? Check out these 15 awesome DIY Christmas ornament ideas that are perfect for kids!
1. Felt and button Christmas trees
Are cut and paste crafts your kids’ favourite kind but you like to shake things up a little every once in a while, rather than just giving them construction paper or old magazine pages over and over, just to keep them interested? In that case, we think you should help them try out this felt and button idea! Check out how Hands On As We Grow made this cute little Christmas tree ornament.
2. Melted bead and cookie cutter ornaments
Perhaps your kids are a little bit older and have been really into crafts lately that let them get a little more experimental and exciting? Then we’d be willing to bet that the idea of melting things would probably be right up their alley! If you’re an avid DIY family then you probably already have plastic beads and festive metal cookie cutters on hand, and that’s almost everything you need to make these awesome ornaments from Crystal & Co. .
3. Quote and photo marble ornaments
Have you had a bag of those clear glass, flat backed crafting marbles laying around for a few months now and you’ve been wondering how to use them for quite a while? Then here’s a cute idea that your kids can totally help with! Chreetzmas shows you how to paste small photos and written names onto the backs of the marbles and finish them with glitter and a ribbon to make a tiny ornament for each member of your family.
4. Paint chip Christmas trees
Perhaps you’ve been doing some redecorating lately, so you’ve been making trips to the local home store to look at paint chips? In that case, we’d suggest swinging by the green shades the next time you go! Cut the chips into triangles, add construction paper trunks, and decorate them with stickers, beads, sequins, or whatever you please as little ornaments. Girl in The Garage has more details to help you out.