9 Easy Ornaments Your Kids Can Make

One of the sweetest holiday traditions is to make your own ornaments with your kids. Every year when you hang them up on your Christmas tree, you’ll cherish all the family memories. We’ve gathered some easy ornament crafts to try out this year. 

Candy Came Name

Grab some beads and pipe cleaners to make candy canes that are simply adorable. As a bonus, your children can work on their spelling as they gather the letters of their names.

Get the tutorial at Fun-A-Day.

Scrap Tree Ribbon Ornaments

For all the Joanna Gaines fans who love a good reclaimed piece, these scrap tree ribbon ornaments will help fill that need.

Get the tutorial at Fireflies and Mud Pies.

Snow Globe Photo Ornament


Looking for a way to show off some family photos on the tree? Give these adorable snow globe ornaments a try!

Get the tutorial at Keep Toddlers Busy

Pinecone Reindeer

Send your kids outside to gather a few pinecones, then cozy up inside for craft time. With just a few simple steps, you’ll have a gift that’s cute enough to give to all your family members on Santa’s good list.

Get the tutorial at Kids Craft Room.

Homemade Cinnamon Ornaments

If you are feeling a bit more ambitious, this classic recipe for homemade cinnamon ornaments is sure to bring nostalgia to your Christmas tree. And, your house will smell amazing!

Get the tutorial at Strength and Sunshine.

Wine Cork Snowman Ornament

Finally, something to make with all those wine corks you’ve saved (or an excuse to open another bottle)!

Get the tutorial at Stylish Cravings.

Elf Mason Jar Lid Ornament

An adorable DIY project that Grandma would be proud to hang on her Christmas Tree!

Get the tutorial at Ann’s Entitled Life. 

3D Christmas Card Ornament

Turn special holiday cards into a meaningful ornament that will keep for years to come.

Get the tutorial at What’s Up Fagans.

Marbled Ornaments

Take out your paint set and recreate these marbled ornaments that would can easily go with your tree’s color scheme. Your older kids will love to help out with this project, too!

Get the tutorial at Chicago Parent.


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This article originally published on Dec. 10, 2018. It has been updated with the most recent information. 

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