5 Easy Ornaments For Kids
Hands On Learning & PlayEasy ornaments for kids to make! This year we are venturing into the world of homemade ornaments but sticking to ideas I know Liam will enjoy. I wanted to keep it easy, fun, unique and inexpensive! He loves his activity tray! I knew he would not really be into making more than one of each, and I also knew that if each one had a unique theme, he would be more interested in decorating a few. We managed to enjoy making 5 unique and easy ornaments from these simple plastic globes which happened to be the only big thing I needed to buy for the activity (they were 70% off too)! I hope my ideas will give you ideas on how to use what you have to create new and inexpensive ornaments with your kids! Oh and I also snuck in fine motor skills too.
Ornament #1: Buttons and Letters
For this easy ornament I used some poly bead fill (which I will later use for a sensory bin), mini buttons, sequins, beads and letter beads to spell MERRY CHRISTMAS. I called out each letter, and he found it! I also used a funnel to help load the poly bead fill. Loves the funnel too!
Ornament #2: Feathers
I had a bag of feathers hanging around and thought it would look pretty to push some into a globe ornament. Quite a challenge but he worked hard at it!
Ornament #3: Snowflakes
This is more of a wintry themed ornament with sparkly blue and white pom pons, silver sequins snowflakes, and clear beads. The larger pom poms were quite a task to push into the small opening, but I knew with a little perseverance they would make it. Just the task Liam needs to work on his frustration tolerance! Very pretty and sparkly!
Ornament #4: Melted Snowman
This was completely not my idea but We Made That’s awesome creation! Please visit her and like her for it! I used fake snow, 5 little black beads and an orange paper nose made out of card stock! I will use the small bag of fake snow for sensory play too! Very simple to make and quick. Some good skills are used to get all the little pieces of snow into the globe along with the snowman parts!
Ornament #5: Colored Rice, Pipe Cleaners and Sparkly Pom Poms
I definitely didn’t know what I was going to pick for this easy ornament. This just goes to show you what you can do if you look around at what you have got and go from there. I had a little colored rice from a sensory bin, cut up pipe cleaners from another bin and some extra pom poms! See it came out pretty too and great for working on fine motor skills! I bet I could fill a dozen more of these ornaments if I had the time!
There you have it! 5 easy ornaments to make with kids!
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