Kick off the holiday season with tons of easy Christmas ornament crafts for kids! Whether you have kids who are enthusiastic about Christmas crafts or not, these DIY Christmas ornaments are sure to interest anyone. From science ornaments, Popsicle stick ornaments to ornaments you fill yourself, Christmas time is a fun opportunity for Christmas crafts and handmade ornaments kids can make.
Easy Christmas Ornaments For Kids To Make
How do you make Christmas decorations for kids? DIY Christmas ornaments can be one of the easiest Christmas decorations for kids to make themselves.
We have tons of fun ornament crafts for kids, and can be put together cheaply! Try simple Christmas crafts that look amazing but don’t take a ton of time, supplies, or craftiness to do.
We have even included our favorite science ornament that are sure to interest any non-crafty kiddos. Your kids will LOVE putting together these unique ornaments with you!
The History of Christmas Ornaments
The Christmas trees we know today originated in 16th-century Germany, where small evergreen trees were decorated with things like berries, candles, apples, and nuts. They were called “Paradise trees”. Eventually, Christians adopted these decorated trees in their homes during the holiday season.
Years later, a photo of Queen Victoria celebrating Christmas with her German-born husband, Prince Albert, and their family around a decorated evergreen tree began a trend that wealthy Americans soon were excited to share.
Over time, local businesses caught on to the ornament’s commercial potential, and the Christmas we know began.
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Easy Christmas Ornaments For Kids
Homemade Christmas ornaments are the best for your all Christmas craft needs this holiday season! I like to keep our DIY Christmas ornaments as simple as possible with easy-to-find and budget-friendly materials. Look for printable templates, instructions, and more!
Our Christmas slime ornaments make the perfect gift for kids to give to friends. Add fun trinkets to your slime for a cool science experiment or just hang them up on the tree! Try adding glitter too!
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Coding without a computer meets the classic candy cane ornament! Have you ever wanted to learn more about the Binary Alphabet? There’s some great information here as well as a fun way to make a Christmas Alphabet Ornament.
Explore magnetism with all sorts of fun materials and create a magnetic science ornament too. Are jingle bells magnetic?
Grow your own crystals for Christmas and learn about solubility. Our crystal candy cane ornament is beautiful and remarkably sturdy. Growing crystals is easier than you think too.
You can also make your own science Christmas ornament in the shape of snowflakes.
Another fun way to grow crystals is with salt! This is perfect for the youngest scientists because all you need is salt and water. These will take longer to form then the borax crystal ideas above, but it’s a terrific process just the same.
If you have a house full of LEGO, you can’t have a Christmas tree without a few simple to make LEGO Christmas ornaments! From a snowflake ornament to wreath ornament, check out these fun LEGO ornaments for kids to build.
Wrap Popsicle sticks in yarn to make your own cute Rudolph ornament.
Kick off the holiday season with a fun handmade Christmas star ornament! This festive Popsicle stick star is easy to make with just a few simple materials.
All you need are colorful pop poms, popsicle sticks and yarn to make this easy ornament craft.
Studying nature and natural life is an amazingly easy science activity to set up for kids, and learning how to care for and give back to nature is equally important. Hang these DIY ornaments on a real tree outdoors to share with the birds.
Get the kids to make this cute and colorful Christmas tree ornament ready to decorate the house with this season with cardboard and buttons!
Easy Christmas ornaments for kids with this beautifully scented cinnamon salt dough ornaments recipe.
Similar to our cinnamon ornaments above, salt dough ornaments are super easy to make. Then paint and seal them for a shiny finish!
Make your own plastic snowflake ornaments with melted pony beads. Follow our step by step tutorial to create these simple melted Christmas ornaments.
Who would have thought you could make these pretty ornaments from milk and vinegar? Combine science and art this holiday season with a fun DIY Christmas ornament activity.
Download our free printable Christmas ornament template and get the kids making these colorful and easy shape ornaments. A simple Christmas math activity and art project in one!
There is so much you can do with some cardstock and our free Christmas tree printable. These Mondrian-inspired Christmas tree ornaments will add a unique look to your tree and are easy to do at home or in the classroom.
Combine art and science to create these fun marbled Christmas ornaments! Use magnets to paint and make unique Christmas ornaments to hang on the tree this year.
Fun with straws and a Christmas ornament that kids of all ages will enjoy making! Plus, it’s nearly mess free and uses super simple and budget friendly supplies. Includes free printable Christmas tree template.
Create this fun snowflake ornament from glittery popsicle sticks!
Yes, you can make Christmas ornaments from LEGO bricks. Follow the step by step instructions to make an easy LEGO snowflake ornament based on a real snowflake.
Combine the color and beauty of flowers with a Frida Kahlo Christmas ornament inspired by the artist herself!
Who says you have to use the traditional red and green for Christmas decor! Have making this colorful Christmas ornament inspired by artist, Bronwyn Bancroft.
If you live in a particularly cold climate this time of year, why not decorate the outdoors too! Make winter outdoor ice ornaments for the animals to enjoy in your yard. These sweet ornaments are so simple to make and look so festive on our tree outside the kitchen window.
Gratitude is one of the most powerful things we should all have in our proverbial toolbox. But sometimes our kids need extra encouragement to understand the importance of being grateful. I made these printable gratitude ornaments for a simple family Christmas activity to do together.
This tin foil bell ornament is super easy to make and doesn’t require glue or paint, so it’s not messy either! Plus it’s super frugal if you are looking to keep your ornament-making simple this year.
Ok, this is not an ornament you would want to hang on the tree! But it does use plastic ornaments, and a cool baking soda and vinegar chemical reaction.
Easy Christmas ornaments for kids to make. We used what we had on hand, and a few plastic globe ornaments. From feathers, pom poms to colored rice, there are so many options for filling your DIY ornaments.
We made this sweet reindeer ornament and everyone who has seen it has thought it was super cute, so I figured I would share it with all of you. This reindeer ornament started in my recycling bin and came to life with a few little additions!
More Fun Ornaments Kids Can Make
Check out more easy ornaments for kids by some of our favorite bloggers!
TIE DYE ORNAMENTS by Happy Hooligans
CHICKA CHICKA BOOM BOOM ORNAMENT by Steam Powered Family
CHROMATOGRAPHY ORNAMENT by Inspiration Laboratories
SEASHELL ORNAMENT by Busy Kids Happy Mom
SHEEP ORNAMENT by I Can Teach My Child
PENGUIN ORNAMENT by Frugal Fun 4 Boys
DIY PHOTO ORNAMENT by Busy Kids Happy Mom
FELT ORNAMENTS by Tinkerlab
POM POM CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS by Frugal Fun 4 Boys
SOFT CIRCUIT CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT by Teach Beside Me
More Fun Christmas Activities For Kids
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- Christmas STEM Activities
- Christmas Slime
- Christmas Sensory Bins
- Christmas Art Activities
- Christmas Jokes for Kids
- Christmas Games for Kids
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