These DIY Christmas Ornaments are perfect for kids to make and gift their friends and family. All you need are regular craft supplies – so get crafting!
One of the most heartwarming sights of Christmas is a family gathered around a Christmas tree, decorating it together as Dad or Mom lifts a little one to reach the top branches. Thankfully, that’s one activity that hasn’t been taken over by screens and gadgets!
Today, Christmas ornaments are available in all shapes, sizes and of course – budgets! There are even designer ornaments available these days! However, in earlier times, trees were decorated with fruit, berries and candles. The first artificial ornaments were made from glass, but then all kinds of materials began to be used, including silk, plastic, wood, ceramic and more. Some of the early ornaments are worth quite a lot today!
However, we’ve got a way for you to bring back that old charm of handmade ornaments without spending a bomb on them. Yes, you can make them yourself! Here is a list of DIY Christmas ornaments that are easy enough for kids to make. It’s also a great bonding opportunity for the whole family!
35 DIY Christmas Ornaments that Kids can Make
Starting out this list of DIY Christmas ornaments with a quilled craft – a quilled wreath to be more specific! This is a great project for beginners to try out the basic shapes like drops and circles and bring them together to create a wreath.
If you’ve got green cupcake liners, they’re perfect to make this fun craft. If you don’t – no problem, you can either paint them or use them as they are for some multicolored trees! This craft is so easy you can do it in 10 minutes – or maybe less!
In many homes, an angel is placed at the top of the Christmas tree, but you can also place them on other parts of the tree. This felt angel DIY Christmas ornament is simple enough for beginners in sewing, and also makes a great gift for someone who’s going through a hard time.
I’m not sure how many of us still have CDs at home, but I’m among them! If you’re like me and don’t have the heart to toss them, turn them into something that you can still use – DIY chalkboard ornaments!!
We love how lush and thick this little wreath ornament looks! We showed a paper quilled wreath at the start of this list of DIY Christmas ornaments, and now you have another one, this time made from pipe cleaners! Add golden pipe cleaners for that extra bling!
Got craft sticks and wondering what to make with them? We’ve got the answer – DIY Christmas ornaments! With just 3 sticks and some paint, you can make an easy snowflake ornament which you can embellish any way you like.
This is probably one of the cutest things we’ve ever made! An adorable little gingerbread house with teeny windows and lots of snow on the top. This would make a great stocking stuffer for anyone in the family or your workplace!
This quilled Christmas tree ornament is perfect for beginners to quilling since it uses a lot of the most basic shape – circles! You can make this tree as big or as small as you like – just make sure you have enough paper when you start.
Elves are an important part of any Christmas celebration, and this little guy looks happy to join in the fun! This elf ornament is easy enough to make, and will remind kids of all the elf on the shelf fun they’ve had in the days preceding Christmas!
Unicorns as DIY Christmas ornaments? Why not! That’s the beauty of a Christmas tree – you can decorate it with all the things that are dear to you, and if you have a unicorn fan in the house, you know you have to make this specific ornament!
The tree you are decorating may be green, but that doesn’t mean that the tree you are decorating with can’t be any other color! The pipe cleaners make it easy to twist them into shape and also insert little ornaments on the tree ornament – going a little ‘meta’ here!
One reason I love making felt plushies is that they can be used in many different ways. For instance, you can turn them into DIY Christmas ornaments, but you can also make keychains, bag charms, pencil toppers and many other things. Let’s see what different ideas you can come up with this little gingerbread guy!
How about an ornament that jingles every time you touch it? Well that’s exactly what Crafty Morning gives us in this cute little craft! You can use golden bells of any color to make this ornament – we think white and gold would look great!
Can you have a list of DIY ornaments without including one made out of a toilet roll? Or one that has Santa? Well, this craft checks all the boxes, and it’s also a craft that requires only basic craft supplies that you probably already have lying around.
Wouldn’t it be great if your ornaments not just made the tree look good but also smelt lovely? Well, it’s possible, thanks to these cinnamon stick ornaments from Hunny I’m Home! This is the perfect craft to make use of leftover fabric or ribbon scraps and turn them into something beautiful!
Many parts of the world get to celebrate a white Christmas, which means one thing – snowmen! This has led to snowmen becoming an integral part of Christmas celebrations, including DIY Christmas ornaments, like this little guy here!
We can’t get over how adorable these felt muffin ornaments from Polka Dot Chair are! Of course you don’t have to make matching pairs, but if you are, consider joining them together with a string and hanging them – they’ll look super cute!
We’ve already featured a felt angel ornament, but if you want something that’s no-sew, check out these paper angel ornaments that even little kids can make. The best par tis that you can make them with any paper you have lying around.
This idea of turning corks into snowmen is genius, and we have The Best Ideas for Kids to thank for it! We love all the little details on it, including the scarf, the button and the absolutely adorable little earmuffs!
When it’s the holiday season, you don’t have to hold back on the bling, and if you’re someone who likes everything a little extra shiny, you’ll like these metallic paper ornaments. They’re super easy to make, and they look very impressive hanging on the tree!
21-35. Pasta Ornaments for Kids
We’ve talked about using regular craft supplies to make these DIY Christmas ornaments, but have you tried making them out of pasta? Yes, they do exist! Check out this list to get loads of ideas on how to turn pasta into Christmas ornaments.
When kids make their own ornaments and hang them on the tree, they’ll feel really proud to see how their handiwork helped decorate their home for the holidays. Even if you have just a small tree, when it’s decorated with so much love and effort, it’ll be the grandest thing in your home. Let’s try to bring back the true spirit of Christmas, and also save the environment in the process!