35 DIY Christmas Ornaments that Kids can Make

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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

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!

1. Paper Quilled Christmas Wreath Ornament

Learn How To Make A Beautiful Quilled Wreath Ornament for Christmas - using the Paper Quilling Marquis fold technique

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.

2. Cupcake Liner Tree Ornament

Finished putting the final touches on your tree? If not, then here's a Cute DIY Cupcake Liner Tree Christmas Ornament to add that perfect handmade touch!

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!

3. Felt Angel Christmas Ornament

Add a heavenly touch to your Christmas decorations with this cute little Felt Angel Christmas Ornament. Make them in different colors to gift or keep!

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.

4. DIY Chalkboard CD Ornaments

Deck up your Christmas Tree the DIY way with these pretty Chalkboard Paint CD Ornaments! Perfect to keep for yourself or to give as holiday gifts!

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!!

5. Pipe Cleaner Wreath Ornament

Looking for a last minute Christmas craft? This Pipe Cleaner Wreath Ornament will take all of 10 minutes to make, and the supplies are already lying around!

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!

6. DIY Popsicle Stick Snowflake Ornament

No two snowflakes are alike, and our DIY Popsicle Stick Snowflake Ornament is also one of its kind! Make them in different colors to brighten up your tree!

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.

7. Felt Gingerbread House Ornament

This cute felt gingerbread house ornament won't wreck your diet, but it will sweeten your Christmas celebrations!Works well as a natural room freshener too!

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!

8. DIY Quilled Paper Tree Ornament

Make this cute little DIY Paper Quilling Christmas Tree Ornament to add some color & charm to your big tree! Also looks great on a handmade Christmas card!

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.

9. Felt Elf Christmas Ornament

Elves don't have to be on the shelf, they can be on the tree too! Check out our Felt Elf Christmas ornament that's super cute and super easy to make!

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!

10. DIY Unicorn Paper Ornament

Make your Christmas tree even more magical with a DIY Unicorn Paper Ornament!! With craft paper, beads and glitter, this craft is a breeze to make!

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!

11. White Pipe Cleaner Christmas Tree Ornament

Dreaming of a white Christmas? Make it come true with our White Pipe cleaner Christmas Tree Ornament Craft! Super easy to make with just a few supplies!

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!

12. Felt Gingerbread Man Ornament

This Felt Gingerbread Man Christmas Ornament is as cute a button and pretty simple to make! Hang it on your tree or gift it to a special friend!

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!

13. Jingle Bell Ball Ornament

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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!

14. Cardboard Roll Santa Claus Christmas Ornament

This Cardboard Roll Santa Claus Christmas Ornament will look bright and cheery, hanging on your tree. It'll also explain all those presents under the tree!

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.

15. Cinnamon Stick Ribbon Tree Ornaments

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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!

16. Felt Snowman Christmas Ornament

This Felt Snowman Christmas Ornament can brighten up any Christmas tree or mantle!! With our free printable template, this is perfect for sewing beginners!

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!

17. Wool Felt Mitten Christmas Ornaments

17 DIY Christmas Ornaments

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!

18. Paper Angel Christmas Ornaments

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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.

19. Cork Snowman Ornaments

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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!

20. DIY Metallic Paper Christmas Tree Ornaments

Paper Christmas Tree Ornament DIY

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

Give your Christmas tree a heartfelt touch of homemade with 15 Easy Pasta Ornaments to make for Christmas with 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.

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!

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!

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!

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