Every year I work with the kids to make some easy DIY Christmas crafts for kids but one of our favorite things to make are Christmas ornaments. We hand them out to family and hand some on our tree every year. When we decorate the tree every year, it is so fun to talk about the memories made making each of them. They also make perfect gifts for family, we have so many DIY ornament crafts hanging on our tree I love it!
I have been working on putting together some cute Christmas crafts for kids to share with you. Some of these are super easy to do and others are a little more difficult . That way both younger and older kids will have some really great Christmas crafts for kids ideas.
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Wood Slice Christmas Craft For Kids
There are so many different things you can add to wood slices to make adorable ornaments they make perfect Christmas crafts for kids. For the ornaments we made we used
- Wood Slices
- Fine tip permanent markers
- Acrylic paint
- Paint brushes of different sizes
- Drill with small drill bit (optional)
- Twine (we used red and white or green and white for Christmas colors)
For some of the ornaments we used a cookie cutter to make the outline. Designing each of the ornaments is pretty self explanatory. For more ideas on what to decorate on a wood slice head over to Pinterest there are so many great ideas on there.
Chalkboard Ornaments For Kids
These little chalkboards are perfect ornaments. They even have twine already put onto them so you don’t have to worry about adding it. The younger kids who made these ornaments just used glitter glue and really had fun making them. For the older kids they added the scrabble letter tiles or spelling words with the glitter glue.
These are super fun for kids to make and are easy. All you need is the Merry Christmas suncatchers offered at Oriental Trading Company and the suncatcher paint kit they offer. Great thing is that you can reuse the paint to make different suncatchers all year round!
Painted Ornaments Christmas Craft For Kids
These ornaments are super easy to make. Pick out 2 different colors and squirt a little into the ornament. Cover the hole of the ornament and shake until all the ornament is covered. Leave hanger part off for a day or two while the paint dries. Then hang from your tree.
Washi Tape Ornaments
Have some washi tape and ornaments around? Then you can make these super easy. Just put tape around a clear plastic ornament and cut off when you are satisfied with how it looks. This is great fine motor practice for kids.
Christmas Bell Christmas Craft For Kids
Have kids color the cup Christmas colors. Cut a small hole in the top of the cup. Put the pipe cleaner through the hole in the cup tie a knot in the pipe cleaner and wrap a whole around the end to hold it. Hang it on your tree or leave it out for kids to play with.
Make Christmas shaped cutouts using this clay recipe and before putting into the oven use a straw to push out a hole. Once they are baked have them paint the ornaments use a ribbon to put through the hole and hang from your tree.
Making an ornament with a babies hand is a perfect memorable gift for parents.
3 Wiseman Stained Glass Decoration
Last year the kids all made these adorable stained glass wiseman decorations. I love the kits that Oriental Trading company has they give you everything you need in a kit so all you have to do it make your craft.
Filled Ornaments Christmas Craft For Kids
This was one of my kids favorite ornaments to make. The older and younger kids had a great time making them. The plastic clear ornaments from Oriental Trading COmpany split in half instead of just the top coming off like normal clear ornaments. So you can open them up and then fill them with all sorts of Christmas goodies. Including jingle bells which make them make great noises. Make sure to use some tape or washi tape to close the opening shut so it doesn’t break open and spill everywhere. My kids also enjoyed decorating the outside of the ornaments with Christmas themed rhinestones. Tie a string onto them for a cute Christmas necklace, or a shorter string to hang on the tree.
- Clear plastic ornaments
- Mini Christmas Erasers
- Christmas jingle bells
- Christmas Confetti
- Washi tape ~ red set or green set / or clear tape
- Green and White twine
- Christmas rhinestones
- Mini wreaths
Make Your Own Gift Bags
As if making your own Christmas Crafts For Kids weren’t
fun enough you can even color your own gift bags. The kids did this last year and we handed them out to the family with their Christmas gifts to them.
We all have so much fun making Christmas crafts for kids, and Oriental Trading Company offers so many great craft supplies at such cheap prices.
What is your favorite Christmas craft for kids? Leave a comment below, I would love to hear from you!!
***MORE Crafts For Kids***
Oriental Trading company now has new site that is really amazing it’s called Fun365, you really need to check it out next time you are looking for some Crafts for kids. It is a new site, but will quickly become a go to site for craft ideas. It is where I got a few of the ideas for the crafts above!!
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My Christmas Ideas For Families Pinterest board has a TON of other Christmas Printables, head over there if you’re still looking for more ideas!