13 Homemade Christmas Ornaments Kids Can Make

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Do you have your Christmas tree up yet? We usually start decorating right after Thanksgiving! I love unpacking my decorations; invariably I spend a great deal of time reminiscing about where they came from or who gave them to me. The homemade ornaments are especially dear. My grandma used to make a big deal out of the handmade decorations I made for her, which made me feel like a big deal! I hope these great ideas for Homemade Christmas Ornaments Kids Can Make will inspire you and your kids to take time to create decorations to give and keep. It’’s a wonderful way to make someone feel like a big deal!


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This baker’s dozen of ornament ideas includes: Peppermint Candy Ornaments, Cookie Cutter Ornaments, Jersey Pom Pom, Recycled Key Snowman, Cork Snowman, Reindeer Thumbprint, Plain Glass Upgrade, Homemade Beaded Christmas Tree, Salt Dough Hand Print, Reindeer, DIY Christmas Ornament Craft. The Cinnamon Applesauce Heart Ornaments will make your house smell delicious! And if your little boy wants to make something nontraditional, check out the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Christmas Ornaments: he’’ll love you for it!

Peppermint Candy Christmas Ornaments Kids Party Craft Idea

1. Peppermint Candy Christmas Ornaments :: Hello Homebody, Inspired by American Girl magazine 
An easy DIY ornament, this peppermint candy Christmas ornament just screams Christmas! Melt peppermint candies in fun Christmas shapes using metal cookie cutters!

2. Cookie Cutter Ornaments :: Martha Stewart 
Use up scraps of festive holiday scrapbook paper or feature favorite family photos by attaching them to metal cookie cutters and stringing them for your tree!

Party Craft Idea Jersey Pom Pom Ornament for Kids
3. Jersey Pom Pom Ornament :: Skip to my Lou, Submitted by Melissa of I Still Love You Inspired by Martha Stewart 
Upcycle old t-shirts and let your kids turn them into beautiful jersey pom pom ornaments! They’re fun, easy and best of all, cheap!

Recycled Key Snowman Ornaments Kids Party Craft Ideas

4. Recycled Key Snowman Ornaments :: Crafts by Amanda 
All those extra keys you have lying around now have a purpose! Turn them into these adorable snowman ornaments to keep or give as gifts!
Kids Cork Snowman Ornament Party Craft Idea
5. Cork Snowman Ornament :: Seven Thirty Three, Submitted by Heather from Twin Dragonfly Designs 
This tiny little cork snowman ornament only requires 4 supplies (cork, paint, picture hanger & twine), but adds the perfect amount of festiveness to a Christmas tree or holiday package.

Reindeer Thumbprint Ornaments Party Craft Idea for Kids

6. Reindeer Thumbprint Ornaments :: The Happy Housewife, Made by Little Bit Funky 
A little craft paint, ball ornaments, a permanent marker and some tiny thumbs are all you need to help children make a keepsake reindeer thumbprint ornament for recipients to enjoy for years to come!

7. Upgrade a Plain Glass Ornament :: Country Living 
Plain glass ornaments be gone! There are so many simple ways to upgrade these ornaments by filing them with small candies or embellishments. Peacock feathers, faux snow and miniature trees are just a few ways to turn plain into precious!

Homemade Beaded Christmas Tree Ornaments for Kids Party Craft Idea

8. Homemade Beaded Christmas Tree Ornaments for Kids :: True Aim 
This homemade beaded Christmas tree ornament is the perfect choice for children to work on fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. Bonus—it only requires beads, wire and some ribbon or string from which to hang the final product!

Salt Dough Hand Print Ornament Party Craft Idea for Kids

9. Salt Dough Hand Print Ornament :: By Stephanie Lynn, Submitted by Kellie from Nest of Posies
Using common kitchen ingredients help children freeze their handprints in time with these sentimental salt dough hand print ornaments. A simple recipe and an hour of low temperature oven baking will result in cherished memories for a lifetime.

Kids Reindeer Ornament Party Craft Idea

10. Reindeer Ornament :: Little Wonders’ Days 
Clear glass ornaments get a reindeer makeover with the help of chenille stem antlers, acrylic paint eyes and nose and a brown paper shred center!

Party Craft Idea for Kids Cinnamon Applesauce Heart Ornaments

11. Cinnamon Applesauce Heart Ornaments :: Katy Elliott 
Let your kids bake up a little love for your tree in the form of these cinnamon applesauce heart ornaments.  Not only do they look cute, they smell great too!

12. DIY Photo Ornament Craft :: Celebrations 
Grab a photo ornament from the craft store and let your kids give it a personalized makeover using some of their favorite family photos!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Christmas Ornaments Kids Party Craft Idea

13. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Christmas Ornaments :: Addled Adventures 
Add a little cowabunga to your tree this year with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Christmas ornaments made from green ball ornaments, felt and googly eyes!

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Stephanie Keeping

Stephanie is in love with a boy named Sam. He has taught her that it’s okay to jump first and look later, to wear a dirty shirt to the park and to decide that today is a good day to take a nap in your rubber boots. She hangs out here blogging at Spaceships and Laser Beams and at our printable party shop on Etsy.