12 Simple Christmas Ornaments for Kids

By: Julia Litz, editor of

Christmas is the perfect time to get the family involved in crafty activities. Start working on these 12 simple Christmas ornaments for kids - each project is fun and easy to complete. Soon your tree will be covered in handmade keepsakes.

Kids' ornament crafts can be a wonderful source of pride and excitement during the Christmas season. They are also a great way to express creativity and explore the meaning of the season. Each of these homemade kids' ornaments is an excuse to turn off the TV, put down the video recorder and step away from the cell phone. Turn crafting into family learning time during the most wonderful time of the year!

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Simple Christmas Ornaments for Kids

Wet Felted Wool Cookie Cutter Ornaments

When it comes to kids, you have to keep it simple. You don't have to find the most intricate project to keep them entertained. They'll likely enjoy a project that uses fun materials and has easy-to-follow steps.

Ballerina Ornament - Use your fabric stash and save on craft materials. This project is the definition of cheap and easy.

Five Fingers Snowman Ornament - No more boring plain ornaments! Use acrylic paints and little hands to complete this craft.

Beaded Candy Canes - Bead and wire is all you'll need for this simple project! Encourage kids to create an alternating pattern with using red and white beads.

Wet Felted Wool Cookie Cutter Ornaments - This may seem like a complicated concept, but it's actually super easy! Kids will love poking the wool as it sits in soapy water.


Kids' Ornament Crafts

Ice Cream Cone Ornaments

Kids' ornament crafts are notoriously inexpensive to make. This can be a good thing (no need to spend hard-earned cash on these projects) or a bad thing (easily breakable, flimsy finished products). Each of these projects is a good kind of cheap - inexpensive, fun to make and perfect for an afternoon activity.

Craft Stick Christmas Tree Ornament - Buy a bag of craft sticks and you're set for the season!

Stuffed Star Ornaments - Have kids stuff each of these star ornaments. Allow older children to stitch each one by hand.

Ice Cream Cone Ornaments - Deliciously adorable and fun to make - what could be better?

Merry Stitches Ornaments - Another craft for older children. Supervise as they stitch their own fun designs.


Homemade Kids' Ornaments

Nest Ornament

Make this a season to remember. Each of these projects can easily become an after school activity. Kids will reap the rewards if they are exposed to creativity and bonding time with family and friends.

Nest Ornament - Decorate your own nest with this cute and easy project.

Sparkly Leaf Ornament - A fun fall craft - save your leaves in a plastic bag and take them out in the winter.

Polymer Clay Christmas Ornaments - Polymer clay is a fun craft medium for kids of all ages.

Reindeer Bell Ornament - Pipe cleaners, googly eyes and pompoms are transformed into a tiny reindeer.

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