Here’s a collection of the best Christmas ornaments for kids to make! Kids will enjoy creating these ornaments, and then displaying them on the tree for years to come.

We are not one of those families that has a matchy Christmas tree. Ours does not have a theme with beautiful ornaments that all coordinate with each other. Instead, we have a random hodge-podge of ornaments that we have collected over the years, including ones that the kids have picked out and ones they have made. Personally, I love it that way! It feels like a tree full of memories!

Christmas Ornaments for Kids to Make

Each year, our kids get to pick out one new ornament to purchase. When Aidan was studying Egypt in second grade, he found a mummy ornament! Last year, Jonathan picked out a cowboy boot. We’ve got it all on that tree, from birds and dogs to Sesame Street characters and Thomas the Tank Engine.

When we make our own ornaments, we like to stick with simple craft supplies and classic holiday designs. I think you’ll find all of these ornaments to be festive, and do-able!

How this Post Works: Below, you’ll find a collection of Christmas ornaments for kids to make from this site and from around the web. Click on the link to find instructions for each ornament.

Christmas Ornaments for Kids to Make

One of our favorites was this Sparkly Pom Pom Ball Ornament.

These Cardboard Gingerbread Man Ornaments would be fun to do with preschoolers (if you do the cutting for them) or with older kids.

Kids who like Hot Wheels cars will enjoy making this Bringing Home the Christmas Tree ornament!

Here are 4 Classic Felt Christmas Ornaments to make. There are printable patterns in the post.

Turn a clothespin into an adorable Clothespin Toy Soldier Ornament! This is one of our favorites.

These Cardboard Reindeer Ornaments are made from simple materials, and they’re so cute!

If your kids like Perler beads, they’ll enjoy making these Perler Bead Christmas Ornaments! Print patterns for making 11 different designs.

Another one of our favorite Christmas crafting materials is wood slices. Here are four adorable Wood Slice Ornaments to make.

Here’s an adorable Craft Stick Nativity Ornament to make from I Heart Arts and Crafts. This would look so beautiful on the tree!

We love making ornaments out of salt dough. Here are some lovely Gingerbread Clay Ornaments from The Imagination Tree.

Another simple idea is to make some Craft Stick Star Ornaments, like these ones from Toddler Approved. These are perfect for preschoolers, on up through elementary aged kids. Older kids can do more complicated painting and decorating.

These Scrap Ribbon Tree Ornaments are just beautiful! Make these with any colors of ribbon you like.


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  1. Archer Dec 14, 2019

    Just a note to first say thank you for having a site that keeps Christ in Christmas. Second, as a single father & grandfather, that raised my daughter and now am helping raise my grandson, thank you for having some great ideas for my grandson & I to work on together. May God bless you and your family.

  2. Mandie Nov 21, 2020

    I’m sorry to hear one your little ones has come down with covid, I do hope she makes a full recovery and the rest of you stay safe, living in the UK we are all on lockdown right now and hoping for a relatively normal Christmas (especially as it’s my daughters Birthday too!I love the ‘Christmas tree on a car’ idea!


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