Crafting is a great way to get in quality time with your kids, while helping them use their imaginations, broaden their creativity, strengthen their fine motor skills, and more. Put on the hot cocoa (and Christmas music!), and have a great time around the table with these easy DIY Christmas ornaments!
Ribbon Christmas Trees
Quick, easy, and inexpensive to make, these ribbon Christmas trees will look great adorning a tree or package. Great for kids’ fine motor skills, the video tutorial will guide you through all the tips and tricks. Personalize with your favorite colors and patterns.
Scrabble Tiles
Practice spelling as you and the kids create some of your favorite Christmas sayings for the tree. Pick up loose Scrabble tiles at yard sales, thrift stores, or order online. Create “Let It Snow” via the tutorial and then embrace your imaginations!
Mason Jar Lid Ornaments
Simple and classic, these ornaments will be crowd pleasers and are a great way to use up fabric scraps from worn out flannel shirts. Guard the glue gun carefully around little fingers. Personalize with stickers, cutouts, or paints.
Melted Crayon Ornaments
The perfect DIY ornament for kids–because no doubt your house is full of broken crayons. Clean them out and use them up with this easy ornament. Purchase the glass bulbs in bulk at a dollar store and keep an eye on the kids and the hairdryer.
Scrap Ribbon Tree Ornament
So easy to make, these rustic ornaments will charm your tree. Use up ribbon scraps or buy inexpensive spools at your favorite craft store. Set the kids on a mission to find the best twigs outside and then practice knot tying (and hope it carries over to the shoes)!
Reindeer Thumbprint
Super sweet and a wonderful way to commemorate your kids’ ages, these reindeer thumbprint ornaments make great keepsakes. Sharpies are all you need to personalize each reindeer–don’t forget to write the kids’ initials!
Paint Chip Christmas Trees
Grab some paint chip samples in all the greens, cut a triangle, and go to town with decorations. Ribbons or stickers are great for little ones or use buttons with older kids.
Happy decorating!