10 Homemade Holiday Ornaments for Kids

Making holiday ornaments for the Christmas tree is a special tradition and memory for so many kids! They are a great way to display kids’ creativity prominently during the holidays, and stock up on family keepsakes. It’s fun to see how everyone’s creativity changes over the years and reminisce on the holidays you have been lucky enough to spend together. :)

Ice Sun Catchers (All Ages)

These lovely outdoor ornaments are easy to make and look spectacular! You can freeze almost anything inside them: bits from your Christmas tree, little beads, leaves, and so much more.

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Homemade Dough Ornaments (Ages 3-16)

Create these nature-inspired dough decorations with an easy no-bake recipe for white dough that hardens overnight. Using tree trimmings and alphabet stamps made them extra special and unique!

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Foil Punch Ornaments (Ages 5-12)

This holiday season, repurpose extra pie tins into luminary decorations for the Christmas tree. Show your holiday spirit by exploring new shapes, patterns, and lighting!

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Möbius Strip Ornaments (Ages 9-16)

Artists and mathematicians have a long history of developing impossible shapes and forms that can’t exist in reality. There’s one “impossible” object that you can easily make at home: The Möbius Strip. It’s a three-dimensional shape with only one side, and it’s perfect for holiday decorating!

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Pipe Cleaner Snowflakes (Ages 2-6)

Have some wintery fun creating these super simple snowflakes. They make for great handmade tree ornaments!

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Peppermint Wreath Ornaments (Ages 4-9)

Pretty, simple wreaths made entirely from peppermints! Just put them in the oven, and let them make some holiday magic.

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Light-Up Terrarium Ornaments (Ages 5-9)

A modern and natural way to decorate a small Christmas tree. It’s a fun way to use the moss and various natural curiosities that you collect.

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Felted Wool Ornaments (Ages 3-9)

These felted wool decorations look cozy, and make for a fun hands-on project for the kiddos.

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Pressed Flower Ornaments (Ages 7-16)

Create beautiful pressed flower decorations, which can also double as great gift tags. If you have some leaves or flowers you want to preserve, try this DIY!

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Newspaper Ornaments (Ages 4-9)

This is an easy and fun craft perfect for the kids who have entered the dinosaur phase! The best part for adults is that the ingredients can be pulled from the recycling bin.

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To get all the materials and directions for handmade ornaments delivered to your door, check out our projects and purchase one before they all get snatched up! All of these are under $20.

Doodle Crate Chalkboard Ornaments (Ages 9-16+)

Create perfectly personalized ornaments with a little bit of chalkboard paint, chalk, and chalk markers! Transform blank wooden shapes and decorate them in your own style. Best of all, you can wipe these shapes clean and redecorate them whenever you want.

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Kiwi Crate Jumping Penguin (Ages 5-8)

Learn about levers while having some holiday fun. Build this project and pull the cord to see a penguin jump for joy!

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Doodle Crate Felted Ornaments (Ages 9-16+)

Discover the art of needle felting while creating giftable holiday ornaments. Kids can learn how to make a penguin, a snowman, and a Santa, or create their own unique designs.

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Wishing you happy holidays and merry Christmas tree! Let us know how you like to decorate your tree in the comments below.

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