We’ve just seen Halloween and just after one month, Christmas would be approaching. Most of the children will be excited about Christmas and would want to contribute in one way or the other. So, it is the best time to let your kids do some Christmas ornaments and crafts at home with the readily available things at home.
This time we want to present some ideas on Christmas ornament ideas for kids that can be easily done at home.
DIY Christmas Ornaments Ideas for Children
Spruce leaves ornaments: Here are some ornaments and decoratives that can be made with spruce leaves or Christmas tree. Take some long pieces out of spruce leaves, make loops and tie them up with a piece of string. And there you have it, an easy garland ornament for Christmas. But, don’t put it on the Christmas tree itself. No one will be able to see it.
Star Decoratives: You can easily make shiny star decoratives easily at home. All you need are thin cardboard rolls. Or you could make some at home. Bend those rolls so that they get this elliptical shape. Now, cut them into half inch pieces. Now you could make some of the very good star designs and decorative for the Christmas tree. Be creative, make different shapes of stars out of them. Not just stars, you could also make flowers and snowflake designs with them.
Sparkling Hangings: Here’s a good craft where you turn your old night bulbs into some of the very good handmade ornaments for your Christmas tree. If you happen to have old night bulbs at home, then you are lucky. Take those bulbs and apply glue on the glass and stick glitter on it without leaving behind any place. You can stick glitter of one color for each bulb or stick multiple colors in a pattern.
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Decorative Gift Box: Do you have gifts to offer this Christmas. Then, perhaps you need to make your own gift boxes. Making them is so much easier. All you need are cardboard boxes. If you have gifts of same size, then it’s a good idea to get boxes of same size. But if you have gifts that are different sizes, then you’ll need boxes of different sizes. So, decide first of all what kind of gifts that you’ll want to give to your friends and family. After you’ve decided on the size of gift box, go ahead and wrap it around with paper and be creative with it to decorate it.
Here’s another example of a Gift Box decorative for this Christmas.
Pine Cone Christmas Tree Decorative: Pine Cone is ideal for making a Christmas tree decorative. It is easy to be made into a Christmas tree because it’s almost in that shape. All you need to do is to color it and make it a Christmas tree decorative.
Old Baking Mold Ornaments: If you happen to have old baking molds at home that are lying around, use them to make ornaments by simply sticking pieces of ribbon to them. They can be used as ornaments for your Christmas tree.
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Star Sparklers: Here’s another easy to make ornament for your Christmas tree. All you need is a star shape cut out from a thin cardboard sheet, apply glue to it and sprinkle glitter on it. You can color each of the stars in different colors and add glitter accordingly. When you hang them on the Christmas tree, they just look very cool.
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Dove shaped ornaments: White doves represent peace and you can use them for your Christmas tree as a sign of peace and prosperity. All you need is a template of a flying dove. With a template, cut them out of thin white cardboard sheet and hang them from your Christmas tree.
Star with Twigs: Apart from making stars with paper, you can make a star with twigs. All you need are equal length twigs. Now tie them up in the pattern shown below. Make a number of stars like this and if it is possible, add some glitter to these stars as well.
A Small House and a Christmas Tree: Here is a good craft that can surprise people around you. You’ll be needing a cardboard box, a stand and a mini Christmas tree. With the cardboard box make a house by first painting it and then add doors and windows to it. Now, decorate the Christmas tree and place them together.
Easy Reindeer with Clips: If you happen to have those wooden clips for drying clothes at home, then it will be much easier for you to make them. All you need are 3 of those clips and a piece of cardboard or wooden chip, a pair of googly eyes and a puff for the nose.
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Paper Plate Reindeer: For this decorative, you’ll need two paper plates of different sizes, few strips of cardboard for the legs, ears, antlers and a tail and a ribbon to tie to hang it. Take the paper plates and bend them at the center and fold them into a semi-circle. Use the bigger piece for the body and the reindeer and use the smaller piece as its head. Glue the antlers, ears, eyes and snout on to the head and glue 4 pieces of cardboard strips as legs to the bigger plate. Now, glue the smaller plate to the bigger plate and your paper plate reindeer is ready.
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Cardboard Reindeer: Here’s another easy way to make a reindeer from cardboard. All you need is a cardboard strip, a pair of cardboard cutouts of the reindeer’s antlers, a pair of googly eyes, a snout and two pieces of ice cream stick. Roll the cardboard strip so as to make a circle and stick the ends. Now, on one end, stick the googly eyes, snout and draw a mouth. Now, on each of the sides, stick the ice cream sticks so as to support the reindeer’s antlers.
Picture Frame Reindeer: Here’s another interesting reindeer craft that can be so much fun and memorable for your family and friends. All you need are ice cream sticks, cardboard cutouts of reindeer heads, googly eyes and snouts. Make a rectangular frame with the ice cream sticks and stick the reindeer head to a frame. Now, color the entire frame and stick the googly eyes and the snout. Also, stick a loop of ribbon to the frame so that it can be hanged on the Christmas tree. Before you hang it, stick a photo to the frame from underneath.
Paper Roll Reindeer: Here’s another craft of reindeer. This can be very easily made as the part is available in almost every home. All you need are toilet paper rolls and a hand print cutout from a cardboard. Stick the hand print cutout on the top of the paper roll and on the opposite side stick a pair of eyes and a snout. And, your paper roll reindeer is ready.
Handprint Reindeer: Here’s an easy craft for toddlers and those small kids. All you need to do is to take a rough outline of your hand. After you’ve outlined it, cut it out carefully. Take the help of an adult while doing it. You could use a brown paper or you could simply color it with brown after cutting it. Now, stick a googly eye, a snout and some antlers to it and your reindeer is ready.
Paper Bag Reindeer: For this craft, all you need is a paper bag, a pair of antlers cutout from a sheet of cardboard, a pair of eyes and ears and a snout. Fold the upper portion of the bag and glue the antlers and ears to the side and glue the eyes and snout on the front.
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Paper Plate Reindeer: For this craft, you’ll need a paper plate and some cutouts for the eyes, ears, snout and antlers. Color the paper plate brown and after it dries, glue the antlers, ears, eyes and snout as shown in the picture below. And your reindeer craft is ready.
Ice Cream Stick Reindeer: Here’s an easy decorative ornament for the Christmas tree. All you need are 3 ice cream sticks, a pair of googly eyes, a puffy snout and a piece of ribbon to hang it on the Christmas tree. Take the ice cream sticks and glue them in a triangle shape. On one end, glue the puffy snout and right on top of the snout stick the eyes. The upper portion of the triangle acts like a pair of antlers, so you don’t need to worry about them.
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Paper Cone Reindeer: For this craft, you’d be needing a paper cone. You can cutout a paper cone from a circle. Take the help of an adult while cutting. After making the cone, cutout a pair of antlers, take a pair of googly eyes and a puffy snout and glue them on to the paper cone. If you don’t find brown color paper, don’t worry, after making the cone, just color the paper not just with brown, but any color that you want.
Paper Cup Reindeer: This is an easy craft which can be done using readily available paper cups. Cutout a pair of antlers from paper and glue them to a paper cup. Now, color the paper cup and your reindeer craft is ready.
Paper Roll Reindeer: This craft can be used as both as an ornament as well as a decorative for your Christmas tree. All you need are few small paper rolls, few twigs, a puffy snout and a pair of googly eyes. For the body of the reindeer take a paper roll, make four holes for the legs to fit in. Now, make a fifth hole for the neck to attach the head. For the head part, take another piece and make holes for the antlers. Now, glue the eyes and snout. Now right below the eyes and antlers make a hole to connect the neck region. And your antler is done.
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Pet Bottle Santa: Here’s an interesting craft for kids. Make Santa from left over pet bottles at home. Take a pet bottle and cut out 3 inches above the bottom. Now, on the top, cut out the bottle till the neck part. If you look at the neck part, it almost resembles Santa’s hat. Now, color it red or stick a red paper to it with white at the bottom of the hat. Also add a white puff on the top. Now draw out Santa on the bottom piece that you’ve cut and put the hat on Santa.
Hand print Santa: Make an outline of your hand and cut it out with the help of an adult. Now, take a piece of light brown paper and draw out Santa’s eyes, nose, mouth and moustache. Make a hat with a red color paper and stick it on top. Now, take the hand cutout and stick it at the bottom of the face and your Hand print Santa is ready.
Button Santa: This is another ornament that you can use for decorating your Christmas tree. All you need are few large buttons such as coat or jacket buttons. Make sure that these buttons are some of the very big buttons that you can find. Ask your mom some white colored woolen strands. These will act as Santa’s beard. For the hat part, make a small hat from a paper and glue it to on top of the button. For the nose part, you could use a red colored bead or another smaller button.
Paper Cup Santa: This is another ornament which would look nice on the Christmas tree. You’ll be needing a paper cup, a small paper cone that can act like Santa’s hat and a small piece of cardboard for Santa’s face. Now, color the paper cup in red and black for the belt. Glue the piece of Santa’s face on the bottom side of the cup and stick the paper cone on top of it. Don’t forget to draw eyes, nose and Santa’s beard.
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Balloon Santa: This is another piece of decorative that you can decorate your whole house with. For this you’ll need white balloons. After blowing air into the white balloons and sealing them, take an adult’s help and glue hands, hat and Santa’s face onto the balloon. Just be a little careful while handling balloons because they are very sensitive and pop up easily.
Paper Cone Santa: These are easy to make Christmas decorative. Firs you’ll need to make paper cones. After making paper cones, you’ll need to color them with appropriate colors and make Santa’s face on the cone and your paper cone Sana is ready. If you’re making smaller cones, you can use them to decorate your Christmas tree with them.
Ice Cream Stick Santa: For this decorative, you’ll need ice cream sticks. Carefully glue ice cream sticks together to give them the shape of Santa’s face and hat. Color it at appropriate places and glue a piece of ribbon so that it can hang on the Christmas tree.
Paper Plate Santa: For this decorative, you’ll need a paper place, red color and few pieces of cardboard for Santa’s face, hands and legs. Use the plate Santa’s belly and hence, you need to color it red. After the red color dries up, you can use a black color strip as Santa’s belt. Now, for the face, use a cardboard cutout. Make sure that you glue long strips of white paper as Santa’s beard. Also, stick hands and legs to the paper plate and your paper plate Santa is ready.
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