Here’s a list of DIY Christmas ornaments crafts for kids and adults that make decorating the tree fun!
Making homemade Christmas ornament crafts is one of my family’s favorite Christmas traditions. So we thought we’d share a list of the beautiful handmade Christmas ornaments we’ve made to decorate our Christmas tree over the years. DIY Christmas ornaments are a fun way to connect with children and bring everyone together to create meaning in the classroom before winter break and at home for the holidays.
Nothing is more rewarding than a Yule or Christmas tree decorated with gorgeous handmade Christmas ornaments. Unfortunately, many Christmas ornament crafts made by or with children often find their way into the trash bin instead of onto the Christmas tree–at least after the first year they are made–but this list of DIY Christmas ornament crafts is different.
Scroll down to find a gorgeous collection of handmade ornaments for Christmas that kids and adults can make to turn your Christmas tree into a festive holiday decoration you can be proud of. And best of all, you can store most of these Christmas ornament crafts to decorate the Christmas tree year after year–unlike other flimsy handmade Christmas ornaments and crafts that fall apart or deteriorate a few days after you make them. You might also enjoy this list of Christmas gifts kids can make.
Christmas Ornament Crafts for Kids and Adults
Below you will find a collection of handmade Christmas ornaments and fun crafts my daughter and I have made over the years for our Christmas tree. Coming up with new and unique Christmas crafts and making new Christmas ornaments every year is a Christmas Tradition that my family has always loved. Look at the homemade Christmas ornament DIY project tutorials below for ideas and inspiration to add to your festive holiday decor!
We always make a few more homemade Christmas ornaments to add to our collection each year. And I’m sure we will make many more Christmas crafts to add to this list of homemade Christmas ornaments kids can help make. So, please bookmark this page, so you don’t miss our latest creations. You might also enjoy this list of homemade Christmas card crafts. Merry Christmas–happy crafting!
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DIY Christmas Ornaments You Can Make with Children
Here’s a gorgeous collection of handmade Christmas ornaments and crafts you can use to decorate your Christmas tree and reuse year after year–and when your children are adults, they will have a tree full of Christmas memories to reflect on.
1. Acorn Marble Ornaments
With this easy step-by-step Christmas craft tutorial, use marbles and natural acorn caps from oak trees to make gorgeous rustic ornaments for the Christmas tree.
2. Angel Ornaments
Here’s a Christmas angel craft that children can help make that you will enjoy hanging on the Christmas tree year after year. These sweet DIY Christmas ornaments also make a great gift idea for someone special, especially anyone who has recently lost a loved one.
3. Baby Jesus Christmas Ornament
This rustic walnut shell manger ornament is a fun Christmas craft for kids, teens, and adults. And making baby Jesus ornament crafts to hang on the Christmas tree is a lovely way to share the holiday spirit and connect with children during the holidays.
4. Beaded Snowflake Ornaments
Here’s a DIY Christmas ornament craft tutorial that will add sparkle and shine to your Yule or Christmas tree. This easy snowflake ornament craft tutorial shares how to make gorgeous beaded snowflake ornaments. Both kids and adults will enjoy this simple winter craft.
5. Christmas Elf Ornaments
Christmas ornament crafts like this sweet idea will surely put a smile on anyone’s face. Use wooden peg dolls and felt to make these cute little Christmas elves inspired by the book “The Christmas Wish.”
6. Orange Slice Ornaments
This easy traditional Christmas craft tutorial teaches how to dry oranges and make them into dried orange sun wheel ornaments. DIY orange slice ornaments can last up to two years when put away correctly and stored in a cool and dry location. Make some sweet and fragrant natural ornaments to adorn your Christmas or Yule tree with this easy Christmas ornament craft for kids and adults.
7. Christmas Tree Twig Ornaments
Here’s a simple, elegant, and beautiful Christmas ornament DIY project tutorial kids and adults can make. Make a few twig tree’s to add to your festive holiday DIY decor this winter!
8. Snowman Ornament
My daughter squealed with excitement when I asked her if she wanted to build a snowman, and I’ll bet yours will too! This step-by-step DIY Christmas ornament craft tutorial teaches how to make clay snowman ornaments for the Christmas tree in various fun and festive ways.
9. Olaf Ornaments Kids Can Make
Toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarteners love to build Olaf Christmas ornaments. Go ahead, and ask your kids if they want to build a snowman with this Christmas ornament craft for kids. I bet yours will love this festive holiday decoration as much as mine.
10. Easy Snowman Head Christmas Ornament
Make snowman head ornaments with this simple step-by-step Christmas ornament DIY tutorial. Children love to decorate the Christmas tree with them!
11. Rhinestone Pinecone Ornaments
Add a little rustic bling to your Christmas tree with DIY rhinestone pinecone ornaments! This Christmas ornament craft is an easy book-inspired nature craft kids can make.
12. Wood Slice Alphabet Ornaments
Here’s a fun DIY Christmas ornament craft idea for toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarteners that makes learning the alphabet fun. Or, make these fun Christmas ornament crafts spell your family name, Merry Christmas, Joy, etc. These rustic alphabet ornaments are perfect for homeschoolers and look great hanging on a Christmas tree in the kindergarten.
More Christmas Crafts and Fun Ideas for Kids and Families
Help the kids make beautiful gifts, keep them busy, and create meaning, beginning with this list of Christmas Traditions! Or, scroll through the Christmas crafts listed here for inspiration:
- Fingerprint Lights Christmas Cards – Put little fingers to work with this easy Christmas craft, or try reverse fingerprint Christmas tree cards.
- Watercolor Christmas Tree Cards – Use watercolor paintings and children’s artwork to make these simple Christmas cards.
- Simple Stone Christmas Advent Calendar – Make a homemade advent calendar out of stones with this easy nature-inspired Christmas idea. Or, try a spiral advent.
- Holy Family Nativity Scene – Make this easy DIY wooden peg doll holy family nativity scene as home decor this season.
- Rhinestone Pinecone Crafts – Add a little rustic bling to your Christmas decor with rhinestone pinecones. This is an easy winter nature craft kids, and adults can make!
- Homemade Gifts Kids Can Make – Handmade gifts from children are always a hit with parents and grandparents. Give any of these gorgeous homemade gift ideas a try!
- Handprint, Footprint, and Fingerprint Christmas Crafts – Make beautiful Christmas keepsakes, cards, and gifts with this fun collection of art made by little hands and feet.
- Christmas Art Projects for Kids – Get your favorite art supplies out of the craft closet and try these Christmas painting ideas!
Homemade Christmas Ornaments DIY
Making Christmas ornaments and spending time with the kids honoring other Christmas traditions will help you and your family create memories that last a lifetime! Try these festive holiday ideas or find inspiration to make homemade Christmas ornaments with your children.
You might also enjoy this Winter Bucket List filled with Seasonal Activities and Crafts for children and adults of all ages. It’s not just a list but a virtual treasure trove of ideas to keep the kids busy learning through play all winter long.
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