15 Ornaments Kids Can Make

December 16, 2015 Diane Homan


This is my first year having a kid who’s aware of Christmas and I could not be more excited! One of my favorite memories growing up is of decorating the Christmas tree with all of the ornaments my brothers and I made through the years. I don’t believe in those perfect trees you get from ornament sets from the store. I love trees that have memories hanging on every branch. 

Which brings me to this post. Right now I have an ornament set from Walmart hanging on the tree just so it won’t be bare. The ideas below are ones I have done or am planning to do with my little guy so that next year, we can start hanging memories. 

1. Salt Dough Ornaments from Mommypotamus

The possibilities are endless with salt dough! Use cookie cutters to make fun shapes, press little hands, feet, and thumbs in, paint them in fun colors – the sky’s the limit!

15 Ornaments Kids Can Make

2. Cinnamon Scented Ornaments from Homan at Home

Just like salt dough ornaments, but now you add a gorgeous cinnamon scent into the mix. Definitely my favorite on the list!

15 Ornaments Kids Can Make

3. Yarn Wrapped Ornaments from The Inspired Treehouse

This would be so easy even for little fingers!

15 Ornaments Kids Can Make

4. Thumbprint Rudolph from Little Bit Funky

I loved this cute idea. You get an adorable decoration, and a keepsake for years to come.

15 Ornaments Kids Can Make

5. Handprint Snowmen from Little Bit Funky

These snowmen are adorable and can help you remember how small your little one’s hands were!

15 Ornaments Kids Can Make

6. Kid Made Heart Ornament from Crafts on Sea

This is a classic. There’s tons of these hanging on my parents’ tree back in Alaska. They’re super simple and super cute!

15 Ornaments Kids Can Make

7. Reindeer Ornament from Craftaholics Anonymous

Another classic. You can decorate your reindeer too – add bows, holly leaves or whatever strikes your fancy!

15 Ornaments Kds Can Make

8. Frozen Inspired Snowflakes from Fireflies and Mud Pies

These are way easy and adorable. It would be fun to mix up the colors!

15 Ornaments Kids Can Make

9.  Christmas Tree Ornament from Ziggity Zoom

Another popsicle stick ornaments. I loved these because they look so versatile. You could use almost anything to decorate!

15 Ornaments Kids Can Make

10. Popsicle Stick Ornaments by Creative Me Inspired You

Okay, the designs here look a little ambitious (for me, I’m not even talking about the kids!), but the inspiration is great. I might try to paint a snowman or a North Pole barber pole.

15 Ornaments Kids Can Make

11. Pipe Cleaner Snowflake from The DIY Mommy

These are beautiful! I love them with clear beads on white glittery pipe cleaners.

15 Ornaments Kids Can Make

12. Stained Glass Ornaments from Happy Hooligans

These look like something a toddler could do and it would still look good. You know you’ve got hold of a good thing when that’s the case!

15 Ornaments Kids Can Make

13. Button Tree Ornament from Hands On As We Grow

Why stop at buttons? You could use dried pasta, beads, or anything that would fit!

15 Ornaments Kids Can Make

14. Stacked Button Tree from Beneath the Rowan Tree

Make a cute ornament and help your child practice their fine motor skills at the same time.

15 Ornaments Kids Can Make

15. Dried Pasta Ornaments from Cutting Tiny Bites

These are adorable, and they look impossible to mess up. A great idea!

15 Ornaments Kids Can Make

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15 Ornaments Kids Can Make


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Katie @ A Mother Thing

These are all so great! I’ve done salt dough ornaments with my kiddos, but so far nothing else. I want to so badly, though! šŸ™‚

Diane Homan

My 1 year old LOVED making the cinnamon ones. I hope you give one or two a try šŸ™‚


These are some great ideas for kids and adults!

Diane Homan

Thanks! My little one has loved making them šŸ™‚

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