I’ve been pushing the Handmade Christmas idea this year, and this is primarily my mother’s fault. She’s the one who is insisting on removing store-bought from our holidays.
And while it forces us to be creative when it comes to presents, it’s much easier when Christmas decor is involved. Because my kids have to be involved in every.single.thing I do, I’ve curated a collection of 30 handmade Christmas ornaments that even the little beaners can make.
Melanie from In a Blink, shows how to make this simple Christmas Present ornament using popsicle sticks.
Turn paper towel tubes into this glittery poinsettia ornmanet. Craft Klatch has the deets!
I love this super simple, but fun, snowball ornament made by One Artsy Mama!
Alex, from Northstory, has a great tutorial for Salt Dough Ornaments. A classic.
I know we’re doing this one. Pom-pom ornaments that are easy and vibrant by Feels Like Home.
Speaking of classics, did you do this in grade school? Make a candy cane ornament with Fourth Avenue Kitchen.
This is too cute! Get inspired to have your kids’ faces on the tree with Elementary Art fun!
Fall sometimes travels into Christmas. Make this fabulous muffin-dress Owl with Skip to my Lou.
If you have any leftover juice or milk cartons, this ornament by Pitter and Glink is perfect for the tree!
If you have pasta hiding in the cupboard, why not make snowflakes with your kidlets, as shown on Katy Elliot.
Handprint ornaments have made their way all ’round Pinterest, and Confessions of a Home-Schooler shows you how.
You can have a few treats while you make this snowflake. Parents Magazine has the tutorial.
I love all-things-glittery. This glitter ornament tutorial, written by The Ornament Girl, shows how to make these for your own tree.
These simple felt candycanes are easy for little ones to make. Head to Better Homes and Gardens to get more.
These cupcake ornaments would be a huge hit with my girls. Stephanie Lynn has the tutorial on her blog, Under the Table and Dreaming.
These sweet little Christmas tree ornaments would be so much fun to make with the kids. Head to Craft Passion for the tutorial.
This wreath would be great for little fingers just learning how to string beads. Details are on Martha Stewart.com.
And if you’re already playing with buttons, what about his adorable snowman ornament? This is great for those just learning how to glue. Scrappin’ With DeeDee has the tutorial.
Or this Christmas tree button ornament created by Daisy Mae Belle – get the tutorial here.
Finally, break out the pins and buttons to create this ornament as shown on Embracing Messy.
Perhaps the tree you want to decorate is outside? Head to Saltwater Kids to learn how to make this birdseed gingerbread man.
These bottle cap reindeer are simple to make and are so cute! One Artsy Mama has the tutorial.
Or turn them into these sweet little reindeer like Angie made on The Country Chic Cottage!
This sweet little owl is a cinch to make after reading Sarah’s tutorial on Repeat Crafter Me.
If your kidlets can spell, have them use Scrabble letters to create Christmas ornaments, as shown by Mine for the Making.
Lauren from The Thinking Closet has a great tutorial for this twine ornament. How cool is this?
And isn’t this Angel Pinecone ornament so precious? Make this after reading Morganized Chaos’s tutorial.
You can continue with the natural, rustic look with this darling Cinnamon Stick Star, created by Jo-Anna of A Pretty Life in the Suburbs.
Last, but not least, make these darling little pinecone elves with the kiddos. They’re so sweet, and can be found on Better Homes and Gardens.
I know that I’m inspired after looking at this great collection. Tell me, what ornament will you be making with your kids this year?
Looking for more ornament inspiration?
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Kids Can Make Christmas Ornaments