Craft Stick Ornaments



We’ve had quite a few snow days already this year…  And when you’re snowed in, crafting is a great activity to keep kids occupied!

This last snow day I pulled out the red and green craft sticks I bought a month or so ago.  My daughter used a few to make a triangle, and the idea for our next craft was born!


simple craft stick Christmas tree ornaments


Materials needed for craft stick ornaments:

  • Craft Sticks
  • Hot Glue
  • Craft Glue
  • Cotton Balls, Glitter, Sequins, Stickers, Ribbon, etc.


To create your own craft stick ornaments with the kids, first use hot glue to form triangles.

Then allow the kids to get creative!


A triangle made with red craft sticks can become a Santa hat with the addition of a few cotton balls.


craft stick ornaments


Green craft sticks can become a Christmas tree with a few sequins and some glitter.

craft stick ornament


When we crafted, I tried not to give too much input into what they could create.  I really wanted their ornaments to be uniquely their own — and they were!

The 4 year-old picked through all the craft supplies until he found some foam car stickers…  He also got out the markers and drew our family on one ornament.


craft stick ornament


Be sure to write your child’s name and the date on the back of the ornaments they create.  It’s fun to look back through them over the years.


Looking for other kid-made ornament ideas?

Check out our beaded Christmas ornaments, Play-Doh ornaments,  and sparkly pine cone ornaments!

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  1. Another fun activity and so creative. I love the Santa hat.
    Donna DM Yates recently posted..Believing in Yourself The Bee Gees

  2. I love your crafts for kids..they are always so easy and so cute. I pray the Lord will bless you this Christmas season! Kids are getting so big! :) Blessings!
    shari lynne @ faith filled food for moms recently posted..Snowball Cookies #SweetCreations Cookie Exchange

    1. Thank you. And, yes, they are getting big! I’m actually in the middle of hunting through the hand-me-downs hoping to find longer pants for each of them. LOL.

      May you have a wonderful Christmas too!

  3. These are cute! I love simple crafts :)
    Emma recently posted..Cardboard and String Ornaments

  4. Oh good… another easy craft I can do with the kiddos in the coming days while they bounce off the walls waiting for Santa!!!! Thanks friend!
    Chris Carter recently posted..My Favorite Christmas Gifts To Give

    1. LOL — Mine are bouncing off the walls as I type. Too much sugar and too much excitement over the big day coming!

      Have a wonderful Christmas!

  5. Another fantastic and simple idea for Christmas, so good to do with the kids when the weather is not so good for outside play!
    Eva @ The Multitasking Mummy recently posted..It’s The Silly Season #MummyMondays

  6. I am so glad that the image of your daughter was of pomegranate splatter! I thought she got some rash over Christmas! The worst! haha! Enjoy your blogging break! Thanks so much for stopping by the Critters And Crayons Facebook Page today- I am always glad to connect to with other bloggers!
    tricia recently posted..Parenting Is Like Sledding. Sled Optional.

    1. LOL — Yes, I guess it does look like a rash at first! Nope, that’s just my girl, doing things her way, even after I make a suggestion.

      Thanks so much for returning the stop — I really did love your sled/parenting metaphor!

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