It’s that time of year, the time when evergreen trees, adorned with colorful ornaments, bring a bit of sparkle to homes everywhere.
Out of all the bling on the Christmas tree, some of my very favorites are homemade, especially ones my children have made over the years.
If you’re like me and treasure those kid-made ornaments, than you will love this collection of beautiful handmade Christmas ornaments for kids.
If you are looking for fun kids Christmas crafts to do this season, you just can’t go wrong with something for the tree.
These Christmas ornaments kids can make are perfect if you are looking for fun activities to add to your Christmas countdown.
You might also enjoy some of these Christmas STEM activities.
Homemade Christmas Ornaments
DIY Jesse Tree Ornaments — A Jesse tree is a beautiful way to teach kids the reason for the holiday season. These homemade Jesse tree ornaments are perfect for kids to make to go with the scripture readings.
Beaded Christmas Ornaments — From simple red and white beaded candy canes, to sparkling icicles and beaded star ornaments, kids of all ages will have fun making these 4 beautiful Christmas tree ornaments.
Christmas Flower Ornament — Find out how your child can recycle old cardboard tubes to make stunning red flowers that sparkle.
Melted Plastic Cup Ornaments — Add a bit of science to your crafting with this Christmas ornament for kids.
Play-Doh Ornaments — This homemade ornament idea is a great way to use that play dough that’s starting to dry up.
Lego Ornament — This fun idea is a must for kids who love Legos.
Recycled Christmas Card Ornament — Create ornaments with memories of last year’s cards.
Craft Stick Snowman — This kid made Christmas ornament is super easy and perfect for toddlers and preschoolers.
Crystal Icicle Ornaments — Mix science with art and create beautiful crystals you can hang on the tree.
Pine Cone Reindeer — Kids will have fun transforming a pine cone into an adorable reindeer for the tree.
Dragonfly Ornament — You will love these whimsical tree decorations.
Sparkly Craft Stick Snowflake — Every tree needs a little sparkle. Your child will love making these simple snowflakes.
Ribbon Christmas Tree — These ribbon trees look elegant and would make a cute homemade teacher gift.
DIY Beach Ornament — This plastic ball ornament is a fun way to keep vacation memories alive all year long.
Styrofoam and Button Ornaments –This is a super easy ornament for even the youngest to make.
Button Wreath — Kids will have fun making this ornament with discarded buttons.
Puzzle Piece Wreath — Here is a fun way to recycle those puzzles with missing pieces.
Yarn Wrapped Trees — Kids love to play with yarn. This simple tree ornament would be perfect for kindergartners.
Paper Straw Wreath — Toddlers and preschoolers will have fun working on patterns while making these.
Plastic Cup Bell — Every tree should have a bell. Your child can make this one in just a few minutes.
Scrap Ribbon Christmas Tree — I love the simplicity in these easy to make ornaments.
Craft Stick Stars — Looking for something super simple? Make these stars ahead of time and let your toddler or preschooler decorate them with glitter glue and sequins.
Pine Cone Ornaments — Every tree needs a bit of sparkle. Gather the kids together to create these glittery pine cones to decorate the tree.
Cinnamon Ornaments — Kids will love how fragrant these ornaments are.
Once the tree is decorated with plenty of homemade Christmas ornaments for kids, be sure to check out our free printable Christmas scavenger hunt.
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Originally published November 26, 2017.