One December craft I love are Christmas ornament crafts made by kids. Not only do I have several that my kids have made through the years, but I even have one or two that I made when I was in elementary school! My favorite Christmas ornament crafts are ones that include finger prints, hand prints, or pictures of the kids.
This is a great time to start creating some Christmas ornament crafts with your kids, whether you decide to keep them for your own tree or give them as gifts to family members. Don’t worry though – even if you see this later and you’re in a time crunch, there are some very quick and easy Christmas ornament crafts on this list too.
I purposefully made sure to find ornaments that would appeal to kids and families with a variety of ages and skill levels. You’re sure to find the perfect Christmas ornament craft in this list of 20 awesome ideas.
Christmas Ornament Crafts for Kids
Handprint Santa Ornament from Messy Little Monster – Now that most of my kids have larger hands than me, this feels extra darling
Salt Dough Fingerprint Christmas Tree from Messy Little Monster – I know, it’s more fingerprints. One day when the kids tower over you, this little fingerprints will be a reminder of when they were small.
Christmas Bubble Wrap Salt Dough Decorations from Crafty Kids at Home – I love the texture on these ornaments!
Handprint Snowman Christmas Ornament from Real Life at Home – While this is an older post from this site, it is still such a sweet and relatively easy ornament craft to do. Plus, I’m a sucker for those little handprints!
Sparkly Craft Stick Christmas Tree from Living Montessori Now – I think my 12 year old would still like to make these! So sparkly!
Felt Christmas Tree Ornament Craft from Easy Peasy and Fun – This ornament would be especially perfect to make with kids just learning to do some hand sewing. (My daughter loves sewing on buttons right now because of her FACS class.)
Popsicle Stick Reindeer Christmas Ornament from The Kindergarten Connection – Another inexpensive craft that won’t break the bank to do with a large group
Elf Peg Doll Ornaments from Rhythms of Play – These have several steps to them, but they are so charming!
Mitten Button Ornament from Adventure in a Box – If your kids love buttons, they’ll love decorating these mitten-shaped ornaments.
Domino Christmas Ornament Crafts from Real Life at Home – Whether you have an old set of dominoes that you don’t want to use anymore or you plan to pick up a set of inexpensive dominoes for this craft, this is a really fun, open-ended ornament craft perfect for all ages and skill levels.
3D Snowman Craft Ornament from Kids Craft Room – These snowmen ornaments are so colorful! I like that this could give kids a chance to make choices about what colors and materials they wanted to use.
Handmade Vintage Diorama Ornaments from EDVentures with Kids – These ornaments use old Christmas cards as the setting for these very cool vintage-inspired diorama ornaments. These might be difficult for younger kids, but older kids may go crazy for how creative they can get with these!
Easy Homemade Salt Dough Ornaments from Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers – These are fun to whip up a batch of and let the kids use cookie cutters and paint to make their own ornaments.
God’s Eye Ornament (also known as Ojo de Dios) from Real Life at Home – This traditional yarn wrapped craft is easily made into an ornament. I love the possibility of colors on these.
Jingle Bell Wreath Ornament from Jinxy Kids – Kids love jingle bells. Well, most of them, anyway. This easy ornament craft may be loud in a large group, but it would be a hit.
3D Printable Jesse Tree Ornaments from Drawn 2B Creative – This is a whole set of 24 printable ornaments that you can use for a Jesse Tree. These aren’t free, but this would be a great ongoing project to do throughout Advent.
Pony Bead Christmas Ornaments from Cutesy Crafts – This is more involved than some of the other pony bead ornaments, but it’s still very easy to do. I love the look of this one!
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