6 Homemade Ornaments to Make With Your Kids

My 6-year old had been asking to put our tree up since September. So on the first weekend in December, we brought it out and put it up. It was a lot of fun!

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The best part is going through and looking at all the ornaments and hanging them up. Most of our ornaments are handmade, either at home or at school. And they have a lot of great memories attached to them. 

This year we are going to make a few more. The kids and I did a little search on Pinterest and found some that we really liked and that were totally doable at home. 

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Here are 6 Homemade Ornaments to Make With Your Kids.

1. Fingerprint Heart Ornaments
These lovely handmade ornaments with a heart in the centre are not only simple to make, but would also make a gift that is truly from the heart.

Photo Source: Mama Papa Bubba
Photo Source: Mama Papa Bubba

2. Salt Dough Ornaments
These ornaments are so simple yet you get to be very creative in what you want to make and how you decorate them .
Salt Dough Ornaments
3. Melting Bead Ornaments
This ornament craft is perfect for those little hands. All you need are beads and metal cookie cutters and you’ll be able to make so many wonderful ornaments that the kids can be proud of.

Photo Source: Crystal and Comp
Photo Source: Crystal and Comp

4. Pompom Ornaments
Another super simple homemade ornament idea that even your preschooler can make without getting bored and walking away. 

Pom pom Ornaments
Photo Source: Feels Like Home Blog

5. Melted Crayon Ornaments
We all have little broken pieces of crayons around the house. This great idea uses those broken crayons to make a great ornament that looks good and is functional.

Photo Source: Emma Owl
Photo Source: Emma Owl

6. Perler Bead Ornaments 
We love perler beads all year round so this year we decided to make make ornaments with them. There are so many great ideas like Christmas trees, snowflakes, snowmen and more!

Photo from Pinterest
Photo from Pinterest

Last year we made salt dough ornaments and this year we made some great perler bead ornaments! 

All of these are great holiday crafts to do with your kids and it would be a fun tradition to do every year. They would be wonderful to put on your Christmas tree or even to give as a personal gift from your children to someone as well.

If you like these but want even more homemade ornament ideas, check out this Pinterest board.

What is your family’s favorite ornament to date?

4 thoughts on “6 Homemade Ornaments to Make With Your Kids

  1. We’ve made the salt dough ornaments before but haven’t done any of the others. I can’t wait to try some of them! The kids love making ornaments and it’s such a fun tradition to do it together. Thanks for sharing these!

  2. I always loved making Christmas ornaments with my mother and my sister. I love having a Christmas tree decorated only with homemade Christmas ornaments!

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