DIY Christmas tree ornaments with children: Finally time for Christmas fun with the whole family

Written by Kremena Ruseva

Is there anything more beautiful and Christmassy than a craft project for the whole family? DIY Christmas tree ornaments with children and craft ideas are a part of December and bring joy and Christmas cheer to young and old alike. Bring the family together for hours of holiday fun, paper cutting and homemade Christmas decorations.

How to make simple Christmas tree ornaments using popsickle sticks?

Unique DIY Christmas tree ornaments with children easy craft ideas


With the holiday season just around the corner, it’s time to make some cute homemade ornaments to decorate the tree. You can also attach these to gifts or the kids can give them to their grandparents, aunts and uncles. This special touch gives your gifts even more meaning. And the recipients will also have something to hang on their own tree every year.

DIY Popsicle stick snowflakes for the Christmas tree

Christmas tree decoration craft with children simple snowflake


All you need are popsicle sticks, blue paint, silver pipe cleaners, glue, markers and rhinestones.

Paint three popsicle sticks in blue and glue them together in the center to form a snowflake. Wrap a silver pipe cleaner around the center to strengthen it. Using a silver metallic marker, draw the pattern you want on the snowflake. Add self-adhesive rhinestones for extra sparkle.

Make Christmas tree ornaments with the children

DIY popsicle stick Christmas tree to hang with the kids

With 5 sticks, green paint, a couple of colored pipe cleaners and rhinestones, you can easily make Christmas tree ornaments with the children.

Paint five popsicle sticks with the green paint and arrange them in a fan shape. Glue each of these to the stick underneath. Use colored pipe cleaners wrapped in small round shapes for the balls and a yellow pipe cleaner to make a star. Add some self-adhesive rhinestones for a glittery look.

DIY Popsicle reindeer tree ornament

reindeer ornament with popsicle sticks

This homemade reindeer is a wonderful addition to your Christmas tree this year.

Materials:

  • Popsicle Sticks – 7 small and 1 large
  • Glue (hot glue holds better, but if you ‘re crafting with younger kids you can use school glue too)
  • scissors
  • Googly Eyes (if you use self-adhesive googly eyes, we recommend sticking them on with extra glue so they will hold up for years to come)
  • Buttons
  • Bells
  • Brown color – 2 tones
  • White colored pencil
  • Brown pipe cleaners
  • Glitter tape
  • Red cardboard
  • Paint brush
  • string or ribbon

How to make a popsicle reindeer:

  • Arrange seven small popsicle sticks together. Cut a large stick in two and glue them together at the top and bottom. Allow the glue to dry completely before proceeding with the next steps.
  • Turn the popsicles over. Paint the front side brown and let the paint dry. Turn the sticks over and paint the back side as well. Let the paint dry. You can use lighter and darker shades of brown to make the ornaments look different, or paint them all the same color.
  • Cut a brown pipe cleaner in half. Bend one half into a V shape. Glue the other two pieces to each side of the halved pipe cleaner. Glue the antlers to the back of the popsicle sticks.
  • For the nose, glue a button to the front. Use a red button for Rudolph’s nose. Glue on the googly eyes.
  • Stick glitter tape over the bottom popsicles and wrap it lightly around the back. Attach a bell to a small piece of string or ribbon and glue it to the bottom sticks. Then stick a piece of glitter tape over the back.
  • Cut a rectangle out of red cardboard and stick red glitter tape on it. Cut out the shape of a bow. Glue the bow to one of the reindeer. Use a white pencil to add dots to the bow.
  • Glue string or ribbon to the back to hang the ornaments on the Christmas tree.

DIY Christmas tree ornaments with children: polar bear, penguin and reindeer made of cardboard

DIY Christmas tree ornaments with children polar animals out of cardboard

Hailing from the cold polar world, the cute penguins, polar bears and reindeer have been humanized with friendly faces. That is why they are particularly attractive for children who want to make their own Christmas decorations and ornaments.

You need:

  • Paper
  • Cardboard
  • googly eyes
  • scissors
  • string or ribbon
  • colored pencils

And this is how you can make the polar animals:

  • Print out the template and trace the patterns onto cardboard.
  • Cut out the parts.
  • Glue the cardboard pieces together and then the self-adhesive googly eyes on top.
  • Paint the snouts and cheeks.
  • Attach the string for hanging by punching a hole in the top of the animals with pliers. Then thread a string through the hole and tie a knot.
  • Here you will find the template to print out.

DIY Christmas decorations with pine cones and colorful pom-poms

Make pine cones with pom poms for the Christmas tree

Gather some pine cones and get some small pom poms to make these colorful Christmas ornaments. It’s super easy!

Everything you need:

  • pinecone
  • Tiny pom poms
  • cord or ribbon
  • hot glue gun

First put a small dab of hot glue on the bottom of the pinecone scales and then glue a small pompom on top. Repeat the process until you have decorated the entire pinecone. The small pom poms look like ornaments hanging on a tree. Take a piece of twine or ribbon about 30cm long and glue it to the bottom of the pinecone.

 

 

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