Inside: Over 100 easy DIY Christmas ornaments that kids can make. These handmade ornaments are great for gifting and make sweet keepsakes to hang on the tree!
Every year our family picks one day in December to get together for our annual ornament making party. One year we made orange pomanders, another we made candy cane ice skates. Last year we made “ugly sweaters” out of salt dough.
Each year it’s something new and we keep these handmade ornaments to hang on the tree every year. We also make plenty of extras to gift to family and friends!
So I am always on the lookout for new DIY ornament ideas! This list has over 100 Christmas ornaments crafts for kids from some of my favorite blogger friends. I’ve also included some of the ornaments our family made in years past.
There’s sure to be something here that gets your creative juices flowing!
101 DIY Christmas Ornaments for Kids
You’ll love these easy kid-made Christmas ornaments and crafts. Perfect for decorating the Christmas tree or gifting to family and friends!
Cinnamon Applesauce Ornaments – Made with just 2 ingredients, these aromatic decorations last for years and years!
Popsicle Stick Christmas Ornaments — Cute and easy popsicle stick Christmas ornaments are perfect for even little kids to help make! All you need are simple dollar supplies and 30 minutes to make them!
Salt Shaker Snow Globe Ornaments — These Salt Shaker Snow Globe Ornaments are a uniquely beautiful handmade Christmas ornament and holiday keepsake. This DIY picture snow globe ornament is perfect to make in the classroom as a take-home gift for parents or at crafting parties!
DIY Minion Christmas Ornaments — These DIY Minion Christmas ornaments are so much fun to make for your Christmas tree!
Cross Stitch Christmas Ornament from Home Alone — This cross-stitch Christmas ornament is based on the now-classic film!
Cricut Paper Snow Globe Ornaments — Learn how to make keepsake paper snow globe ornaments using your Cricut’s print and cut feature! You can use the Maker, Explore, or Joy machines.
Pretty Poinsettia Felt Christmas Ornament — This felt Christmas ornament inspired by poinsettias was a lot of fun to make, and it was really easy too! No sewing machine is required.
Paper Straw Christmas Ornaments— These paper straw Christmas ornaments are easy enough for kids to make and will pretty up any tree! There are three different designs you can make!
Santa Seashell Ornament — I love how simple and fun this santa craft is! If you have a collection of shells from the beach, try this DIY ornament idea!
Orange Pomander Ornaments — An old fashioned, fragrant ornament made with oranges and cloves. Our kids loved making different patterns with the cloves. They make the house smell amazing too!
Candy Cane Ice Skate Ornaments — We used felt coated craft foam and mini candy canes to make these easy ice skate ornaments based on one of our favorite books!
DIY Mason Jar Ring Map Ornament — Learn how to make a homemade Mason Jar Ring Map Ornament as a gift for travel lovers. This unique Christmas ornament is even easy enough for kids to make!
Santa Cam Ornament — Make sure everyone stays on the “nice” list! Learn how to make a DIY Santa Cam Christmas ornament that’s easy for parents and fun for kids.
Baby Bottle Ornament — Celebrate baby’s first Christmas with this adorable handmade baby bottle ornament!
Easy Melted Crayon Galaxy Christmas Ornament — Learn how to make the best DIY Galaxy Ornament with melted crayons, a clear globe ornament, and a blow dryer in this easy tutorial.
Beaded Spiral Ornament — They’re surprisingly easy to make and they look like something that could be store-bought.
Paint Brush Santa Ornament — Made with a simple paintbrush and a few other craft supplies, it’s fun for the whole family and budget-friendly too!
Steps to Make Blackboard Star Christmas Ornament — Make this easy Blackboard Star Christmas Ornament to add some beauty to your Christmas tree this year. It is a simple DIY and so fun to make.
Easy DIY Popsicle Stick Sled Ornament Craft — This popsicle stick sled ornament allows your kids to use their creativity and decorate Santa’s sleigh so Santa can arrive in style!
Cricut Ornaments — Use your Cricut and clear plastic ornaments to make all kinds of creations, like this Santa!
Lego Christmas Tree Ornament — This Christmas, have some STEM fun with your kids by putting together a LEGO Christmas tree ornament.
Hot Glue Embellished ornament — You’ll be amazed at what you can create using a few simple supplies and a hot glue gun.
Hot Chocolate Ornaments — Doesn’t everyone love hot chocolate? This simple Christmas ornament is the perfect idea! There’s real hot cocoa mix and marshmallows inside!
DIY Rudolph Ornament Craft Using Cinnamon Sticks — Not only is this a fun Rudolph activity but using cinnamon sticks will have the ornament smelling great, too.
DIY Grinch Ornament — Even though “he’s a mean one”, everyone will love him hanging on their tree.
DIY Reindeer Ornament — Make your very own reindeer to have at home with this simple Christmas craft idea.
Angel Clothespin Ornament — Using items that you have around the house makes for a perfect Christmas ornament.
String Ornament — These string ornaments make a fun and unique holiday ornament for kids to easily do.
Mason Jar Elf Lid Ornament — Look how much fun it can be to use a mason jar lid! Decorate them to create cute elves!
DIY Christmas Marbled Ornaments — Marbled swirl ornaments are cute, unique, and so much fun.
Galaxy Melted Crayon Ornaments — Making this melted crayon craft is the perfect way to use up those broken or leftover crayons.
Hot Glue Icicle Ornaments — Everyone loves icicles! Who knew you could make such realistic looking ornaments with your hot glue gun?!
Cardboard Snowman Ornaments— Grab some leftover cardboard and a few other easy supplies and get started on this easy snowman ornament.
Rudolph Woodslice Christmas Craft— Wood slices are the perfect backdrop for crafting Rudolph!
Popsicle Stick Santa Craft For Kids — What a great way to use up those leftover popsicle sticks!
Christmas Tree Handprint DIY Craft — This is not only a fun ornament to make but it’s also the perfect keepsake to remember those little hands.
Pom Pom Ornaments — Use different color pom poms to make cute and easy baubles for the tree!
DIY Paper Ornament — Paper string makes this ornament perfect for rustic or farmhouse style decor.
DIY Embossed Christmas Ornaments — This Christmas ornament activity is fun and easy to do! The kids will love taking charge and creating their very own.
Adorable Penguin Footprint Salt Dough Ornaments — Use their feet to make penguins! This is a great homemade gift idea for grandparents as well.
Shooting Star Ornaments — Give your tree a shooting star ornament so that everyone can make a wish all holiday season long.
Angel Wing Christmas Ornaments – This angel ornament will hold a special place in your heart and on your tree.
Photo Frame Christmas Cards — This photo ornament is perfect for creating memories that will last a lifetime.
DIY Holiday Map Ornaments — Check out how to make this fun map ornament for the holidays.
Pine Cone Christmas Trees — Use pine cones to create the cutest Christmas Trees!
Holly & Mistletoes! — These are such popular ornaments for the Christmas season!
Crystal Ornaments — These holiday ornaments are beautiful and easy to make! Perfect for decorating the tree!
Enchanted Rose Ornament — Are you a Disney fan? This enchanted rose ornament is a must to make!
Easy DIY Pom Pom Monogram Letter Ornaments — Give these pom pom ornaments a try! They’re so much fun to make for the holidays!
Easy Colored Duct Tape Plaid Christmas Ornaments — If you love the look of plaid, add these to your crafting radar! So much fun to make!
A Simple DIY Nativity Ornament Craft — This easy nativity craft is a lot of fun for the family to make and create together.
DIY Orange Peel Ornaments — Look at what you can create using orange peels! Creative and fun!
Cork Snowman Ornaments — Check out this cool idea on how to use your corks for fun holiday decor!
Paper Mickey Mouse Ornaments — If you’re a fan of Mickey Mouse, you need to add this ornament to your tree.
Cinnamon Ornaments — These are really fun to make and they smell amazing as well!
Pipe Cleaner Wreath Ornament Craft — Using pipe cleaners proves that there are so many ways to be creative. Look how cute these are!
How To Make A Perler Bead Christmas Tree Decoration — Check out this fun craft idea on how to create a really unique decoration for your tree.
Paw Print Christmas Decoration — Who doesn’t want a cute paw print on their tree this year?
Science Christmas Ornaments: Long-Lasting Gingerbread Ornaments — If you want an ornament that will last a long time, you’re going to want to try this.
Cupcake Liner Ornament — Bake some cupcakes and use some of the extra liners for this fun holiday craft.
Clay Pot Christmas Tree Ornament — I love the look of this fun clay pot craft! Unique and adorable.
Pasta Reindeer Christmas Ornament — Talk about a great craft for the little ones! They’ll get to work on their fine motor skills, too.
Mason Jar Lid Wreath Ornament — Save up those mason jars and make this fun ornament for the tree.
Melted Pony Bead Ornaments — I love the look of this melted pony bead ornament! They’re so colorful!
DIY Santa Ornament — Make a cute Santa belly!
Wine Cork Sled — There are so many fun cork crafts that you can easily do for the holiday season.
Yarn Wrapped Christmas Tree Ornament — Use that yarn to create a fun and unique ornament for your tree.
Dollar Store Snow Ball Christmas Ornament — Get the supplies at the Dollar Store to create an inexpensive holiday ornament.
Straw STEM Ornament — Kids will have a blast engineering this ornament!
Homemade Spice Ornaments — Anything homemade is always a great idea! Check out how to make these easy holiday addition to your tree.
Mondrian Christmas Tree Ornaments — Looking for a fun new holiday ornament tradition? Find out how to make this yearly!
Spoon Grinch Christmas Ornament — You can use some of the best household supplies to make the Grinch!
Binary Code Christmas Ornaments — Check out this fun ornament! Perfect for learning and creating.
Photo Ornament — Everyone needs to have their own photos on the Christmas tree.
Marbled Christmas Ornaments — Use a magnet to make these marbled ornaments!
Mini Christmas Wreath Ornaments — These might be mini in size but they’ll be huge in holiday spirit!
Victorian Tinsel Christmas Ornaments — Check out this beautiful tinsel ornament that will look great on any tree.
DIY Christmas Ornaments with Gold Marble — The gold coloring adds such an elegance to the overall craft.
Handprint Tree Ornaments — The kids will have a blast creating this fun and memorable handprint ornament.
Scrabble Tile Ornament — Use those scrabbles tiles to create something really fun and unique.
Mason Jar Lid Snowman Ornaments — I love that there are so many ways to repurpose lids!
Bird Seed Ornaments — The birds will love this idea as well since it’s all about their food!
Paper Ornaments — Use paper and create some really cool ornaments that look like snowflakes!
Easy Candy Cane Ornament Craft — If you’re ready for an easy activity, you’re going to have a blast with this classic handmade Christmas ornament!
DIY Unicorn Ornament — Know anyone that loves unicorns? You’re going to want to have this happen!
Dried Orange Slices Fox Ornaments — Did you know that you could use oranges for something besides eating?! These painted fox faces are too cute!
Leather Ornaments — This leather ornament is really fun to make and has such a cool look to it.
Snowman Ornament DIY— A simple painted snowman face turns out just adorable!
Snowman Ornaments for Christmas — There is always room on the Christmas tree for more snowmans to be added. These are made with wood slices.
Walnut Reindeer — Use the walnuts the kids have gathered and make them into ornaments!
DIY Wood Photo Ornament — Check out this tutorial to put photo prints onto wood slices!
Snowman Ornament — A simple twine snowman adds a rustic touch to the tree.
Repurposed Tin Can Ornament For Christmas — Repurposing and making something new out of it is a great idea.
Unicorn Christmas Ornament — Check out another super cute unicorn ornament for your tree and another clever way to decorate wood slices.
Easy Cookie Cutter Sweater Upcycled Christmas Ornaments — Talk about a fun way to add a new look to your tree this year. It’s a great way to recycle clothes that no longer fit!
Melted Snowman Ornament DIY Kids Craft — A clever twist on the snowman ornament!
Cotton Reel Map Christmas Ornament — Don’t miss out on making this fun cotton reel map ornament. It’s incredibly unique!
DIY Santa’s Workshop Ornament — Everyone loves dreaming about Santa’s workshop, so let’s make this sign that points the way!
Granny Square Crochet Ornaments — A vintage style ornament that looks fabulous and lasts for years!
Wood Slice Snowmen — These sweet snowmen will add winter cheer to any tree!
Hand Lettered Christmas Ornaments — Use your best penmanship to write holiday phrases!
Gingerbread Pirates Craft — This fun gingerbread pirate ornament is a fun and unique gingerbread ornament for your tree.
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