Easy DIY Christmas Ornaments For Kids

by | Nov 14, 2022

Kids love doing crafts! Especially holiday crafts. Honestly, anything that has to do with scissors, glue, and glitter is bound to get their attention.

Since Christmas is right around the corner, I thought it would be a perfect time to do a fun round-up of some of the easiest DIY Christmas ornaments for kids.

I think ornaments that you or your kids make yourself are the best, it just makes them so much more special! And I love that you can use them for years to come.

In fact, I’m pretty sure my parents still have ornaments I made when I was a kid. I love making those memories with my kids as well and bringing them out each year to reminisce.

I hope this list sparks some creative ideas for you and your kids to enjoy.

Easy DIY 2020 Christmas Ornament 

2020 is over but if you never made an ornament to commemorate this memory – now is a perfect time! What better way to remember the Holiday season of 2020 than with a masked Santa and reindeer, and this easy DIY has the free printable included! All you need is a printer, a drill, some twine, and some wood slices!

Scrapbook Paper Tree Ornaments

Scrapbook Paper Tree Ornaments are easy to make and the kids will love making them! And, by using different colors, buttons, ribbons, etc. each ornament will be unique. Make sure to also have some jumbo popsicle sticks handy!

Popsicle Stick Snowflake Ornament

This popsicle stick ornament is so easy to make and kids will have lots of fun using their creativity to decorate it! You can use whatever you have around the house for the decorations so let their imagination run wild!

Salt Dough Ornaments

This simple salt dough ornament recipe is a perfect DIY holiday project. It only takes a few simple ingredients and a little bit of time to bake. You can even spruce it up a bit by adding paints or other fun decorative pieces! The best part is you can use any shape you want to make several fun ornaments for your tree!

Rainbow Fish Inspired Ornaments

If you are a fan of the book, The Rainbow Fish then you’ll love these Rainbow Fish inspired ornaments. They’re a fun and beautiful ornament to make, and your kids will love the familiar characters.

DIY Hospital Bracelet Ornaments

If you have a new baby this year these DIY hospital bracelet ornaments create an inexpensive keepsake that is a blast to put on the tree each year! This ornament creates a great memory of your child’a birth. All you need is an empty glass or plastic ornament and some filler!

Painted Acorns

These homemade, metallic-painted acorn Christmas ornaments are so bright and pretty! They’re such a fun DIY craft project for the whole family, and so simple too! All you need are a few big acorns, a paintbrush, string, a hot glue gun and some pretty metallic paints!

Craft Stick Rudolph

This Christmas craft is so cute and easy to make, perfect for little hands of toddlers or for anyone who needs to make a lot of little gifts. These make cute bookmarks too.

Keepsake Thumbrint Ornaments

This keepsake thumbprint Christmas ornament is cheap, easy to make, and requires very little setup and cleanup.

Clothespin Snowman

These clothespin snowmen from Easy Peasy Fun take a new and creative spin on clothespins!  And they’re super easy to make for your little one.

Toilet Paper Tube Snowman

Via Easy Peasy Fun

Everyone loves snowmen! And you can make this fun ornament with supplies you have right around the house!

Christmas Straw Wreaths

You can turn simple straws into cute and festive Christmas Wreath Ornaments with this simple craft!

Twig Reindeer

This ornament is super cute and made with simple supplies. Your kids will love making their favorite reindeer with this fun craft.

Peppermint Candy Ornaments

These super cute and festive ornaments are made with simple items you may already have around the house! You can also make several varying shapes and sizes to keep it interesting.

No-Cook Cinnamon Scented Ornaments

These ornaments have it all- simplicity, fun shapes, and sweet festive cinnamon smell! Your kids will love rolling the dough, and cutting out all the fun shapes!

Beaded Candy Cane Ornament

With some pipe cleaners and beads, you can make this super sweet and simple candy cane craft with your kids in no time at all.

Salt Dough Handprint Ornament

Children of any age can help make these sweet keepsake handprint ornaments. Older kiddos can help mix up the salt dough, but all they really need to do is press their handprint into the finished ornament. Be sure to write the year on the back of the finished ornaments. These DIY kids’ Christmas ornaments make a sweet gift for grandparents or other family members.

Adorable Wood Slice Ornament

From Better Homes & Gardens

This adorable wood slice ornament couldn’t be simpler! In only a few steps you can have an amazing ornament to commemorate the season for years to come! Simply grab some wood slices, twine, and crayons – and let your kiddos create to their heart’s content!

Rustic Wrapped Cookie Cutters

These cookie cutters will make the perfect addition to your Christmas tree. All you need to grab is some Christmas Cookie Cutters, twine, and something to wrap the ornaments in! You can wrap it in yarn, wrapping paper, or even more twine!

DIY Ornament Kits from Amazon

When you are really in a pinch and want something, cute/DIY & Easy – you can order these kits from Amazon! These DIY Christmas Ornament Kits come with absolutely everything you need and will make holiday creating a cinch!

Fun Christmas Characters

You can get everything you need to create these fun DIY Christmas Character Ornaments right from Amazon! Your kids will have a blast adding the stickers to the cardboard cutouts, and they even come with ribbon for hanging!

DIY Sequin Christmas Ornaments

Your kids will have a blast adding the sequins to these styrofoam balls and creating beautiful Christmas ornaments to hang on the tree!

3D DIY Christmas Paint Ornament Kit

This DIY Christmas ornament making kit includes everything you need! Kit includes 6 shatter-proof plastic ornaments, 4 colors of glitter paint, red paint, liner paint, patterns, plastic project sheets and decorative ribbon toppers

DIY Wooden Christmas Ornaments

DIY Christmas Ornaments: Celebrate the season with this Christmas craft kit that includes 50 wooden ornaments(snowflakes/rounds/Christmas tree/Christmas stocking/Christmas hat), 50 twine strings, 2 paint brushes, 12 acrylic paints, 6 glitter glues, 1 palette, 4 color pens, and 1 gem sticker. Everything you need for a fun and jolly ornament making party!

Easy DIY Christmas Bead Elf Ornaments

Have you ever seen anything cuter? Your kids will have so much fun creating these funny little bead elf ornaments to hang on your tree!

DIY Fuse Bead Christmas Ornaments

Have a little one who enjoys creating bead creations? These DIY Christmas fuse bead ornaments are a perfect choice! Plus the kit comes with absolutely everything you need!

Christmas Sweater Ornaments

Who doesn’t love Christmas Sweaters? You can have a great time creating 3 Christmas sweaters to hang on your tree this year. This kit comes with everything you need!


I hope you enjoyed these Christmas Ornament Crafts For Kids! I know that I am excited to try a few, the ideas are so cute! Your kids will definitely love these adorable DIY Christmas ornament ideas that you will be able to treasure for years to come!

Since Christmas is right around the corner, I thought it would be a perfect time to do a fun round-up of some of the easiest DIY Christmas ornaments for kids.