Skip to Content

15 DIY Christmas Ornaments for Kids (SO Easy to Make!)

Sharing is Caring

Whether holiday crafting is a snow day activity or something to stave off boredom on November and December weekends … I always love finding DIY Christmas ornaments to make with my kids.

This year, my kiddos are in fourth grade and kindergarten, which is a pretty big age gap if you think about it.

So when I’m coming up with projects for them to do, it’s always important that I keep that age difference in mind.

Every craft has to be easy enough for the younger one to do (without whining, preferably) but interesting enough to keep the older one from proclaiming that it’s “lame.” (Don’t get me started on that one!)

That’s why I put together this roundup of adorable DIY Christmas ornaments for kids. 

These are all easy enough that kids five and up can make them, and can do most (if not all) the steps required on their own.

File this post away (Hint hint: pin it!) for when the kids are proclaiming, “I’m bored!” on a Saturday afternoon.

These are all simple, cute DIY ornament craft ideas that kids of nearly any age can make.

15 of the Cutest Kid-Friendly DIY Christmas Ornaments

Here are 15 fun DIY ornament craft projects you can do with the kids.

Happy crafting!

#1: DIY gumball machine Christmas ornaments

Learn how to make these kid-friendly DIY gumball machine Christmas ornaments! So easy for kids to make! #christmasornaments #diyornaments #christmasdecor #christmastree

These DIY gumball machine Christmas ornaments were a hit at my house!

The supply list is short, and they’re simple for kids to make.

After we made these, we hung them on our candy-themed tree. You can go check out our fun candy tree right here!

Get the full tutorial here from yours truly for these cute DIY ornaments.

#2: Easy colorful DIY Christmas ornaments

A collage of colorful diy christmas ornaments, made by pouring paint into clear acrylic Christmas ornaments. Kids can make these for the Holidays as gifts or for your own Christmas tree.

My friend Tasha at Kaleidoscope Living made these fun and colorful DIY ornaments with her daughters.

They’re so easy to make — simply pour different colors of paint into clear shatterproof baubles, and then spin and shake the baubles so that the paint spreads — not to mention they add a perfect pop of color to your tree!

Get the full tutorial from Kaleidoscope Living right here.

#3: DIY mini acorn wreath ornaments

DIY mini acorn christmas wreath ornaments are super easy for kids to make and only require a few supplies! Learn how to make these cute and festive diy christmas ornaments.

These little wreaths are so cute!

You’ll just need acorns (go make the kids collect them from the yard as a pre-DIY activity), felt balls, glue and ribbon.

The best part? You can customize these sweet DIY ornaments using any color felt balls and ribbon that you want.

Get the full tutorial from Pillar Box Blue right here.

#4: Pom pom and crinkle paper DIY Christmas ornaments

These diy christmas ornaments are made with crinkle paper and colorful pom poms in a clear acrylic Christmas ornament. Kids can make these easily mess-free!

This is the perfect Christmas ornament DIY for kids of literally any age to do.

There’s ZERO mess involved, which makes me oh-so happy. And the result is super fun (and easy to customize!). 

Get the full tutorial for these DIY Christmas ornaments for the kids right here.

#5: DIY unicorn wood slice Christmas ornaments

DIY unicorn christmas ornaments are made with painted wood slices, some felt pieces, and gems for decoration. These diy christmas ornaments are perfect for kids and teens to make.

This is the perfect Christmas craft for little girls!

These DIY unicorn wood slice Christmas ornaments are simple to make. You’ll need just a few simple supplies to create these cuties.

Get the full tutorial from Artsy Momma right here.

#6: DIY origami Christmas ornaments

These diy christmas ornaments are origami paper stars crafted with colorful strips of paper.

All you need for these colorful (and clever!) ornaments is paper and string.

With a few folds, kids of all ages can create these fun wreath-like ornaments.

Get the full tutorial from DIY Candy right here.

#7: DIY cinnamon stick Christmas tree ornaments

These diy christmas ornaments are made with cinnamon sticks, faux fir leaves, and buttons. Cute little cinnamon stick Christmas tree ornaments are perfect kids crafts for the holidays.

These DIY ornaments are not only cute, but they smell great too!

I just love these little cinnamon stick trees.

Get the full tutorial from Crayons and Cravings right here.

#8: DIY pine cone and pom pom ornaments

All you need for these diy christmas ornaments are mini pom poms and pinecones. Hang these adorable ornaments on your tree with some twine.

These pine cone and pom pom ornaments are fun, easy to make, and you can use any color pom poms that you want.

All you need for this cute DIY project is glue, paint brushes, pom poms and pine cones.

Get the full tutorial from Growing Family right here.

#9: DIY pipe cleaner wreath Christmas ornaments

Make these diy christmas ornaments with some green pipe cleaners and a few beads. These pipe cleaner wreaths are quick and easy Christmas ornaments your kids can make.

Pipe cleaner wreaths? Yes, please.

Bonus: What a great way to help the little ones work on their fine motor skills!

Get the full tutorial from Artsy Craftsy Mom here.

#10: DIY wood slice fingerprint Christmas ornaments

These DIY wood slice ornaments are decorated with finger-painted artwork! Let your kids creativity show by finger painting trees, wreaths, candy canes and more.

This DIY Christmas ornament project is simple but way too cute!

The fingerprint idea is PERFECT for little ones.

If you have older children, they can still participate in this one without it feeling to baby-ish — just hand them a paint brush and some craft paint and let their imaginations go wild.

Get the full tutorial from Mommy Snippets right here.

#11: DIY elf ornaments

Kids of any age can make these DIY elf ornaments with this diy christmas ornaments tutorial! All you need is some construction paper and glue.

Calling all “Elf” fans — grab this printable elf template and get to work making your own ornaments!

And remember … “The best way to spread Christmas cheer is by singing loud for all to hear.”

Get the full tutorial (and downloadable template) from Simply Everyday Mom right here.

#12: DIY clay pot Christmas tree ornaments

These mini clay pot diy christmas ornaments are super simple for kids to make. All you need is paint and ribbons and your kids' creativity.

This is such a clever idea!

I happen to have some mini clay pots hiding in our craft room, so I might just be giving this project a whirl with my kids this weekend.

Get the full tutorial from Projects with Kids right here.

#13: DIY paper straw Christmas wreath ornaments

Use festive paper straws to make these diy christmas ornaments! All you need are string, beads, and Christmas-themed paper straws to create DIY wreath ornaments.

If you’ve got holiday-printed straws left over from your last Christmas party … here’s the perfect opportunity to put them to use.

These paper straw Christmas wreath ornaments are darling!

Get the full tutorial from Projects with Kids right here.

#14: DIY wrapping paper photo ornaments

Make use of those scraps of wrapping paper to create these DIY Christmas ornaments! All you need is pipe cleaners and some spare wrapping paper to create fun-shaped frames for kids photos.

Photo ornaments are a great way to commemorate a year.

Create a collection of these, and you’ll be able to see just how much the kiddos have grown (sniff, sniff) over time.

I also love that this project encourages using existing rolls of gift wrap, along with cardboard — two things you probably already have sitting around at home!

Get the full tutorial from In the Playroom right here.

#15: DIY paper starburst Christmas ornaments

These paper sunburst ornaments are great for your Christmas tree or festive home decoration. Make them in any color, for any season - like these pink, yellow, and blue sunburst ornaments hanging from garland.

If you have colorful paper on hand, then you’ve got almost everything you need to create these cute starburst-style paper ornaments.

These make great ornaments — I could also envision using them to create your own garland.

Get the full tutorial from The Printables Fairy right here.

Like these DIY Christmas Ornament Ideas? Pin this Post!

I hope this collection of DIY ornament crafts for kids gave you some projects ideas for the next cold winter weekend!

If you found this post helpful, I’d love it if you’d pin it for later.

You’re the best!

Looking for easy kids Christmas crafts? Here's a collection of 15 DIY Christmas ornaments that kids of any age can make! From creative Christmas trees to wreaths and kids art, there's something for everyone.

Sharing is Caring