These homemade Christmas ornaments are an easy craft for kids to make (even toddlers!), require no baking and look beautiful hung on the tree!
A few days ago, my kids and I set out to make some Christmas tree ornaments. My toddler loves “baking” and my older kid, who is 5, loves making things that become part of our home – in this case, part of our Christmas tree.
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These air dry clay ornaments are so easy to make, not too messy (easy to clean up anyway!) and can be customized any number of ways.
Because I’m a bit of a control freak and I still wanted these kid-friendly ornaments to look nice on my tree, I provided the tools necessary to make them look pretty – cookie cutters and cookie stamps.
Once I showed the kids how to make them, they did such an amazing job making their own!
My 5 year old discovered that if we used the snowflake stamp multiple times that it created a beautiful pattern! So I even let loose a bit a got abstract with my own ornaments!!
You can watch the video to see exactly how we made these easy Christmas ornaments or follow the “recipe” below. It’s so simple and fun – I definitely recommend doing this with your kids this holiday season!
DIY Christmas Ornaments For Kids
Using air dry clay and cookie cutters, these Christmas ornaments are the perfect way for kids to contribute to the holiday decor!
On parchement paper, roll out air dry clay to about 1/4 inch thick
Using a cookie cookie to cut out shapes
Emboss print into each ornament shape using a cookie stamp
Using a skewer, paper clip or even sharp pencil, create a hole in which string will go through to hang ornaments.
Transfer to fresh parchment paper to dry for 24 – 48 hours.
Once dry, attach string to each ornament.
Hang on the tree and enjoy!
The ornaments can be painted if you’d like!
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