Craft: 3 Homemade Christmas Ornaments

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homemade Christmas ornaments

For a number of reasons, the first being we didn’t want JDaniel to accidentally knock over the tree or try to climb it, we haven’t had a full size Christmas tree.

We have had a table top tree instead.
This year things will be different.

We are going to put up a full size tree and I thought it would be fun to have JDaniel make some ornaments for it. 
Christmas Card Ball:

Christmas ornaments for a preschooler to make

This ornament is super easy to make and looks so pretty when it is done.


Supplies:

  • Old Christmas cards
  • Scissors
  • Hole punch
  • Brass fasteners

 

Directions:

  1. Cut the front of a Christmas card into strip a half an inch wide.
  2. Place a hole in the same spot at the top and bottom of each card.
  3. Stack the strips in the order they appeared on the front cover from left to right.
  4. Place a brass fastener in the holes at the top and bottom of the strips.
  5. Slowly pull each strip to the left until each strip is free of the others in the stack. You may need to bend the strips a little at the top and bottom to form a ball.

 


Ice Cream Cup Stick Snowflakes:

Popsicle stick homemade Christmas ornament


Supplies:

 

  • Ice cream cup sticks
  • Glitter Glue

 

Directions:

  1. Place glitter glue on a ice cream cup stick in globs and smear all over the front of the stick.
  2. Place a second stick on top of the first and repeat the process.
  3. Keeping adding sticks to the stack until it looks like a snowflake to you.

 


Reindeer Handprint Ornament:

handprint Christmas ornament

Supplies

 

  • A sheet of brown felt or foam
  • Brown paint
  • Glue
  • Glittery pipe cleaner
  • Hole punch
  • Cardboard from a cereal box
  • Red marker

 

Directions:

  1. Dip your child’s hand into brown paint and help them press it onto the brown foam/felt.
  2. Glue the foam or felt onto a piece of cardboard cut from a cereal box with the colored side of the box facing out.
  3. After letting it dry, cut around the handprint.
  4. Using a hole punch create an eye hole in the palm of your handprint just above the thumb.
  5. Color the tip of thumbprint red with the marker.
  6. Cut a small slit in the palm of the handprint and thread the pipe cleaner through it.

I hope you have a wonderful time creating!
JDaniel4's Mom

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My name is JDaniel4’s Mom and I blog at http://www.jdaniel4smom.com. As the mom of a three going on four year old boy, I  blog about our daily adventures in eating, playing, learning, and life. I am so thankful that Jamie is giving me the opportunity to share some crafts we have been doing at our house.

 

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Comments

  1. Niki says

    Very cute! I'm planning on making ornaments with my two and a half year olds, but have yet to figure out what kind will be easiest for them to do. These have potential…

  2. OneMommy says

    I love the card idea! What a terrific way to recycle old Christmas cards! And pretty, too!

    I'm thinking we need to do the reindeer tomorrow…

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