Christmas is my favorite time of the year and as soon as Halloween is over we switch to Christmas mode around here. We try to make Christmas as magical as possible for our kids and a holiday that they can be truly part of. I like doing this by incorporating Christmas crafts into our weekly routine.
The cutest Christmas crafts for me are the ones that the little ones can make with minimal help and that I can hang on our Christmas tree. I love seeing them throughout the month of December and saving them for the following Christmas. I know one day I’ll be an old grandma treasuring these ornaments my kids made. 🙂
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I like to make easy Christmas crafts since my kids are still little (1 and 3 years old) and the options are endless. If you’re looking for more ideas, check out this ebook on easy Christmas ornaments your kids can make.
My 3 year old is really into learning how to spell her name so I wanted to incorporate that in one of the Christmas activities and that’s how we came up with this personalized Christmas ornament. It is so easy to make any kid can make it (even my 1 year old has helped) and you can customize it so every member of your family has an ornament with their name on it. Plus it’s so colorful it really stands out on the Christmas tree.
This activity is great to develop fine motor skills: from manipulating the paper into a funnel and using hand-eye coordination to fill the ornament with sprinkles to peeling the stickers off and applying them to the ornament.
This personalized ornament also makes for a great Christmas gift for grandparents and one that can be handed out on Thanksgiving so the other family members can see it all throughout December.
Personalized Christmas Ornament that Kids Can Make
- Sprinkles and sugar pearls (it looks really nice if you use 2 different types but it’s not a must)
- Sparkly alphabet stickers; you can also try these or get regular alphabet stickers (the ones pictured are from Walmart)
- Plastic Ornament Bulb (I used a glass one for this post but plastic is better if you have little kids)
- Sheet of Printer paper
Gather all your supplies and kids. 🙂
Remove the top from the bulb if you’re using a glass ornament. If you’re using a plastic one just open the ornament.
If you’re using a glass ornament roll the printer paper into a funnel and let kids fill the ornament with sprinkles. If you’re using a plastic ornament let the kids put the sprinkles in both halves of the bulb.
Once the bulb is filled place cap back on ornament if you’re using glass or snap close if you’re using a plastic one.
Once you made sure it’s closed tightly, have your kids put their name on the bulb using the stickers. If your kid is younger you’ll have to help them spell the name.
Now your ornament is ready!
Don’t forget to have your kids make one for each family member or make them for the grandparents. I guarantee they will love it!
Tip: If you want to save these for next year, remove the sprinkles before storing them.
That’s pretty easy, right? My girls absolutely loved making these so I hope your kids do too.
If you’re looking for more easy Christmas ornaments crafts check out 30 Christmas Ornaments by Maggy Woodley (Red Ted Art). It comes with 10 Preschooler Ornaments, 10 School Age Ornaments and 10 Big Kids Ornaments. All the crafts can be enjoyed by all age groups – but may need different levels of assistance!