Get crafty this holiday season and have a go at some of these Christmas decorations kids can make!
These DIY Christmas decorations for kids are the perfect arty crafty activity to do with your kids this Christmas, and the homemade Christmas ornaments will look amazing hanging on the Christmas tree or decorating your home.
It’s a tradition in our house, that sometime around the start of December, the kids and I crank up the Christmas music, break out the glitter, and make some homemade Christmas decorations.
Our tree is covered in kid-made Christmas decorations that have been made over the years, and we often add them to the top of gifts as an extra special bonus!
It doesn’t matter if the homemade Christmas ornaments are not perfect.
One of my favourite kid-made ornaments is a Santa with an orange beard, who is wearing a suit with purple and green stripes! Another favourite decoration made by one of my kids is a reindeer who looks like he’s had a rough time of it lately! His yes are crossed and his antlers stick out side ways, but that just makes him more adorable!
So let the kids be creative, let them use their imaginations to create one of a kind, totally unique, homemade Christmas decorations.
Making Christmas decorations with your kids is a fun activity that kids of all ages will love, and it will add a little extra Christmas magic to your house this holiday season!
Easy Christmas Decorations Kids can Make
If you are looking for ideas for Christmas decorations kids can make, check out our huge list!
There are ideas on this list are perfect for bigger kids to make, and even some ideas that the littlest of kids can help create.
You won’t need too many fancy craft supplies to make these DIY Christmas decorations, you should be able to find everything you need at your local dollar store, or online.
Christmas Tree Ornaments Kids Can Make
Cover your Christmas tree with some of these gorgeous homemade Christmas ornaments, or gift one to friends of family to decorate their own tree.
- Paper Cone Christmas Decorations from Picklebums.
Use these adorable free printables to make a paper cone Santa or Christmas tree decoration.
- Star and Circle Paper Christmas Decorations from Picklebums.
These paper ornaments look fancy, but are really very simple to make, especially if you use the free printable!
- Easy Foil Christmas Ornaments from Picklebums.
Kids of all ages can have a go at making these simple metallic ornaments.
- Plaster of Paris Decorations from Childhood101
Toddlers and preschoolers (and big kids) will love making these simple ornaments.
- Gluey Wool Christmas Ornaments from Picklebums.
This craft is a bit messy, and best for school aged kids, but it makes gorgeous wool Christmas tree decorations.
- Mini Paper Angels from The Craft Train.
Use the free printable template to make these adorable little paper angels.
- Easy to Make Christmas Star Decorations from Picklebums.
Use the free printable temaplae to make these super easy Christmas stars.
- Milk Carton Christmas Ornaments from Laughing Kids Learn.
Save your used plastic milk containers to make these lovely kid-made Christmas decorations.
- Stained Glass Effect Plastic Lid Christmas Ornaments from Red Ted Art,
This is such a lovely way to upcycle Pringle lids!
- Easy Fusible Bead Christmas Decorations from Picklebums.
This is a super easy way to use fusible beads to make decorations, or check out lots more Christmas Perler bead decorations and ideas here.
- Miniature Button Tree Ornaments from Childhood101
These tiny button tree ornaments are quick and easy for preschoolers or older kids to make.
- Photo Angels from Plays with Needles.
Grab a camera and turn the kids into Christmas angels to hang on the tree with this super fun craft that tweens and teens will love.
- Easy Yarn Wreath Ornament from Red Ted Art.
These mini yarn wreaths will look gorgeous decorating the tree.
- Washi Tape Candy Canes from Modern Preschool.
Follow these clever instructions to set up this Christmas craft that is perfect for preschoolers to make.
- Cinnamon Ornaments from Crafts By Amanda.
These ornaments are easy to make and your house will smell divine!
- Modern Paint Dipped Ornaments from Barley and Birch.
These cool decorations are easy to make, and even toddlers can be part of the creating.
- Watercolor Resist Snowflake Ornaments from Projects with Kids.
Kids will love drawing and painting these magical snowflake decorations.
- Pipe Cleaner Icicle Ornaments from Happy Hooligans.
These icicle ornaments are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to make, and they look gorgeous hanging in your tree.
- DIY Peg Doll Family Christmas Ornament from Pink Stripey Socks.
Get the kids involved making this fun keepsake ornament.
- Paper Accordion Fold Christmas Tree from A Little Pinch of Perfect.
Use this free printable template to make these cute little Christmas trees.
- Beaded Snowflake Ornaments from Happiness is Homemade.
These beaded snowflakes would look gorgeous hanging on the tree, or in a window.
- Paper Straw Christmas Tree Ornaments from Ruffles and Rainboots.
Everyone will love making these gorgeous straw decorations.
- Elf Hat DIY Christmas Ornaments from Dollar Crafter.
How cute are these little elf hat ornaments!?!?
- Wood Slice Snowman Ornaments from In the Kids’ Kitchen.
Make some cute little snowmen to hang on your Christmas tree.
- Craft Stick Christmas Ornaments from The Soccer Mom Blog.
Start saving your popsicle sticks to make these cute Christmas decorations.
- Salt Dough Candy Cane Ornaments from Simple Fun for Kids.
Use this easy salt dough recipe to make some candy cane ornaments.
- Glitter Christmas Tree Decorations from Teach Me Mommy.
Break out the glitter and craft sticks to make these gorgeous ornaments.
- Santa Salt Dough Handprint Ornament from Messy Little Monster.
Make these adorable keepsake Christmas ornament to hang on your tree.
- Pom Poms and Pinecones Christmas Ornaments from One Little Project.
Collect some pinecones for this gorgeous Christmas craft.
- Rudolph Christmas Ornaments from Natural Beach Living.
The kids will have lots of fun making their own little reindeer ornaments.
- Crystal Christmas Tree Ornaments from Go Science Kids.
Everyone will love doing this cool science experiment and growing a crystal Christmas tree!
- DIY Felt Christmas Baubles from Mumlyfe.
This is the perfect Christmas craft project for beginner sewers!
- Easy Christmas Bird Ornament from Sew a Softie.
This is another great sewing project to make and hang on your Christmas tree.
- Paddle Pop Christmas Decorations from Be a Fun Mum
Use craft sticks and and beads to make these brightly coloured decorations.
- DIY Stained Glass Ornaments from Gluesticks and Gumdrops.
Little kids will have fun ripping up the tissue paper for this project, while bigger kids used the template to cut out designs.
- Paper Straw Snowflake Craft from I Heart Crafty Things.
Fill your Christmas tree with these lovely kid-made snowflake ornaments.
- Shaken Paint Ornaments from Simple Fun for Kids.
Toddlers (and big kids) will love making these brightly coloured Christmas baubles!
- Popsicle Stick Reindeer Ornament from Gluesticks and Gumdrops.
Bigger kids will love following these simple instructions to make this reindeer decoration.
- Cute Snowman Ornaments from Kids’ Craft Room.
Even if it doesn’t snow at Christmas time where you live, these snowman are too cute not to make!
- Clay Pot Christmas Tree Ornaments from Projects with Kids.
Turn tiny pots into adorable Christmas trees with these simple instructions.
- Gingerbread House Ornaments from Projects with Kids.
Here’s another idea for using tiny clay pots, these ones are adorable gingerbread houses!
- Button Salt Dough Hearts from Red Ted Art.
These gorgeous heart ornaments are fun to make and look lovely hanging on the Christmas tree.
DIY Christmas Decorations for Kids to Make
Once you have decorated your tree, make some of these gorgeous kid-made Christmas decorations to decorate your whole house for Christmas!
- Easy Christmas Garland from Picklebums.
Use the free printable template to make this gorgeous Christmas garland.
- Paper Christmas Wreath from Recycled Magazines from Childhood101.
Grab some old magazines and make these gorgeous eco-friendly Christmas wreath for your front door.
- Simple Christmas Threading from Picklebums.
Even toddlers can join in and make one of these simple Christmas hangings.
- Easy DIY Christmas Nature Garland from Mother Natured.
Get the kids outside collecting natural materials to make this lovely decoration.
- Recycled Christmas Card Garland from Learning 4 Kids.
This is great way to reuse Christmas cards, and a great way for kids to practice scissor skills!
- Modern Mini Cardboard Holiday Village from Barley and Birch.
This bright and funky holiday village will look gorgeous on your Christmas mantel!
- Tissue Paper Wreath from Happiness is Homemade.
The whole family can join in with making this gorgeous Christmas wreath decoration.
- How to Make Yarn Christmas Trees from Ruffles and Rainboots.
You could make a whole forest of these lovely yarn trees.
- Christmas Lights Mason Jar Snow Globe from The Soccer Mom Blog.
Make your own snow globe decoration with these simple instructions.
- How To Make Pinecone Elves from One Little Project.
Collect some pinecones to make these cute little elves for your Christmas display.
- Handprint Christmas Wreath from Messy Little Monster.
Get all the kid involved tracing their hands to make this gorgeous wreath.
- Paper Ball Garland from Easy Peasy and Fun.
This bright and colourful garland will look gorgeous hung up around your house.
- DIY Cardboard Toy Gingerbread House from Inner Child Fun.
The kids will love making and decorating these cardboard gingerbread houses!
- DIY Christmas Wreath from Oh Creative Day.
This wreath is so bright and colourful, and it’s so easy for the kids to make!
Pinecone Christmas Tree Craft from Hello Wonderful.
This kids will love making their own collection of mini Christmas trees.
- Christmas Characters Paper Chain from Mess For Less.
Add some extra Christmassy fun to the usual paper chain decorations with these fun characters.
- Easy Cardboard Tube Wreath from Fantastic Fun and Learning.
The kids will be kept busy cutting, painting and threading to make this gorgeous Christmas wreath.
- Easy Washi Tape Wreaths from 3 Dinosaurs.
Toddlers and preschools will love making this simple Christmas wreath.
- Make a Natural Christmas Wreath from Mumlyfe.
Get the kids out collecting some natural materials to make this gorgeous wreath.
- Paper Bag Stars from Craft Bits.
All you need to make these big paper starts is some paper bags, scissors and glue!
- Paper Plate Christmas Bauble from Be a Fun Mum.
These would look great hung up around the room or outside on a large Christmas tree.
- Egg Carton Christmas Craft from The Best Ideas for Kids
These adorable Christmas characters would make a lovely table centrepiece or Christmas display.
- Coffee Filter Christmas Wreath from Darcy and Brian.
The kids will love making this gorgeous coffee filter craft.
- Spiral Christmas Tree Ornaments from The Kids’ Craft Room.
These bright and funky Christmas trees would look great hanging around your house.
- Festive Felt Garland from Barley and Birch.
This garland is easy to make but it looks gorgeous!
- 3D Paper Stars from Post-It Notes from Babble Dabble Do.
Break out the post it notes and teach your kids how to make these awesome star decorations!
- Kid-Made Christmas Tree Picture Frame from The Soccer Mom Blog.
This is lovely kid-made decoration would make a perfect gift for grandparents!
- Simple Wreath Collage from Kids Activities Blog.
This simple activity is perfect for preschoolers, and makes a one of a kind, Christmas wreath for your front door!
- Paper Snowman Craft from Rock Your Homeschool.
Use the free printable template to make this adorable Christmas decoration.
- DIY Cardboard Christmas Tree from Barley and Birch.
Get the kids to make a whole forest of Christmas trees to display this holiday season.
- Christmas Scented Star Garland From Rainy Day Mum.
Use this Christmas scented salt dough recipe to make a gorgeous star garland decoration.
Get crafty this Christmas and fill your home with gorgeous homemade, DIY, Christmas decorations that your kids have made!
We’d love to see your kid-made Christmas decorations.
Feel free to share a photo on my facebook page, or tag me @picklebums on instagram or twitter so we can see all your amazing homemade Christmas decorations.
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