What are some easy Christmas ornaments for toddlers to make?
When it comes to Christmas crafting with kids, having a fun and low-stress experience Is the goal. Since toddlers can sometimes cause stress when you're crafting and creating together, pick super easy projects and set yourself up for success. Focus on the connection and having fun part versus trying to make the ornaments perfect!
I've collected 15+ awesome Christmas ornaments for toddlers. They are toddler-friendly and simple to put together.
Most of these toddler made ornaments can be done by kiddos age 2 and up. Some can be done with younger kids, depending on your child and what he is putting in his mouth right now. I kept this list small so that you wouldn't get overwhelmed with all of the choices out there.
There are so many different ways to make ornaments! You can add some glitz with sequins, jewels, and even biodegradable glitter!
You can also use baking materials around your house to make salt dough and other creative homemade ornaments.
These ornaments have a good amount of sparkle and shimmer to them, which toddlers typically love. Some also involve paint, which my toddler is obsessed with right now.
Make sure you write your toddler's name and the date on each ornament once you're done so that you know when they were made. I love pulling out my ornaments made by my kids each year. The expensive ornaments I have can't hold a candle to my darling homemade ones.
HERE ARE SOME AWESOME ORNAMENTS TO MAKE WITH TODDLERS:
I've organized these ornaments into four groups so you can scroll and find the type that you want. Just tap on the name of the ornament so you can read the full tutorial.
- Sparkly Ornaments
- Ornaments Made with Dough (or seeds)
- Button & Bead Ornaments
- Other Easy Ornaments
Sparkly ornaments can use sequins, bio-degradable glitter, sparkly stars, tin foil, and jewels! Sparkly paint is awesome to use too! Sparkles make everything a bit more fun!
Here are 6 sparkly ornaments we love!
Sparkly Lid Ornaments- Toddler Approved
Sparkly Snowflake Ornament- Toddler Approved
Sparkly Christmas Stars- Toddler Approved
Ornaments Made with Dough (or seeds)
So many ornaments can be made with just a little flour, salt, and water! You can also make cool ornaments with birdseed and other materials you might already have on hand.
Here are 6 easy to make ornaments using dough or seeds!
Cinnamon Ornaments- Toddler Approved
Salt Dough Star Ornaments- Toddler Approved
Melted Crayon Salt Dough Ornaments- The Artful Parent
Salt Dough Suncatchers- Homegrown Friends
Salad Spinner Salt Dough Ornaments- Emma Owl
Hand Print Keepsake Ornaments- Mama Papa Bubba
Button and Bead Ornaments
Buttons and beads are easy to buy in bulk AND you can get so many different sizes. I love to get bigger buttons/beads for littler toddlers and smaller ones for older toddlers and preschoolers. Not only are they fun to create with, but they are great for helping kids build fine motor skills!
Here are 6 creative ornaments using buttons and/or beads!
Button Christmas Tree- Toddler Approved (guest post at HOAWG)
Easy Button Wreath Ornament- Frugal Family Home
Button Star Ornament by Buggy & Buddy
Icicle Ornaments by Happy Hooligans
More Easy Ornaments to Make
Some ornaments can't be categorized because they use so many unique materials or a variety of them! Here are a few other fun ornaments that are easy to put together and look darling on your Christmas tree.
6 Awesome Easy Ornaments
Easy Filled Plastic Ornaments- Toddler Approved
Pasta Noodle Ornament- The Best Ideas for Kids
Popsicle Stick Christmas Trees- One Little Project
Marbled Christmas Ornament Craft for Kids- Toddler Approved
Do you have any other favorite easy Christmas ornaments for toddlers to make?
There are several other ornaments out there that could be perfect to try, so if you have a suggestion, pass it along! I'd love to hear some more ideas that are "toddler friendly" if you have them!