Let’s have fun with some easy kid-friendly DIY Christmas ornaments today! It’s that time of year, where all the creative ideas are flowing freely – at least in other people’s minds, or so it seems. I love doing crafts and especially when I
have to force the kids to do them do them with the kids. Jordan (6) is always a willing participant. Jansen is the ever-helpful little guy, as long as I don’t get his hands dirty – no lie, he’s three and doesn’t like to get dirty! Jacob (8) is also a great helper – when the mood strikes and Jonah (1) will help if he is allowed to eat it! But I always struggle trying to come up with inspiration for our projects, until… I turned to my friend Carolyn from CarolynCrown Designs. She is the creative genius behind the images in my business cards and our kids’ baby blankets.
I am sharing her DIY Christmas ornament ideas today, of course with her permission, because they are adorable, genius, easy and super fun to make with the kids – and to give as gifts!
Grilled Christmas Ornaments! (Click the link for detailed instructions.)
These beauties would also look adorable hanging in a window or as a mobile in your child’s room.
These ornaments are also great for toddlers and preschoolers who are learning their colors. Have them sort the tissue paper by color and discuss the various shades of the colors. (This craft is perfect for toddlers who don’t want to get their hands dirty!)
DIY Plastic Globe Ornaments!
Have fun at the craft store finding fillers! Carolyn’s ideas are nothing less than awesome!
This is a great project to do with older kids who may have a little more patience. The end result is stunning!
A great ornament to hang around a nice bottle of wine, or a box of home made cookies!
Free printable – because, who doesn’t love a free printable!
You are going to do want to do this one for next year! There are so many ways you can customize it – and make it your own! Genius, I tell you!
If you are anything like me (not as creative as you think you are) then check out Carolyn’s Etsy shop: CarolynCrownDesigns. I have reviewed her baby blankets in the past (click here to read the review) and I completely stand behind her work. You should also check out her website: CarolynCrownDesigns, follow her on Facebook, and catch up with her out on Twitter as well! You won’t regret it! I am picky about who I put my name behind, but I have worked so much with Carolyn that she gets my full endorsement.
What does all this mean to you? You will see more collaborative work between the two of us in the future! Carolyn creating and me sharing it on my blog!
Until then, let me know which ornament you are going to make this year. Is it for your own tree, or as presents?
Those are cute and a good way to occupy the kids using everyday items that are probably laying around the house.
Mama in the Now says
– that’s why I loved these ideas… I didn’t have to make an extra trip to Michaels! 🙂
katie m says
I can’t wait till Christmas, it’s my first Christmas for my little one this year and I’m hoping to make some personalized ones for baby’s first Christmas.