This is an adorable way to display the little builds from the LEGO Christmas advent calendars! These LEGO Christmas ornaments will thrill kids of all ages!
(Thank you Oriental Trading Company for providing us with the craft supplies for this project, in return for my honest opinion. Any opinion stated in this post is 100% mine.)
I hear the pitter patter of little feet running down the stairs before the crack of dawn. The footsteps are followed by another set of footsteps and along the way they pick of a third set. The kids know it’s December and therefore they have a lot of early morning rituals to complete.
Jansen (5) will soon rip open his LEGO advent calendar. The unmistakable sound of the cardboard window being torn open, followed by the small plastic bag removed from its tiny hole confirms my suspicion. Jacob (10), the family’s LEGO Master Builder is staying within reach of Jansen, in case he needs help building the small LEGO Christmas surprise.
I know Jordan, he’s on the hunt for the Elf. He takes great pride in finding the elf first every morning and God forbid if Jansen locates the elf and ruins the surprise – that’s when my morning quickly spirals out of control.
It sounds like everything is going according to plan this morning, and thank goodness for that. Monday mornings NEED to run smoothly in order to set the tone properly for the rest of the week, or maybe that’s just an old wive’s tale.
I quietly roll out of bed, total ninja-style so I don’t wake up Jonah. I know the three early risers will congregate in our bed within minutes, if I don’t preemptively go see them in the living room. I am half sleep-walking as I stumble into the living room and #$*%#&$%* (UGH – I am desperately trying to bite my tongue!)
I stepped on yet another piece of run-away LEGO from the kids’ two LEGO advent calendars. It’s not the first time this has happened – and I am SURE will it NOT be the last. OUCH! After I have quietly counted to 10… a few times, I suggest to the kids that we pick up the stray LEGO pieces and find a better location for their tiny LEGO Christmas creations and advent calendars.
Jordan comes running from the den, he’s beaming with pride. He found the elf before his other brothers, which means my morning has been spared undo drama and tears… so now I am beaming from ear to ear too (despite the LEGO imprint on the sole of my foot!)!
Jordan guides his brothers over to our Christmas tree. We spent a few hours yesterday picking out the perfect tree, transporting it home and going through the annual ritual of mom micro-managing the kids’ ornament placement. The final product is going down in history as “the year we had a very nice tree!”
Jordan’s brothers are struggling to find the elf in the tree, much to Jordan’s amusement. All of a sudden Jansen screams “LET HIM OUT, MAMA!”… There’s the elf – stuck in a clear Christmas ornament ball.
I chuckle to myself, this was totally a mom win – quick and easy… and the kids bought it hook-line-and-sinker. I love it when a strategic elf placement makes Christmas a little more magical for them.
The clear Christmas ornament ballwas sent to us by Oriental Trading Company and I am thrilled to have found another awesome use for them!
Do you remember the little LEGO Christmas creations that covered our living floor… the ones the kids get in their LEGO advent calendars?! THOSE are PERFECT for the clear Christmas balls.
Last year, I shared the LEGO Winter Wonderland we made with our small Christmas builds from the LEGO advent calendars. I still love this idea as a way to use the 24 builds you get in your annual calendar, but creating Christmas ornaments is such a fun way to display small LEGO scenes.
Everything You Need to Make a LEGO Christmas Ball Ornament:
- Clear Christmas Ornament Balls from Oriental Trading Company
- White or green flat LEGO pieces, approximately 4 studs x 6 studs
- LEGO minifigures and small Christmas-related builds, using builds from this year’s or previous years’ advent calendars is perfect
- Red and white twine from Oriental Trading Company
- Hot glue gun
Step by Step instructions to Make a LEGO Christmas Ball Ornament:
- Gather your LEGO minifigures and Christmas-related pieces
- Place the minifigures and small builds on white or green flat LEGO pieces
- Fire up your hot glue gun
- Put a dab of glue on each corner of the flat LEGO piece
- Crack open the clear Christmas ball from Oriental Trading Company
- Place the LEGO scene inside the ball, resting the corners against the ball
- Close the ball, make sure the scene is horizontal
- Thread 6” of red and white twine through the hole in the ornament, tie a knot
- Voila, you are ready to hang your LEGO Christmas ball on the tree
Our kids LOVED revisiting their favorite scenes and builds from last year’s LEGO advent calendar… and I have thoroughly enjoyed having a few less bricks laying around on the floor just waiting for my unsuspecting feet.
These ornaments are fun for the kids to make and they look great on the tree – really, a total win for everyone.
We have so much fun making ornaments, don’t miss these adorable ornaments – perfect for little helping hands!