Paper Ornaments for Kids to Make This Christmas

by Tonya Staab
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My kids used a kit to make these paper ornaments for our Christmas tree, but you don’t need a kit, just a little imagination.

Do you remember the mask kit my parents sent to Marisol for her birthday – the one that she made on Halloween day?

I loved the kit so much that when my parents asked what the kids would like for Christmas I practically begged for more craft kits from Figtree Hollow Crafts. Last week when my brother visited from Australia he brought with him our Christmas gifts and amongst them was a gift for each of the twins to be opened in early December. Yesterday while decorating our Christmas tree I gave them their gifts, Christmas Kids Craft Kits from Figtree Hollow Crafts. Inside each kit were craft supplies to make ornaments, a reindeer, and also stationery to make gift tags and write a letter to Santa.

Today they worked on the ornaments and made a beautiful and very special centerpiece for our table.

kids making paper ornaments
Easy paper ornaments for kids to make for your Christmas tree.

Paper ornaments for Christmas

As I mentioned above, we used a kit to make our ornaments, but you don’t need one, let us show you how to make your own at home.


  • Card stock
  • Glue – put it in a tub with a paintbrush
  • Cookie cutters
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Mini pom poms
  • Glitter
  • Sequins
  • Googly eyes
  • String


a boy decorating paper christmas ornaments with glitter
Kids can decorate paper ornaments with glitter, pom poms, and sequins.

Trace around Christmas cookie cutters with a pencil and then cut out the shapes. Pour glue into a small plastic tub and let kids decorate their paper ornaments with glitter, googly eyes, sequins, and mini pom poms.

a girl decorating paper christmas ornaments
Decorate paper Christmas ornaments with googly eyes, pom poms, and paper.
a paper Christmas tree ornaments
A paper Christmas tree decorated in foil stars and glitter foil pieces.

You can either hole punch a small hole in the top of each ornament, or tape string to the back to hang them.

I put a special tree on our table for the kids to hang their ornaments from.

Paper christmas ornaments decorated by kids.

More DIY ornaments for kids

Are you looking for more DIY ornaments for kids to make this Christmas? You need to take a look at these:

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Tonya Staab December 4, 2009 - 8:52 pm

Did you see the paper plate wreath on Crafty Crow?

That would be a nice, cheap activity for all different levels. You could buy a few bits & bobs that could be glued or they could just use paint depending on their age group. Plus, they could decorate it based on their religion, it doesn’t have to be Christmas themed kwim.

karen December 4, 2009 - 8:18 pm

I have a challenge for you T… my three year goes to a Tot Lot group and I have to come up with a craft activity on the cheap for fifty little kids ranging from 18months to 5yrs. It has to be an activity that can be completed in 15mins with outside elements …. and also not too Christian themed because there are kids with different religions & beliefs.

I’m just kidding on the challenge part but this is something I have to do by Monday. I’m thinking ornaments and am hoping Michael’s or Joanne’s fabric store can save my butt 😉

hmmm maybe pipe cleaners and construction paper…. I’m thinking… trying to at least.

Tonya Staab December 6, 2009 - 11:15 pm

I didn’t make it. I picked it up from Naartjie over a year ago and she’s only just decided that she will wear it … thank goodness it is a bandanna otherwise I’d have been in trouble and it wouldn’t fit her anymore 🙂

Ali December 6, 2009 - 11:00 pm

Hey, T! Did you make Miss M’s hat? I love it! Very cute way to keep her hair out of the paint and glue!

Love all of your crafts, and loving the new site! HUGS & LOVE! Miss you much!A


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