by Karen & Grace Morris
Kids love decorating the tree. Here are some Christmas ornament crafts for kids that they can make.
You will not have to worry about broken bulbs.
Soon your tree will look nice with homemade stars, bells, tissue paper candy canes, and other Christmas items.
In the legend of Santa Claus, elves help Santa at his workshop by making toys. They are short mystical creatures who usually wear red or green clothes. They also wear pointy hats and curly toed shoes.
On white paper, cut a 5 1/2 by 6 inch rectangle. Turn the rectangle so that one corner is at the top, round the bottom edge.
Pin your pattern to the corner of your felt. Cut out.
Bring the two sides together. Thread a needle. Staring at the bottom of the hat, sew the sides together using a whip stitch.
At the point sew on a small jingle bell.
Cut a 1 by 8 1/2 inch piece of quit batting for the trim of the hat. If you don’t have batting, you could use white felt.
Sew the batting on at the side seam.
Fold the top of the hat down 2 1/2 inches and sew.
Leave a hole at the top so that you can thread a craft thread through.
Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star…
Place one bead 3 1/2 inches from one end of the pipe cleaner. Twist the pipe cleaner around the bead.
Add another bead 2 inches from the first bead, twist. Repeat until you have four beads.
Slide your 5th bead through both ends of the pipe cleaner. Make a circle by twisting the two ends together.
Bend into a star shape.
In Gospel of Mathew verse 2:1-12, a star brought Magi to Jesus. We also sing about the star in the song “We Three Kings”.
Many people decorate their trees with candy canes. Here is one that anyone can make.
Take your Garland Tie and wrap it with white tissue paper until it is fully covered and you can no longer see the green.
Cut three pieces of craft thread and tie on the Garland and tissue paper.
Cut 4 1/4 by 19 1/2 inches of red tissue paper. Fold three times so you have a long strip. Wrap around the white and tie with more craft thread.
Bend into a candy cane shape.
Bells are popular to ring during Christmastime. In the Middle Ages, churches rang bells for important events, such as Christmas. There are also many songs about bells such as; “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day”, “Jingle Bells”, “Silver Bells”, and “Christmas Bells are Ringing”.
Cut 8 inch piece off your pipe cleaner.
Poke a small hole with the push pin on the bottom of your cup. You will want it big enough to be able to pull the pipe cleaner through.
Pull the pipe cleaner through the hole in the cup. Make a hanger at the top.
At the end of your pipe cleaner, twist on a wooden bead. It should make noise when you shake it.
Paint your cup a Christmas color. I used blue and white.
Before your paint dries, sprinkle the cup with glitter. I used silver.
Let dry overnight. Now hang your bell on your tree and let it ring.
A lot of kids make garlands for the Christmas tree by gluing a strip of paper into a ring. Then placing another strip inside the ring and gluing the ends.
Here is a different way to make a garland.
Take the paper label off the water bottle. With the marker, color the bottle.
With an adults help, cut the top off.
Cut the middle part of the bottle in a spiral.
Hang the garland on the tree.
This snowman you can hang on your tree and it won’t melt.
Paint beads with white paint, you will need at least two coats of paint.
When the paint is dry, draw eyes and mouth on the head piece with a marker.
Glue the head piece to the wooden bead.
Cut a thin piece of felt 4 1/4 inches long. Also, cut a diamond shape 1/2 by 1 inch for a hat.
Glue the hat on top of the head.
Tie the scarf around the neck. You will want your snowman to stay warm.
Glue the snowman to the inside of the ball.
Snap the ball together.
Now use the Christmas ornament crafts for kids to decorate your tree.