Originally written in 2014.
Christmas time with our Max baby is just about the best thing ever and Santa hasn’t even come! (I said that about trick or treating on Halloween too.) He just makes everything so exciting all over again and seeing his face light up over a candy cane or a choo-choo or a yellow school bus ornament makes my heart so happy. I decided to start a few Christmas traditions in Casa de Dorobek this year, one of them being making DIY ornaments each year. These easy easy DIY ornaments include toddler scribbles, card stock and simple punch out Christmas tree!
Here’s what you need to make easy DIY ornaments
- White card stock
- Colored card stock
- Christmas tree punch
Easy DIY ornaments for toddlers
I love the idea of one day having a Christmas tree with 100% kid made ornaments that we’ve saved over the years. This Chrsitmas craft for toddlers is as easy as it gets! No mess plus we made 12 ornaments in about an hour!
Step 1- Cut circles
I used a glass from the kitchen to trace circles onto white card stock, and cut them out with scissors. Then, I taped the circles to a brown paper bag, and let Max go to town coloring the circles outside. My baby likes to color! I think he got that from his mama!
Step 2- Attach hanger to toddler drawings
After your kiddo has colored the heck out of the white circles, it’s time to make the top of the ornaments. First, I used a stapler to attach a piece of red yarn to the white circle Max drew on. Make sure and attach it fairly close to the top otherwise it will show through the Christmas tree cut out. And don’t worry, you can always just take out the staple and try again.
Step 3- Cut more circles
Then, use the same glass you used to trace the first circles, and trace one more circle for each ornament. I used a turquoise card stock for the top circle.
Step 4- Punch Christmas trees
Use your Christmas themed punch to punch a shape in the center of the top circle.
Step 5- Glue the circles together
Now, glue the punched out circle to the top of the doodled on white circle, and voila! Adorable (and easy) Chrsitmas crafts for toddlers!
Then hang them on the tree. Maxwell really likes that part too! Well, he also likes to un hang them or just stick them in the tree or anywhere really!
And here is the Dorobek family Christmas tree decked out in non breakable decorations and lots of toddler made ornaments!
Be sure to check out my other fun DIY ornament tutorial on Pottery Barn Kids! Here’s a sneak peek:
Also, I recently did 2 blog posts for Pottery Barn Kids! One about our book/family time advent calendar and the other about DIY hand/ foot print ornaments. This is kind of embarrassing, but this is the first year in my adult life that I have had a Christmas tree in my own house! Maxwell inspired it, and I love our “Oh What Fun” non breakable tree theme this year. I can assure you that casa de Dorobek will be fully equipped with a Chrsitmas tree from here on out! (Here’s what I did for years past!)
Looking for more Christmas crafts for toddlers? Dont’ miss these:
Do you do themed trees? Any other fun toddler made ornament ideas? I’d love to hear!
Comments & Reviews
What a lovely idea. These would be great for grandparents too!
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Thank you for sharing and have a wonderful weekend
What precious keepsakes these are! Thanks for sharing this on Throwback Thursday, and I’ll be pinning this to our board! Be sure to follow! 🙂 Happy Holidays!
I love the thumbprint in the star glitter ornament so much, I just ordered them online! What’s the approximate size of the paper circle you fit into the frame? I need to make them before I get the ornaments since it’s so close to Christmas. Thanks!