What’s the Project? Craft projects at Christmas are always fun for the kids and they will love these kids’ DIY Christmas ornaments! They can make any character they would like, like Elmo or Minions, and hang it on the tree to enjoy for years to come.
My seven-year-old is reading over my shoulder right now as I update this old post and he’s going crazy because he wants to make one of these ornaments! I guess that puts a stamp of approval on them.
I love doing crafts with my kids for Christmas and this is a simple one that they enjoy.
These kids’ DIY Christmas ornaments are a fun project for the kids and they can make any character that they want!
Elmo was a huge hit with my littles, but you can make them with anybody! Whoever your kids like-make them an ornament! It’s really very easy!
I have a major weak spot for minions so I love making those too. I think Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles would be awesome too.
Here’s how to make them.
Kids’ DIY Christmas Ornaments:
- Clear Glass Bulb Ornaments (you can buy a 12 pack or so at your craft store)
- Americana Multi-Surface Satin in desired colors
- Vinyl (optional)
- Ribbon to hang ornaments
Take the top part off of the ornament and pour a bunch of paint inside. Be generous-it will be easier:
Now place your thumb over the top hole and shake to spread the paint. Add more as needed.
When it is completely coated, turn it upside down and let it dry in a paper cup or in the box that it came in, making sure the excess paint can drip out as it dries. Let it dry for a long time-maybe even overnight.
Then add the face! You can do this buy cutting out adhesive vinyl or with paint. I did a combination of the two.
The minion is entirely from vinyl:
Elmo is vinyl eyes and mouth with a painted nose. (Shown above.)
Really, just do whatever works best for you. The Americana Multi-Surface Satin will stick well.
Which kids’ DIY Christmas ornaments character will you make? I hope your kids have a blast making their own!
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