Tips 4: Making Handmade Ornaments with the Kids

I remember making handmade ornaments every year with my family, it has been a special tradition that still sticks with me today. Every year we would create a different kind of ornament and put our names and the year on them.  We all have an ornament from every year since we were born.  I love to see all the different creations on the tree and I have now started this great tradition with my son.

There are sooo many ways you can create handmade ornaments with your kids.  Here is a picture of some of my previous ornaments (the backs without my name and date on them) and how we made them.

The purple Christmas light is made out of foam.  We cut out the shape and on the other side I wrote my name and the year.  The middle one is actually a nipple to represent a reindeer's face.  We glued the eyes (which are missing) and the bow and again wrote my name and year.  The green Christmas tree is actually made out of  Play Clay, a recipe you can find from Arm and Hammer Baking Soda. We made the dough and used cookie cutters to get our shapes and wrote our names and years on the front. 

Making ornaments is a great project for kids and can bring the whole family together and create memories that will last a lifetime!

Here are 9 more ideas for creating handmade ornaments! Including felt, pine cones, tin, popsicle sticks and much more!