by Darlene Morrison

Looking for a frugal yet original and fun craft for you and your children this holiday season?

This craft we discovered on Pinterest on the Always in Wonder blog was just the perfect inspiration – Christmas ornaments you can make with kids to do on a lazy weekend.

These do-it-yourself ornaments are fun and will keep those little hands busy for hours – great for your own Christmas tree but also a great idea for gift giving.

make your own christmas ornaments

The supplies required for this craft are very easy to find. They can all be found in a craft supply store. I purchased my supplies at Michael’s.

You will need:

One or two craft punches. I used a star and a leaf but you can use whatever stamp you wish.

Ribbon to be used for hanging ornaments on tree

Plastic or glass clear ornament balls

Book pages or Phone book pages. I used an old phone book I had in the house.

christmas ornaments you can make with kids

Step by step instructions:

1. Have your children punch out your paper with the punch theme you chose.

2. Fill the ornament balls with the punched paper.

3. Once you fill up the ornament with you desired amount, close the ornament lid.

ornaments you can make with your kids

Tie ribbon to the ornament and it is now all ready for hanging!


The price was reasonable and my four children had a wonderful time.  This would be a fabulous gift idea for teachers, friends, and neighbours.  I will definitely do this craft again next year with my children.

Darlene Morrison is a mother of four who resides in Newmarket, Ontario with her family. She loves cooking, running, reading and writing.


Maria Lianos-Carbone is the author of “Oh Baby! A Mom’s Self-Care Survival Guide for the First Year”, and publisher of, a leading lifestyle blog for women.


  1. My children loved this craft. We are going to do a few more for some gifts to go with presents for Christmas. Merry Christmas to you also!

  2. We just got done making salt dough ornaments, the kids just love doing crafty things, great idea!

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  5. We made many of these last year and have on our Christnas tree. They are truly beautiful shining with the lights. Hope you enjoy!

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