Have you read my “DIY Holiday: Kid-Friendly Christmas Ornaments (Part 1)” post yet? (Click HERE to view.) I gave you instructions on some super-easy but surprisingly beautiful tissue paper ornaments.
Now, I have some other ideas to share with you. They’re so easy, and you may already have many of the supplies you need:
- PLASTIC globe ornaments from the craft store (I get mine at Michael’s and they come in three sizes)
- Assorted red, green, white, and clear beads (I just used whatever was in my stash)
- Brightly colored feathers (from the craft store)
- Glitter balls (I got these at Michael’s after Halloween on clearance–apparently, silver, green, and purple are now Halloween colors)
- Yarn/twine (I used red and green yarn plus regular old twine)
- Thin ribbon (to create a hanger)
- Small-ish jingle bells (optional)
All you have to do is set out all the supplies for the kids. Then, remove the ornament caps and let the kids put everything inside the ornaments. (Obviously, some of these supplies post a choking hazard, so if your kids are really little, you’ll need to be extra careful.)
Then, you can put the cap back on. Again, I like to string a jingle bell onto a ribbon and use the ribbon to make a hanger as an extra touch. And since we’re using plastic globes, even if your kids drop them on the floor while making them (which happened in our house!), they should survive the fall.
There’s still time to make these before Christmas! Good luck!