8 Homemade Christmas Ornaments to Make With Kids

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8 Homemade Christmas Ornaments to Make With Kids
Kate Blocher

Christmas is the time for celebrating memories, so why not make some by creating handmade ornaments with your kids? Showcase their artwork on the Christmas tree for years to come.

Personalized Photo Ornaments
Kate Blocher

Personalized Photo Ornaments

Capture your family's memories with these personalized photo ornaments, a la Polaroid. All you need to make them is bakeable clay, a craft knife, ribbon, and of course, your favorite photos.

Related: Learn how to make personalized photo ornaments.

Perler Bead Ornaments
Kate Blocher

Perler Bead Ornaments

Pac-Man Perler bead ornaments are a throwback to the 80s that you and your kids will enjoy, though they might not believe that video game characters used to look like that!

Related: Learn how to make Perler bead ornaments.

Woodland Fairy Doll Ornament
Dave Johnson

Woodland Fairy Doll Ornament

These ornaments are perfect for a child who loves all things whimsical. Whether you're making the woodland fairy or the friendly mushroom, these glittery wood peg ornaments provide a fun afternoon of crafting.

Related: Learn how to make woodland fairy doll ornaments.

Glittery Beaded Ornaments
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Glittery Beaded Ornaments

Transform simple plastic ball ornaments into glittery orbs with tiny seed beads available at a craft supply store. Glitz + glam + Christmas tree = fabulous.

Related: Learn how to make glittery beaded ornaments.

Foam Ornaments
Nicole Coppola

Foam Ornaments

From an owl who's ready for the winter cold to simple Christmas stocking and more, eHow's holiday templates make great foam ornaments for your tree. Embellish with glitter for an extra 3D touch.

Related: Learn how to make foam ornaments.

Dough Ornaments
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Dough Ornaments

Did you know you can bake up ornaments from materials found in your kitchen? Flour, salt and water--along with fun-shaped cookie cutters--are all you need for these simple ornaments. Leave plain or decorate with paint, buttons or glitter.

Related: Learn how to make dough ornaments.

Paper Ornaments
Nicole Coppola

Paper Ornaments

Take eHow's holiday templates to the next level by using decorative scrapbook paper to make these 3D ornaments. No matter what direction they're spinning around the tree, these ornaments are sure to please.

Related: Learn how to make paper ornaments.

Painted Glitter Ornaments
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Painted Glitter Ornaments

This fun ornament-making project might get a little messy, but the one-of-a-kind results are worth it. Pick up some acrylic paint and glitter from a craft store and you're on your way to creating these unique ornaments.

Related: Learn how to make painted glitter ornaments.

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