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5 DIY Christmas Ornaments to Craft with Your Kids

Christmas is fast approaching! Are you the type to put up the Christmas tree as soon as Halloween ends, or do you prefer to wait until you’re full of turkey to get the decorations up? Set aside some family time this busy holiday season and craft some of these fun DIY Christmas ornaments with the kids for cute tree trimmings and meaningful keepsakes.

Snowman Mason Jar Lid Ornament

The weather outside might be frightful, but you and your kids will have a delightful time making this snowman ornament. Easy to make but durable enough you can keep it for years to come.

(via Crafty Morning)


Salt Dough Ornaments

Salt dough is a great way to commemorate handprints and footprints for littler ones, and for older kids it’s also an opportunity to get creative. You can supervise the salt dough mixture, and then sculpt fun shapes together (check out Olaf!)

(via Viva Veltoro)


Scrap Ribbon Tree Ornaments

Ribbon tree

If you like a more rustic look to your decorations, these charming ribbon trees will fit in with your style. Simple and cost friendly to make, and the kids can mix and match ribbon colors and styles so each one is unique.

(via Fireflies and Mud Pies)


Snowman Cork Ornaments

Cork snowmen

If you or relatives have saved up corks from wine or champagne bottles over the year, now is the time to repurpose them into these cute snowmen—they’re sure to add some character to your tree!

(via Red Ted Art)


Jolly Elf Ornaments


Your child will be sure to love these absolutely adorable elves—they’ll bring joy and color to your tree with their happy little faces!

(via Life Your Way)


Share photos of your crafts, or of you and your children getting creative, in the comments below or on social media by tagging @K12Learn on Twitter and Instagram.

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Liz Hooker

Liz Hooker is a member of the K12 marketing team and a contributing writer for Learning Liftoff. She's always had a soft spot for working with kids, stemming from growing up the oldest of six children. Her youngest brother is on the autism spectrum, so she feels very strongly about learning tailored to the needs of the child. Liz's love of literature and writing has followed her through her stints working at bookstores and she hopes to one day be a novelist—if she can just put down the video game controllers long enough to write her masterpiece.

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