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12 FREE Christmas Ornaments Printables and a Christmas Craft Tutorial
The weather is getting cooler and with temperatures in the 40’s the boys and I are finding ways to have fun indoors with crafts! For Christmas we’re creating crafts to give as gifts to friends and family members including some adorable paper ornaments. You can download your free copy of these cute ornaments to re-make them at home from this post. Keep reading for your free download.
Family Fun with Christmas Crafts
The nice thing about paper ornaments is that they can easily be re-made if an ornament or two is accidentally destroyed in the creation process. Here you can see that the gingerbread man is receiving an enormous amount of glitter glue on his tummy. It’s great fun for a three-year-old and even more fun for mom to watch.
In case you ever wondered how I keep my kids busy – well – I let them make big messes. And then we all get to clean it up. Mess-making and cleaning-up – all very important life skills.
These Christmas ornaments are great for kids – cutting out the patterns from card stock makes for improved fine motor skills. It also works the “pincher” muscles – perfect for kids who are learning how to control a crayon or pencil. I let the boys use glitter glue because it keeps them engaged. Having something colorful is wonderful (like markers or crayons) but having something that is sticky, sparkly, and colorful is even better! Of course, it also leads to sticky hands. But that’s OK – I just used Huggies Clutch ‘n Clean Wipes to clean their hands. It cuts down on germs and messes. Hooray for mom!
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Tutorial: How to Make Three Dimensional Christmas Ornaments from Paper
To make these ornaments you will need:
- 1 Package of card stock in white
- 1 Color Printer
- Various containers of glitter glue
- Sequins (optional)
- 1 Pair of Scissors
- 1 Hole Punch
- 1 Clear Tape Dispenser
- 1 Roll of baker’s twine or kite string for hanging ornaments
- 1 Huggies® Clutch N Clean Wipes – perfect for cleaning up messes!
Directions to Make Three Dimensional Christmas Ornaments from Paper
Step 1 – Print the download of FREE Christmas Ornament Printables.
To download your FREE Christmas Ornaments, subscribe here and you’ll be directed to the PDF file.
Step 2 – Cut out the ornaments. You’ll notice there are two pages for each flat ornament. Cut out all the ornaments and match the fronts to the backs. To create a three-dimensional ornament you’ll need to print the FREE download two times. That way you have a front and back in the first direction and a front and back in the other direction.
Step 3 – Decorate the Ornaments. You can add glitter glue, sequins, feathers, pom-pons, puffy paint, or any number of embellishments to these ornaments. Make it fun for kids for giving them lots of options and encouraging their creativity. Let the ornaments dry before proceeding to the next step.
Step 4 – Pair the Ornaments and cut to fit. You’ll need to pair the ornaments with their match to make them three-dimensional. Once you’ve paired them, cut halfway to the center from the top of one piece, and halfway to the center from the bottom of the other piece of the ornament.
Step 5 – Slide together and tape. Slide the two pieces together by inserting the piece with the bottom cut into the piece with the top cut halfway through. Use a piece of tape to secure everything in place. If you plan to hang them, make a hole punch in the ornament piece that does not have a slit cut into the top.
Where to find Huggies® Clutch N Clean Wipes?
Love the new Huggies® Clutch ‘n Clean Wipes? You can find them at CVS. #CVSHuggiesHeroes They have some really cute clutches – perfect for when you’re on the go with kids. Wherever there are kids – there are messes – and these durable clutch bags from Huggies are refillable. The handy strap also makes it easy to hang them anywhere (like on the back of a restroom door – I speak from experience as we’re still in the midst of potty-training with our youngest).
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Have a favorite Christmas Craft to Share?
What are your family’s Christmas traditions? Have any fun craft ideas to share? I’m always looking for new ideas. Please leave a comment below and join the conversation. I love hearing from my readers!
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Originally published 11/11/15.