Even in the middle of the holiday rush, there’s still time to hang a handmade ornament or two on the tree! Try these fun, last-minute projects to get one more seasonal craft in before Christmas. Most of these projects were submitted by our awesome community. They’re all designed to bring joy to both parents and kids, with a practical result!
We love crystal ornaments, and these double as a science project! You don’t even need to wait for weeks to see these crystals form. Using borax instead of salt or sugar will give you awesome, unique ornaments overnight!
Once the Christmas tree is up, all kids want to do is create more ornaments to hang up! Here is a fun, quick, and low-mess option you can try with washi tape. You only need 4 ingredients and the result is pure awesome!
These clever wreaths are made entirely from peppermints! Just put them in the oven and let them make some holiday magic. This is a fun, simple project, with plenty of opportunity to experiment with different peppermint patterns!
Not only are these felt ornaments a sweet lifelong keepsake, they’re also easy to make! Your kids can even turn this into an annual tradition by tracing their hands every year and tracking their growth.
In Denmark and Northern Germany, kids make woven hearts every year to hang on the tree for Christmas! This awesome project is definitely worth adding to your holiday traditions. It’s easy and collaborative, and you’ll even learn the Danish weaving technique in the process. Fill your woven ornaments with candy or small stocking stuffers for a Christmas surprise!
Have some wintery fun creating these simple & fun snowflakes! All you need is pipe cleaners, some beads, and a handy pair of scissors. Since every snowflake is unique, you don’t have to worry about making any tiny mistakes. Just tap into your creative side and get started!
These stunning eight-pointed stars may seem like a daunting project, but they’re quick and easy! You only need some paper, glue, scissors, a bunch of ribbons, and some careful folding. To get even more creative with your stars, feel free to draw cool designs on your paper before you get started, or add some stickers or glitter. Either way, they’re sure to be beautiful!
Bring your favorite snowy activity indoors! With some yarn, beads, and cardboard, you can create your very own snowman ornament friends that will never melt. The materials needed are easy to find, making this an awesome last-minute project, and these snowmen are the perfect compliment to any tree!
These lovely outdoor ornaments are so easy — all you need is a freezer. If it’s cold enough, you can even make them outdoors. You can freeze almost anything inside them: bits from your Christmas tree, little beads, and so much more. Freeze overnight, and hang them outside. Simple and beautiful.
We at KiwiCo are so grateful for our community — who inspire us everyday with your creativity, determination, and inventiveness!
Enjoying these DIY projects? Accompany your awesome ornaments with some STEAM gifts this year! Stop by our gift guide to see our 100+ gifts for kids of all ages.
Wishing a wonderful holiday season to all of you!