Our ornament mission continues… however, we’ve hit a little snag. My boys had a rough night yesterday – and by that I mean the whole day was pretty rough – so the ornament craft I was going to show off didn’t get made. So, instead I found 15 awesome craft stick ornaments to make with the kids! These are ornaments that both my boys (ages 6 & 3.5) are capable of making (mostly) on their own. So… are you ready for 15 craft stick ornaments that will rock your Christmas tree?! Let’s do this!
15 CRAFT STICK ORNAMENTS YOUR KIDS WILL LOVE TO MAKE
This cute angel craft stick ornament has me swooning with the sheet music dress she’s all fancied up in. There’s a couple different sizes over on Leaf and Letter Handmade and I love the variety. Angels come in all shapes and sizes too… at least I think so.
These Tin Soldier ornaments are giving me ornament envy. They are darling and I just love them. Growing up, my grandma had a movie that my cousins and I loved to watch with a tin soldier as the hero who rescues the beautiful ballerina in distress. I don’t even know what the movie was, but these Tin Soldier ornaments on Remodelando la Casa remind me of that little part of my childhood.
Because sometimes even Santa needs his buddies! I love this collection of adorable characters on Creative Me Inspired You. Big J is getting to the point where he actually likes to draw and color and will put in a decent little bit of effort – you should see the Star Wars battle he illustrated at church on Sunday. He’d like this especially. My younger two would like to sword fight with the sticks… ah, boys.
Do these trees just make you happy or what?! I love the colors in these cute craft stick ornaments over on Trisha Brink Design. I might even have colored sticks like these in my craft bin I intended to use to teach Little J his colors. Sometimes, craft supply
hoarding collecting pays off.
My favorite thing about these adorable trees over on Ginger Snap Crafts? The simplicity. This is the kind of craft that my boys have the skill, patience and attention span to do. I love the school glue option that means they can do it all themselves. And the option I have to use hot glue if the buttons pop off later and need a quick fix.
This cute star craft stick ornaments is something I want to make myself. Sometimes I just need to let a little glitter flow through my veins in my testosterone-overdosed house. I might even break out the glitter for these cute little stars that are over on Happy Hooligans.
These snowmen! Aren’t they just the cutest craft stick ornaments? I love the single stick construction and the simple, already-have-it materials that make this project on A Day of Wonders just so charming. This would be a great project for my kids, as we could break it up rather easily when their attention spans start to wane. I also love that the project coordinates with a book and these could be bookmarks too.
My Little J would love these cute craft stick ornament Santa hats that are over on Buggy and Buddy. He is completely fascinated with Santa Claus this year. And not in the he-brings-me-lots-of-presents way either. He just thinks Santa is one cool dude. And seriously, he is. And I love that these are simple and easy.
I am LOVING this stable ornament. Such a great project to help my boys focus on what really matters during the Christmas season. And still simple enough for my busy, busy wiggle worms. Over on Adventures of a DIY Mom, there’s also a white version. I can’t decide which I like better. And there’s lots of other great nativity ornaments at the bottom of the post too. Make sure you check those out too!
This looks like a fabulous project for my Big J! A little more detailed, but still easy and absolutely cute. I also like that this snowman craft stick ornament over on Cindy DeRosier could be done with any size craft stick for a bit of variation. Mini sticks would make a super cute tree ornament and jumbo sticks would be a fun wall hanging.
My boys would go CRAZY for these Star Wars craft stick ornaments over on Vicky Barone! Absolutely cRaZy! And it would go perfectly on our Star Wars Tree. I have already added these to our “to-make list” and can’t wait to do it with my boys. We might have to come up some of the other characters too. The new movie comes out in nine days and I can’t think of a better way to celebrate.
Photo frames and cute reindeer?! I love these craft stick ornaments! There’s some other cute reindeer ornaments over on Rena Jones too, but these reindeer frames are my favorites. Big J could do this, but it might be a bit above Little J’s abilities. It would be a great mom-son activity to do together. We’d just have to do them one at a time.
I have loved this sled ornament ever since it went live two years ago. While I wasn’t the mastermind behind this adorable little project, I’m so happy that it went up on my site and that Rebekah (who blogs over at Somewhere in the Middle) let While He Was Napping be it’s home. I made these last year with the 8-11 year old girls at church and then we tied them to plates of cookies and delivered them to some of the older people at church. The sleds were a total hit.
I am logging this Reindeer ornament over on Crafts by Courtney away for that entire week of Winter Break before Christmas gets here. It’s going to be one of my slow down activities to help me remind myself that Christmas isn’t about perfection, it’s about memories. And making craft stick ornaments with mom is a much better memory than playing on the tablets or watching movies all day… regardless of my kids’ opinion on that matter.
These snowflakes aren’t exactly traditional ornament-size, but they are definitely impressive. And you could make some that are a little more traditional in sizing (like the little ones in this photo over on Unsophisticook) that you could hang on your tree. I love the more intricate designs of these snowflakes and Big J would enjoy creating these snowflakes with his hands. I think Little J would handle constructing the small snowflakes too.
So there you have it. Fifteen craft stick ornaments you can make with your little ones this Christmas season. Simple, fairly quick and oh so cute. Which craft stick ornaments are you going to try out?