DIY Kids' Holiday Crafts and Christmas Ornaments

Usually the best ornaments on the tree are the handmade ones. Find kids craft projects and ideas for turning personal mementos into ornaments that you'll treasure for years to come.

Fingerprint Snowmen

This childhood classic ornament is one you'll cherish for a long time. Plus, it is fun to make; what kid doesn't love getting their hands covered in paint. Get the step-by-step instructions >>

Designs by Jess Abbott. 

Salt-Dough Handprint

There is no need to purchase that expensive handprint ornament kit from the store. Make your own adorable keepsake ornaments from scratch using a traditional salt-dough ornament recipe; and chances are you already have the ingredients in your pantry. Get the step-by-step instructions >>

Ring Box

Turn your wedding or engagement ring box into a special handmade Christmas ornament; a beautiful remembrance of the day you walked down the aisle and said "I do". Get the step-by-step instructions >>

Family Tree

Use upcycled buttons to make this fun ornament. Personalize it with family names for the perfect handmade Christmas gift. All you need are various sized buttons and some thread. Get the step-by-step instructions >>

Baby Spoon

Part of the fun of trimming your tree, is remembering just where or how you got each ornament. It is even more fun when they are personal mementos like baby's first spoon. Get the step-by-step instructions >>

Birth Announcement

Christmas is naturally a time when you recall the most special times in life. Make it easy, by turning birth announcements, wedding invites or other souvenirs from special occasions into keepsake ornaments. Get the step-by-step instructions >>

Baby Mittens

Turn baby's first mittens into adorable winter decorations. Even when they're teenagers, they'll get a kick out it, and you'll enjoy a fond memory of their first Christmas. Get the step-by-step instructions >>

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