I have a great easy craft that your child will love making! Aren’t easy crafts the best? We love making stuffed Christmas ornaments and we make a few different types each year. One year we made photos ornaments. This is a great last minute activity for kids. If you are needing some entertainment Christmas Eve or even the day of Christmas, these unique Christmas ornaments are perfect. There are just a few supplies that you need and everything is really inexpensive. If you are a crafter already, you are sure to have most of these items in your craft stash.
Stuffed Christmas Ornament Tutorial
Supplies you need for the Stuffed Ornaments:
- Plastic Pop Apart Ornaments (these can be found at most craft stores or through my affiliate link on Amazon)
- Filler (small pom pom balls, jingle bells, beads, and other any unique small items that will help you personalize your stuffed Christmas ornaments)
How To Make Unique Christmas Ornaments:
This stuffed ornament craft makes a great Christmas season craft leading up to the big day. It works well as a Christmas classroom craft, a parent and child craft, or if you have a bunch of relatives over and want a fun project to do together.
Grab your supplies and spread out. We took our fillers and put them in different bowls so the kids could grab what they wanted easily. Pop open the plastic ornament and start filling!
Your child can fill half the ornament for a less stuffed ornament or fill both halves to make it more full. If you are using jingle bells and the kids want their ornament to jingle, filling half the ornament works best. For our unique Christmas ornaments, we did a mixture of pom pom balls and small jingle bells!
Once the ornament is stuffed, put the 2 halves together and grab your ribbon. Loop a small piece of ribbon at the top so the ornament can be hung up.
**Here’s an important tip: to prevent the ornament from accidentally popping open and the filler flying everywhere, place a piece of tape on the bottom seam of the ornament! I figured that one out after we had ornaments pop open!! Once the ribbon is on, let your child find a place on the tree (or anywhere in the house) to hang it up!
These DIY stuffed ornaments make fun hostess gifts to bring with you to Christmas potluck parties too. Here is a picture of my son’s finished stuffed Christmas ornament on his tree!
Do you think your child would like this craft? Feel free to come back and share a picture of your child’s finished ornament @familyfocusblog. What special fillers will you use to create unique Christmas ornaments?