Easy Christmas Ornament Yarn Craft Kids can Make

This Christmas ornament is beautifully crafted with yarn scraps. It's easy enough for kids of all ages to make colorful yarn scraps and lots of glue! 

kids Christmas craft gift made with yarn

 This post contains affiliate links. Privacy and Disclosure


Kids love giving gifts as much as they love receiving them.

They especially get excited about giving gifts they make themselves.

Kids can easily make these pretty Christmas tree ornaments with scraps of yarn.

Toddlers, preschoolers and even older kids will love making special yarn ornaments as gifts for family members, teachers, and friends. 

Yarn ornament craft

This activity is shared with a Kid-Made Christmas Gift Series at Teach Me Mommy.

You'll find lots more gift-crafting ideas to choose from like this Plaited Foot Keepsake & Holder from Creative World of Varya.

 Kid Made Christmas Gifts Series




Supplies for a yarn craft

Supplies for kid made gift ornament


  • cardboard or craft foam sheets
  • glue
  • yarn


Instructions for a yarn ornament

Step 1.

Cut shapes for the ornaments from cardboard.

  • Cut out a cardboard circle for the wreath.

  • Draw and cut out a cardboard star. Transfer the star template to a glitter foam sheet. 

Step 2.

Cut yarn into very small pieces, approximately 1 inch (2.5 cm) or less.


Make a cardboard wreath for kid made gift series


Step 3.

Spread lots of glue on the cardboard shape. Use your finger or a paint brush to spread it over the whole surface.


Press yarn scraps onto cardboard for kid made ornament


Step 4.

Drop a thick handful of the small yarn pieces onto the glue. Cover the shape completely.

Step 5.

Place a piece of parchment paper or a foam tray over the yarn. Press gently.

The parchment paper will prevent the glue and yarn from sticking to your fingers as you press on the yarn to secure it to the cardboard.

Step 6.

Trim yarn that is hanging loosely over the sides if preferred. Press it into the wreath where there might be open areas. Add a bit of glue of necessary.

Step 7.

Tape a piece of yarn to the back for a hanger.

Options for completing your ornament:

We used a sticky-back foam glitter sheet for the star. You can press two star shapes together to make the ornament thicker.

If you use cardboard, you have a few options.

  • Glue yarn to both sides.
  • Color with crayons or markers before gluing the yarn to the cutout.
  • Paint the cardboard first and let dry before continuing to glue on the yarn.


 Yarn scraps Christmas ornament kids craft


Provide yarn in a variety of colors so kids can be creative with their craft.


Christmas wreath ornament kids craft

 Christmas wreath ornament!


Star ornament preschool craft

 Christmas star ornament!

Your ornament is ready to be placed in a festive box or bag for gift-giving!


With a simple activity like this one that gives beautiful results, kids will want to make more than one for gift-giving.

kid-made Christmas ornament using yarn scraps




Share this page

Share this page