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!
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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.
Supplies for a yarn craft
- cardboard or craft foam sheets
Instructions for a yarn ornament
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.
Cut yarn into very small pieces, approximately 1 inch (2.5 cm) or less.
Spread lots of glue on the cardboard shape. Use your finger or a paint brush to spread it over the whole surface.
Drop a thick handful of the small yarn pieces onto the glue. Cover the shape completely.
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.
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.
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.
Provide yarn in a variety of colors so kids can be creative with their craft.
Christmas wreath ornament!
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.
Christmas Pinterest board for more crafts and activities!