Easy Christmas Ornament Yarn Craft Kids can Make

This Christmas ornament is beautifully crafted with yarn scraps, and easy enough for kids of all ages to make. Toddlers, preschoolers and even older kids will love making special yarn ornaments as gifts for family members, teachers, and friends. 

 Kid made Christmas ornament using yarn scraps

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Kids love giving gifts as much as they love receiving them. The ones they make themselves are even more special.

Kids can easily make these pretty Christmas tree ornaments with colorful yarn scraps and lots of glue!

Yarn ornament craft

This activity is shared with a Kid-Made Christmas Gift Series , at Teach Me Mommy, where 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 kid made gift ornament


  • cardboard or craft foam sheets
  • glue
  • yarn



1. Cut shapes for the ornaments from cardboard.

  • Cut out a cardboard circle for the wreath.

  • Use a cardboard star as a pattern to cut a star from a glitter foam sheet. 

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


Make a cardboard wreath for kid made gift series


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


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

5. Place a piece of parchment paper or a foam tray over the yarn. Press gently to secure the yarn to the cardboard. The parchment paper will prevent the glue and yarn from sticking to your fingers as you press down!

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.

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


 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!

Options for completing your ornament:

We used a sticky-back glitter sheet for the star. If you use sticky-back foam sheets you can stick two shapes together to make the ornament thicker.

If you use cardboard, you can either glue yarn to both sides, color with crayons or markers, or paint the cardboard first and let dry before continuing to glue on the yarn.


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!


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