Easy Foam Ball Christmas Ornament Craft

I am always looking for ways to reuse household materials in arts and crafts activities. Mesh bags have become my latest go-to recyclable. If you buy onions and other produce in mesh bags, save one for this easy foam ball Christmas ornament craft.

Christmas ornament made with a foam ball and recyclables - Preschool Toolkit

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This Christmas ornament is simple enough for you to make with the kids, but looks simply amazing when it hangs on the tree or is added to a table centerpiece.

Foam ball Christmas ornament craft - Preschool Toolkit

Mesh bags come in different colors - red, orange, yellow or black - and are easy to cut to the size required for your project.

Foam ball Christmas ornament craft - Preschool Toolkit

Here are the materials you need: foam ball, narrow ribbon, scissors, mesh bag.

Foam ball Christmas ornament craft - Preschool Toolkit


1. Wash the mesh bag before using it in this activity.

2. Cut a square or rectangle from the mesh, large enough to fit around the foam ball while allowing extra to be gathered at the top as shown. Hold the mesh in place with a clothespin while you tie ribbon around the mesh.

Foam ball Christmas ornament craft - Preschool Toolkit

3. Add a festive decoration. It could be a small flower, leaf or pine cone from another ornament that is broken or no longer used. Tuck the decoration through the ribbon or the mesh to hold it in place.

That's it! Your foam ball Christmas ornament is ready to decorate the Christmas tree. This is such an easy craft for kids, with lots of ways to be creative with the trim. Family and friends will find it hard to believe it's made with a recyclable. 

Do you have other ideas for using mesh bags?

Find this craft and great ideas from other family-friendly bloggers at The Resourceful Mama Holiday Link Party!


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