Tissue Paper Ornament Preschool Craft

 A tissue paper Christmas ornament is a fun creative art activity for kids. Decorate tissue with glitter and glue to make a pretty decoration for the Christmas tree. Enjoy this fun and simple holiday craft with the whole family.

recycled tissue fun Christmas craft for preschoolers

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There are lots of interesting Christmas crafts for kids, so it can be difficult to choose which one to do as a family activity. If you're looking for something simple, but beautiful, then this is the craft for you!

Tissue paper ornaments are fun to make, and look pretty on the Christmas tree. This activity uses everyday craft supplies and recycled tissue paper. Along with the benefits of recycling, this activity supports fine motor and math skills, making it a fun hands-on learning opportunity.

Tissue paper ornament

These ornaments are easy to make with tissue and ribbon. It's a great way to reuse tissue that's a bit wrinkled, and would otherwise go to the garbage or compost bin.

Kids can choose the colors of paper, ribbon, and markers to make the ornaments, giving them lots of creative freedom. Search your gift wrap supplies for narrow ribbon and recycled tissue paper and you are ready to make this Christmas ornament! 


Decorated paper recycled Christmas craft for preschoolers


Materials list

  • markers and crayons
  • glitter glue
  • tissue paper

Pinking shears or crimping scissors aren't required but they make a nice edge.


Tissue paper Christmas ornament craft for kids


Instructions for a tissue paper craft

Cut three circles from the tissue paper in three different sizes. I can see a future snowman craft here!


Kids craft tissue paper ornament



Decorate plain tissue with glitter glue. Kids can make designs or even print their names.


Christmas ornament craft with tissue and markers



Decorate plain tissue with crayons or markers. Markers make a darker impression on the tissue. You could also combine glitter glue with markers or crayons on the tissue.

Helpful hints

  • Place a table cover under the tissue when drawing with markers as the colors leak through the thin tissue paper.
  • Did you know you can iron wrinkled tissue to make it smooth?


Decorate the Christmas tree with homemade paper ornaments


Assemble the tissue paper ornament

Step 1

Stack the four circles on top of each other, from largest to smallest.

Step 2

Fold the stack in half from bottom to top, to form a half moon shape.

Step 3

Fold in half again from right to left.

Step 4

Pinch the bottom of the triangle and secure with a clothespin. Tie a ribbon around the decoration to secure the shape. The ribbon also serves as a hanger to display the ornament.

 Homemade paper ornament easy kids craft


Remove the clothespin and fluff the decoration gently. This beautiful ornament is ready for the Christmas tree.


Tissue paper ornament kids Christmas craft


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