Tissue Paper Ornament Preschool Craft

 A tissue paper ornament is an easy creative art activity. Kids can color tissue paper with markers and crayons to make pretty decorations for the Christmas tree. Enjoy homemade decorations with this fun and simple holiday craft.

Tissue paper ornament kids Christmas craft

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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, that uses everyday craft supplies and promotes creativity, then this is the craft for you!

Tissue paper ornament

These tissue paper ornaments are colorful and fun and look pretty on the Christmas tree.


Supplies for a tissue ornament craft


  • markers and crayons
  • glitter glue
  • tissue paper

Pinking shears or crimping scissors aren't required but they make a nice edge. Maybe you have some in your sewing basket? Or you can buy kids' edging scissors online.

Search your gift wrap supplies for narrow ribbon and recycled tissue paper and you are ready to make this Christmas ornament!



Tissue paper circles for a Christmas ornament craft for kids


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


Christmas ornament made with tissue paper craft for kids


OPTION 1: Decorate plain tissue with glitter glue. Kids can make designs or print their names with glitter glue.


Christmas ornament made with tissue paper craft for kids


OPTION 2:Decorate plain tissue with crayons or markers. Markers make the most impact!

  • 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?


Christmas ornament made with tissue paper craft for kids


Instructions to make the Christmas ornament:

  • Step one: stack the four circles from largest to smallest.
  • Step two: fold the circles in half together.
  • Step three: fold in half from right to left to form a triangle.
  • Step four: pinch in the bottom of the triangle with a clothespin to hold it in place while you tie the ribbon.
  • Remove the clothespin and fluff the ornament before hanging it on the tree.


This activity supports creativity along with fine motor and math skills, making it a fun hands-on learning opportunity.

So with little or no mess you have a Christmas ornament craft that you and the kids create together.

Now that's an amazing choice!

Find this post on the Kid Craft Challenge #5 with activities from other great bloggers hosted at The Resourceful Mama!



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