The holidays are a perfect time for kid’s crafting, and there are so many Christmas projects that would be great for an afternoon of fun. One of the most popular types of kid’s crafts for the season are kid’s ornament projects, especially because they are a classic gift item from your little ones. Here is our take on a simple kid’s ornament that will actually look great with any Christmas tree concept. Instead of scissors, we only used Fiskars punches for this project, so it is safe for younger kids to make too!
For this project you will need cardstock and 2-inch punches. Find our patterned downloads (with the cute arctic animals and gold botanicals) on Fiskars website here. You can also find a great selection of pretty cardstocks at your local craft or stationery store! We used a combination of the Fiskars Circle Squeeze and Seal of Approval punches to cut out 20 circles for each kid’s ornament. Once you have your shapes punched, you can use the triangle piece in the printable template (on Fiskars project post) to fold the edges of the circles up. Another option is to trace the triangle onto a piece of cardboard, and then fold the circles around the cardboard for a more precise crease. Place the triangle piece in the center of the circle and fold the visible edges upward.
Next, use hot glue to attach the folded edges of the circles to each other, eventually forming a ball. The top layer of the ball includes five 2-inch circles, the middle layer is made up of ten 2-inch circles, and the bottom layer matches the top layer with five 2-inch circles. If you need help imagining how this kid’s ornament will turn out, all you have to do is think of a 20-sided die! Play around with different colors of cardstock or punches to create a collection of gorgeous ornaments. Find all of our Christmas projects here, or browse our favorite DIY holiday ornaments for inspiration. See you soon! ~ Lia and the Team