December Activities: DIY Ornament {Kid Made}

We have so many wonderful December activities for you to enjoy with your children.  This DIY ornament is just the perfect activity for kids and they look so sweet on the tree.  We hope you enjoy this and the other great family activity ideas here at Kids Activities Blog.

December activities DIY Ornament

Each week I put together art projects for a group of 3 to 5 year old children. So each week I find myself in an arts and crafts supply store, well, drooling, as I wander the aisles. I love Ben Franklin Crafts for a lot of reasons. One big reason are the wonderful ideas they post throughout the stores as inspiration to all us aspiring crafty folks.

This time of year there are a lot of DIY Ornaments. I had to share with you our latest project, perfect for young children.


  1. Red Tempura Paint
  2. Small/Medium Sized Paint
  3. 2.5 inch Paper Mache Ball Ornament
  4. Red, White and Green (or whatever holiday combination) Buttons
  5. Mod Podge and Glue (I use both because I can never get anything besides paper to stick with Mod Podge)


Kid Made


  1. Paint the Paper Mache Ball Ornament
  2. Allow time to dry
  3. Apply Paint and Buttons
  4. Allow time to dry
  5. Apply Mod Podge
  6. Allow time to dry

The result was adorable. The best part was that I truly enjoyed a craft with my 3.5 year old boy. There is a first time for everything. We spoke quietly to one another and really focused on the craft at hand. We also shared laughs and talked strategy on how to prepare our ornament. The experience was special. Thank you for letting me share it with you. Please leave a comment. I love hearing from you.



More Kids Activities

Be sure to add this to your December activities list!  Working together on a DIY ornament or a homemade Christmas gift is a wonderful family activity.  Be sure to check out our other great family and kids activities:

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About Marnie Craycroft

Marnie writes Carrots Are Orange, a Montessori inspired homeschooling blog she started in 2010 after the birth of her first son. She hails from Maine, a wonderfully down to earth place to grow up. Marnie moved to the west coast in 1999, currently living in Seattle with her husband and two young boys. She is pursuing Montessori certification. Marnie can be found on Facebook, Twitter @OrangeCarrots, Pinterest and Google +.