Here’s to the season of cute handmade ornaments! I found a super simple way to make these beautiful ornaments that my kids and I just love.
I love when my kids and I can make ornaments together! It is a special way to spend time together. It may seem like more work up front to do something fun with our kids, but it actually breaks up the day and helps make the most of our time together. This was especially important on another day we are stuck inside.
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This Christmas Kids Craft brought out some sweet moments. My M said, “You are a very special mom.” Wow, I loved that and it was a moment I will always remember.
My M usually gets a little frustrated with complicated crafts (and so do I), but she loved this craft so much, she said “are there any more crafts; I love crafts!” It was so cute.
H enjoyed following each little direction and she loved all of the glitter!
J was happy to just play with the mason jar lid. J is almost 2 and he is a very busy boy, so it really helped that he just needed to stick the glitter foam onto the mason jar. It’s just important for him to feel like he is a part of all of the action, even if he doesn’t follow all of the directions:) He was most excited to hang his ornament on the tree.
Mason Jar Lids
Glitter Foam Sheets (or cardstock)…even easier if they have a sticky back to them>>if they aren’t sticky, then Tacky Glue (or elmers glue is fine).
Glitter Ribbon (or yarn)
Steps for Mason Jar Lid Christmas Ornament Craft for Kids
First, the kids picked their favorite color of glitter foam paper and I traced the lids, so I could cut out the circles to be added to the other part of their mason jar lid.
Next, we picked opposites colors for the letter of their names. I wrote block letters for the first letter of each of their names. I cut them out, making sure they would not be too big to fit into the inside circle of the mason jar lid.
I made sure each kid had a circle glitter foam piece, a letter glitter foam piece, mason jar lid pieces, and a ribbon. If their glitter foam did not have glue on it, I gave them some glue to use. We used tacky glue.
Then, we strung the ribbon through the mason jar lid.
Next, they either added glue to the back of their foam pieces or they just stuck them on if they had the sticky foam.
Next, we stuck the glitter foam circle on the back of the inner circle of the mason jar lid.
Then, they stuck the letters of their names on the top. Well, M did it backwards but that was okay too.
I added the date with a permanent marker on the back the back of the mason jar lid so I could remember when we did this together.
Each of them took a picture next to their ornaments. I loved this part:)
I tied a knot at the end of the ribbon to hang it on the tree.
Next, they each went over to the tree and hung them up!
H and M loved both seemed so proud of their ornaments! It melted my heart how they hugged each other after they hung their ornaments on the tree together.
Twin sister love…really that’s what the season is all about love.
Well, Jack hung them up and then tried to pull everyone’s down, but it’s all in good fun!
It took about 5-7 minutes after the quick prep. I am so happy we finally got to do these together. I just got a bunch of fun crafty Christmas stuff last month and pulled together a couple of crafts for the kids! This one is definitely one of my favorites!
Fun for Older and Younger Kids:
Younger Kids: You could play with the mason jar lids first and make some music jingling them together. This helped Toddler J get ready for the next steps.
Older Kids: You could have older kids cut more and write on the dates (with your supervision).
This is a fun activity for 2-7 year olds!
Add More Fun & Learning:
You could sing the ABCs before you pick the letters for your ornaments and match the letter of your name on an alphabet chart.
You could talk about the date you write on the back of the ornament and match it to the date on the calendar.
You could talk about Christmas traditions, like hanging ornaments and research what other cultures do for Winter traditions.
Way to go mom! Your kids practiced learning skills:
Language: following directions, Colors
Fine Motor Skills:: Gluing and pulling off the stickers
Letters: sticking on the letters of their names
Patience: waiting for mommy to help them when they needed it
I just love that little kids activities like these really do make a difference for our kids. I think they just love that we, moms, think about them and share fun ideas with them (even if they don’t turn out perfect).
Will you make a Mason Jar Lid Christmas Ornament Craft with your Kids?