During the hustle and bustle of holiday preperations, shopping and decorating, it helps to take a moment and slow down. For us, the holiday season is all about spending time with loved ones, especially our children. It’s important to involve them in every aspect of the holidays, especially decorating the Christmas tree. While store bought ornaments give the tree a very uniform and traditional look, it’s also nice to let the kids in on the fun and make it more personal by creating your own ornaments. That’s why I put together this very easy homemade ornament craft that is perfect for kids of all ages (supervision required for the younger ones).
Candy Cane Paper Ornament Craft
Each ornament takes less than a minute to put together and required a minimal amount of supplies. To get started, you’ll need 2 sheets of red construction paper, 2 sheets of white construction paper, scissors, Scotch tape and ornament hooks.
Using the scissors, cut the construction paper (width wise) into strips about 1/2 to 1 inch wide. Each ornament requires 2 red strips and 2 white strips.
Start by adding a small piece of tape to one end of a red strip. Fold the paper in a circle and tape the two ends together as seen below. Using your second red strip of paper, tape it to the joint of the paper circle in the opposite direction. Wrap the paper strip around the first circle so that both ends meet at the joint. Tape it! Now you have what looks like the beginning of a sphere.
Using a strip of white paper, tape it to the joint on the red sphere angled half way between two of the red strips. Like before, wrap it around the sphere and tape the ends. Repeat the process for the second strip of white paper.
Now, just tape the ornament hook onto your candy cane striped ornament and hang it on your tree. It’s that simple and gives your tree a real homemade feel! You could even get a little more creative and decorate each paper strip with glitter glue before assembling to give the ornaments a nice sparkle.
Now that you’ve seen one of my favorite holiday crafts, I’d love to hear what kinds of crafts you do in your family. Your comment will also enter you to win a roll of Scotch Tape for your projects!
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