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Christmas Crafts for Kids

50+ simple & easy DIY Christmas tree ornaments elementary school kids from kindergarten to 5th or 6th grade - These homemade crafts include everything from pictures to paint to popsicle sticks to pipe cleaners to beads and, of course, glitter. They are a fun way to celebrate Xmas with your children, and they will make adorable decorations on your tree or great gifts for the grandparents!

I love having a kid-made Christmas tree. Whether you put these unique and kitschy ornaments on your regular tree or whether you have a special kid-made tree (which is what we do), displaying their crafts will make them feel proud and valued as a member of your family.

Even if the ornaments are terrible, hang them up. That simple act will encourage your kids to make more and better ornaments, and their skills will improve the more crafting they do.

Over the last 8 or 9 years, my children have made a plethora of Christmas ornaments including everything from pipe cleaners and tri-beads to detailed string art. What I have included below are the ornaments that i think are best for elementary school aged kids, maybe ages 5 through 9 ish.

Here's our very first kid-made tree, from when my older daughter was 4 and my younger daughter was just an infant:

preschool Christmas tree