Create With Kids: Craft Stick Ornaments

Our 5-year old had great time making these craft stick ornaments.  We used colored craft sticks that I found on sale at Rite Aid a few years ago, but regular craft sticks could also be used. 

What you need:

craft sticks
craft glue, white glue and glue gun
ribbon or yarn
craft jewels
puffy paint

To make the Christmas tree ornament you will also need:
foam star stickers
brown felt or construction paper

1.  For snowflake ornaments: glue three craft sticks in a criss-cross pattern using craft glue; let dry.

2.  Decorate!  Our son loves glitter; most of our ornaments got a good sprinkle of it and a few even had more than one color. {The Elmer's glue pen worked perfectly for covering the craft sticks with glue!}

3.  For Christmas tree ornaments:  glue craft sticks together in a triangle; let dry.

4.  Stick a foam star sticker on the top and glue a 1-inch piece of felt or construction paper along the bottom; let dry and decorate.

I used a hot glue gun to glue yarn onto the back of the ornaments for a hanger:

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Jaime said...

great craft for the kiddos, thanks!

We Can Do All Things said...

Great project! I love the trees.

babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, oh my! said...

i love this idea and will hopefully be doing it with my daycare soon!!

Beth ( said...

Super cute ornament - I love that they are simple & still super cute! Thanks for linking up to TGIF! See you next week,
Beth =-)

Vanessa said...

I think the trees are my favorite, too. I love having homemade ornaments for the tree and the memories that we made while we made them.

Anonymous said...

I love these and was thinking of making them myself! I wouldn't have thought to use glitter!

Chrissy said...

This is such a great idea!! I am going to try this with my kids this weekend!! Thanks! I'm a new follower!! :)

Vanessa said...

Thanks, Chrissy. I hope you and your family enjoy this project as much as we did. Have a great weekend!

Lindsi B said...

Super fun and easy craft to do with the kids! Would you please share this with our readers for our Fun Stuff Fridays linky party?

Anonymous said...

These turned out so pretty!! We have plans to make some very similar soon! Stopping by from TGIF :)

Trish@MomOnTimeout said...

I love using craft sticks - perfect for kids projects. Your ornaments turned out so cute! Thanks so much for sharing at Taking A Timeout Thursday. Can't wait to see what you've been up to this week :)

Camille said...

My kids are going to LOVE this! Thanks for sharing such a great idea that I can do with them! Thanks so much for linking up to Strut Your Stuff Saturday! We hope that you will join us tomorrow!
Camille @