Jingling Silver Bells Christmas Craft

This is such a cute Christmas Craft for kids! Kids from toddler, preschool, and kindergarten age kids will have fun making these silver bells craft.
Silver Bells Craft - this is such a fun Christmas craft for kids in toddler, preschool, and kindergarten.

Christmas is a wonderful time of the year, as the song says. I look forward to this time of year every single year. I love everything to do with the holiday. I also love sharing fun experiences and memories with my kids to celebrate Christmas. This year, we've been on an ornament-making kick, which includes this project, jingling silver bells.

I got the idea for this project from the classic Christmas song "Silver Bells." These jingling silver bells really ring, and are made from recycled egg cartons. This was one of my favorite recycled craft projects to date!

Christmas Craft for Kids

egg carton, pipe cleaners, and bell craft for kids

You need just a few things to make your silver bells:
  • Egg cartons
  • Scissors
  • Chenille stems
  • Jingle bells
  • Ribbon
  • Paintbrushes
  • Silver paint
Christmas craft for kids
Cut off all of the egg carton cup that doesn't make a complete circle. Our egg cartons actually have a line marking this point, which made it much easier to cut. At any rate, you want the egg cups to look like little bells.

Poke a hole in the very center of the egg carton.

Paint the egg cups silver on the inside and out. Let the paint dry.

bell Christmas Craft for toddler, preschool, prek, kindergarten to make in December
When the paint is dry, cut a 4-inch long piece of chenille stem. Thread the stem through the top of the jingle bell and up through the hole in the egg carton. This will hold the bell in place. Tie the ends of the chenille stem together to create a loop that you can use to ring the bell or hang it from the Christmas tree.

Tie a bow around the top of the egg cup bell and you're done!

The kids were so pleased at how easy this project was, yet how adorable it looks when finished. They spent most of their day ringing the bells at one another, which made for a festive-sounding afternoon.

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Brenda is a full-time writer and homeschooling mom to two girls. Brenda blogs about STEM activities and ADHD homeschooling at Schooling a Monkey. When she isn't working, you'll find Brenda sipping on coffee with her nose in a book.

Beth Gorden
Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is a homeschooling mother of six who strives to enjoy every moment with her kids through hands-on learning, crafts, new experiences, and lots of playing together. Beth is also the creator and author of 123 Homeschool 4 Me where she shares 1000+ free printables, creative homeschool lessons, crafts, and other fun ideas to help preschool and homeschooling families have fun while learning and exploring together.