Christmas Crafts for Kids Ornaments

Paper Strips Christmas Tree Ornament Craft

Christmas is right around the corner, and that means it’s time for Christmas ornament crafts and decorations! This Paper Strips Christmas Tree Ornament Craft uses colored and patterned paper to make a simple tree ornament for the Christmas tree. This is a good way to use scrapbook paper scraps to make a fun and festive ornament.

Paper Strips Christmas Tree Ornament Craft - this super cute Christmas Tree Crafts for kids - preschool, for toddlers, kindergarten. Its an easy DIY ornament craft kids can make themselves, give to others, or as a fun Christmas activities for kids

We recently made a festive Christmas garland using paper strips. It was simple and fun, and the result was super cute. Ever since, I’ve been wanting to make Christmas ornaments using this method. We just love how the ornaments turned out!

These ornaments take just a little bit of prep and are simple for the kids to make, with the added bonus of fine-motor practice as they glue the paper strips to the cardboard.

Paper Strips Christmas Tree Ornament Craft

construction paper, scissors, markers, and glue


  • cardboard
  • marker
  • paper in Christmas colors and patterns
  • scissors
  • glue
  • ribbon
  • star stickers
cut paper strips to make this fun preschool craft for kids

To get this Christmas ornament craft ready, cut the colored and patterned paper into strips. These strips do not need to be perfect. Cut different widths for interest.

cut out a triangle out of cardboard to make this Christmas tree craft for kids

Next, get the base of the ornament ready by cutting a triangle from cardboard. Thin cardboard (like from a cereal box) works well for this since it is easier to cut, yet sturdy enough for this purpose.

Start by drawing a triangle onto the cardboard. Cut the triangle out, and you will have the base to make the ornament.

Once the paper and cardboard is cut, it’s time to make the ornament!

glue strips of paper onto the triangle to make a cute Chrsitmas Craft for Kids

Spread glue onto the cardboard triangle base.

Begin gluing the paper strips onto the cardboard, overlapping the strips a bit as you go.

Let the glue dry.

cut along the triangle to trip excess paper in this ornament craft for kids

After the glue dries, cut the excess paper from the side, using the cardboard as a guide.

You can repeat the process on the other side so they can both be covered.

homemade Christmas gifts

Attach a start sticker to the top, glue a ribbon on the back, and you’ll have a cute ornament and whimsical ornament for the Christmas tree!

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Emily loves to get out exploring and learning alongside her children, and strives to make learning fun! She blogs at Creative Little Explorers, where she shares hands-on learning ideas, nature activities, crafts, and more.

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