This is the perfect Christmas craft idea for kids!
Are you looking for a fun craft to do with your kids this Christmas? You have to try this easy homemade Christmas ornament! I bought all of the supplies at the Dollar Tree, making it a very budget friendly activity!
I always add a craft to our Christmas bucket list each December, and these are the perfect Christmas ornaments to make with kids, because they only take a few minutes, and the kids can easily customize the colors however they want. Plus, there is nothing better then getting to see your child’s art hanging on the tree each year. Every piece is full of sweet memories and make me so happy!
The first thing you will need to do is gather your supplies. I bought all of my supplies at Dollar Tree, but you can also get them on Amazon or any craft store.
And that’s it! Such an easy, budget friendly project!
How To Make This Easy Homemade Christmas Ornament
Now that you have your supplies, let’s get crafting! One of my favorite things about this Homemade Christmas ornament is that it is fast and easy. If you worry that you aren’t a “crafter”, do not worry anymore! This craft is perfect for you!
The first thing you will need to do is take the cap off of the ornament (easy enough right?)
Next, take one of your paints and squeeze a small drop into the outer rim of the ornament. Allow the paint to pour down the sides. Remember, you can never add to much paint.
Then, take another color of paint and do the same thing, squeeze a small drop into the outer rim and allow it to pour down the sides.
Continue dropping paint into the ornaments, alternating the color each time. I recommend 2-3 colors in each ornament.
Make sure to add plenty of paint so that it will cover the entire ornament.
And you are almost done! See, I told you this was easy!
Lastly, just turn your homemade Christmas ornament upside down and place it in a plastic cup. Let it sit there for 24 hours. Do not skip this step or shorten the time. The bulb needs to let all of the paint drain out and fully dry. Gravity is an important step in this craft!
After letting your ornament dry for a full 24 hours, pick it up from the cup, admire the beautiful, colorful design you made, attach the cap and then proudly hang it on your Christmas tree to enjoy.
So pretty, right?!? I love experimenting with different combinations of colors, and especially watching what my sweet kids come up with. No two ornaments ever turn our the same, and that’s the best part!
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