Here are some ornaments for the kids that are very simple to make with most of the material already at your home:
Do you have some waste pieces of wood? Then get them all. You can make cute-looking toy presents out of them. You will need some help in shaping these pieces into cubes. Paint them with your choice of color and leave them to dry. Now paint a design on the cubes, like stars, polka dots or concentric circles etc. Tie a bright satin ribbon to the cube just like you do to a present. You may gift it to your friends or even hang it around your house or the Christmas tree as a decoration.
Now for some jingle bells and bows! Take a wider satin ribbon and tie a knot to make a bow. Take a contrast colored card paper and cut two semi circles. Roll each semicircle into a cone and paste the open end. Draw some designs on the cones and paste them on the knot of the bow. Sprinkle some sparkles for a better effect.
Making ornaments out of wheat flour - it is very easy to make ornaments like a snowman, beads or smiley using the dough made by mixing flour, salt and water.
Draw the shapes of the shoes on a green velvet paper and cut them out. Paste these on a thick card board and cut the shapes out. Make cuffs out of a red velvet paper or a waste satin cloth and paste on the shoes. Paste some white or silver pom-poms on the cuffs and you elf shoes are ready.
Paper cup reindeer. Paint a paper cup with brown color. Paste two eyes cut from a paper just below the rim of the cup. Draw the mouth, the nose and the eyebrows with a marker pen. Poke holes at the sides of the cups to insert the ears made by rolling a brown semicircle into a cone. Use dry twigs to make the antlers and paste them behind the ears. Place or paste some pebbles inside the cup so that it does not lose balance.
To make Christmas ornaments there is no end to fun. So common kids, grab your share of the merriment on this wonderful Christmas Eve.