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How to make an easy Christmas ornament with toddlers

This Toddler Christmas Ornament is super simple and fun for little fingers to create.  Grab some cookie cutters and let’s make this fun Christmas craft!Toddler Christmas Ornament. This simple ornament combines cookie cutter ornaments with bead ornaments to create a fun and unique Christmas ornament that kids can make. A fun gift for your child to craft and give at Christmas.

Toddler Christmas Ornament

My kiddos love giving gifts.  One of our holiday traditions is to make ornaments for all her grandparents.

When Little Miss created this toddler Christmas ornament, I wanted her to make something original so that it would stand out amidst all the handprints that already decorated the trees.

After endless Pinterest browsing, I decided to merge two ideas together.

I had found crafts using the cookie cutters to shape the Perler beads, and I loved the look of putting paper behind a cookie cutter…I just combined the idea!

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Supplies to create ornaments with Perler beads:


How to create Cookie Cutter Ornaments:

These step by step instructions will walk you through how we created our toddler Christmas ornament. 

**PLEASE NOTE: Adult supervision is required for this craft.  Please don’t let your toddler place the beads anywhere near their mouth, nose, ears…anywhere but the cookie cutter.**

Start with a pack of mini cookie cutters.Toddler Christmas Ornament. A fun gift for your child to craft and give at Christmas.

I placed the cookie cutters on some parchment paper and let Little Miss add red, yellow, and green Perler beads. Look how clean this shot is…Toddler Christmas Ornament. A fun gift for your child to craft and give at Christmas.

Totally staged, your project will look more like this…Toddler Christmas Ornament. A fun gift for your child to craft and give at Christmas.

You will need to help your little one keep the cookie cutter steady.

I tried taping them down, but it didn’t work as well as my fingers.  Side note: This ornament is a fantastic fine motor building activity!Toddler Christmas Ornament. A fun gift for your child to craft and give at Christmas.

Little Miss loved making the colors just right.Toddler Christmas Ornament. A fun gift for your child to craft and give at Christmas.

Related Craft: Check out how we snuck fine motor skill building into this fun suncatcher ornament!

Once she approved of the final ornament, we popped them in a 400-degree oven for about 10 minutes.Toddler Christmas Ornament. A fun gift for your child to craft and give at Christmas.

Let them cool completely.Toddler Christmas Ornament. A fun gift for your child to craft and give at Christmas.

Once they cooled, I pushed the design to the middle of the ornament and put a thin bead of super glue around the edge.Toddler Christmas Ornament. A fun gift for your child to craft and give at Christmas.

Last, tie a string through a hole and hang on the tree.Toddler Christmas Ornament. A fun gift for your child to craft and give at Christmas.

Little Miss very carefully chose who received each toddler Christmas ornament.  The Christmas Tree was lovingly given to me.  What kind of ornaments have your kiddos made?

 

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