Black glue is the perfect addition to make any craft pop. Use a bit of 3D magic to make these black glue Christmas ornaments that you can hang on your Christmas tree! Kids of all ages can try their hand at these ornaments, and no two will be exactly alike! Let your kids choose whatever colors they like to make their holiday ornaments. If you don’t want to just use black glue, you can also decorate these ornaments with glitter glue, jewels, ribbons, or anything else you like. You can stick with the basic circle design we made here, or come up with your own designs! The durability of the paper plates is ideal for making an ornament that will last from year to year. Don’t forget to have your kids write their names and the year on the ornament so you can remember how old they were when you made these fun crafts!

Use a bit of 3D magic to make these black glue Christmas ornaments that you can hang on your Christmas tree! #Christmascrafts #ornament #Christmascraft

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Materials for Black Glue Christmas Ornaments:

  • Paper Plates
  • Black Glue
  • Markers
  • String

Cut out the inside circle from two paper plates. Trim it down some if you want slightly smaller ornaments. We cut about 1/2 of an inch extra around all sides of our paper plate circle to get this size, which was about as big as my palm.

Cut one of the circles almost all the way through the middle with scissors.

Color half of each circle a different color using washable markers.

Decorate the circles with black glue. Let the glue dry (this takes a few hours, or you can do the project over two days).

Once the black glue is dry, side the two circles together to make a 3D shape. Glue in place. We found using hot glue was the most reliable way to get the ornaments to hold their 3D shape without falling over.

Use a ribbon to add a loop to the top of the ornament and it’s ready to go!

Hang from your Christmas tree, or make a whole garland of these for the classroom!

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Kim Staten is a mother of four children ages 20, 19, 16, and 12. Kim has taught at the preschool, kindergarten and early elementary levels for 16 years. With extensive experience working with special needs children, including her own children with special needs (Rett Syndrome, autism, anxiety, and ADHD), she creates hands-on curricula and activities that are great for working with children of all abilities in the classroom and at home. Hands-on, accessible activities are her passion. 

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