I don’t know about you, we love candy canes at Christmas time. On the tree, in cocoa and coffee, sprinkled on cookies… so many yummy ways to use them. That’s why I’m so excited to share this easy candy cane Christmas ornament craft today. Making Christmas crafts with kids is an excellent way to get everyone excited about the holiday season.
Creating a DIY Kid-Friendly Christmas Ornament
Whether it is a Christmas tradition to create kid-friendly Christmas ornaments or you just want to try something new with your preschoolers, making Christmas ornaments is a great way to help kids be constructive with all the Christmas energy.
You know, the kind of energy that has every kid asking “Where are the presents?” every.single.day. during December.
Surely, I am not the only one with ‘that’ child…
What are examples of Christmas traditions in preschool?
There are many family traditions that we, personally, try to squeeze in every year. Making ornaments is by far one of my favorite traditions to do during the Christmas season with my own kids and preschoolers.
If you’re trying to find some new Christmas traditions to try with your preschoolers, then here’s a list of creative Christmas tradition ideas:
- Singing Christmas carols at a local nursing home.
- Decorating the room with Christmas lights.
- Making Christmas crafts with kids.
- Making gift bags for sharing homemade goodies.
- Baking Christmas cookies and decorating them.
- Collecting non-perishables a local shelter or food bank.
There are many different Christmas traditions that each family enjoys doing annually together.
I hope that this list of ideas will give you something extra fun to do with your kids during the holiday season.
Making this candy cane Christmas ornament could be an excellent way to start a new family tradition with your kids, too!
Why are Christmas crafts good for kids?
Not only is this a super cute DIY Christmas decoration, this candy cane Christmas ornament is good for kids because it will help them enhance their fine motor skills.
Using the funnel to fill their ornament with snow pebbles will utilize fine motor skills to hold both items in place while filling the ornament so that the candy cane appears to be in the middle of a snowy hill.
Making this Christmas ornament craft with kids will help boost your preschoolers’ creative thinking skills.
As your kids work to place the candy cane inside the clear ornament bulb, they’ll then have to determine the best way to put the snow pebbles inside the ornament to make this homemade Christmas ornament look magical.
Crafts for kids are also good because it helps them develop a strong sense of self-pride, expand their imaginations and help them find new ways to solve other problems that may come into their life.
The process of creating arts and crafts helps kids learn problem-solving skills under the hidden fun of making their own crafts.
This candy cane Christmas ornament reminds me of a snow globe. Making this ornament with your kids will create a lasting memory that kids can pull out every year to decorate their Christmas tree.
My teenagers love pulling out their homemade ornaments and reminiscing about when we created them. And that gets them excited to make new ornaments every year.
What can I do with this Candy Cane DIY Christmas Ornament for Kids?
You can make this candy cane Christmas ornament with your kids as a keepsake item or a holiday gift.
Parents and grandparents often love receiving a heartfelt homemade gift from the kids in their family.
You can also use these ornaments to place inside a homemade gift bag to give to special loved ones during the holiday season.
How to Make this Candy Cane Christmas Ornament Craft with Preschoolers
- Clear plastic or glass ball ornaments
- Mini candy cane ornaments
- White foam snow pebbles
Zealor White Styrofoam Foam Balls 0.1-0.18 Inch for Slime Crafts Supplies (Approx 40000 Foam Balls)Factory Direct Craft Package of 120 Adorable Miniature Candy Cane Ornaments for Tree Trim, Package Adornment, and CraftingKingrol 20 Pack 4-Inch Clear Plastic Fillable Ornaments Ball, for Christmas, Wedding, Party, Home DecorNopro Plastic Funnel, Set of 3
Grab one plastic or glass ball ornaments and remove each cap from the top of the ornament.
Attach the mini candy cane ornament to the inside of the ball ornaments caps, one by one. You can use glue or another adhesive to make sure the mini candy canes are in place.
Using the funnel fill each plastic ball ornament with white foam snow pebbles until each ornament is about 1/3 of the way full.
Carefully squeeze the mini candy cane ornament into the plastic or glass ball ornament until both the candy cane and cap are secure.
Such an easy Christmas ornament craft for the kids! Create an entire collection of them with just a few simple supplies!
We always love to add reading to our Christmas traditions, so grab some of our favorite Christmas books to add to your collection!
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