Looking at the bright white and colored Christmas ALWAYS puts my children and I in the holiday spirit. What better way to share holiday traditions then to create an extra special memory by making this DIY kid friendly Christmas ornament. Families can use this simple ornament craft to decorate their Christmas trees, hang from the ceiling in a child’s bedroom, or give away as a Christmas gift.

Easy homemade Christmas ornament for kids to create using a clear Christmas ornament and light bulb filler for a Preschool Christmas craft.

Recommended Grade Level:

Materials for Christmas Lights Christmas Ornament

  • Clear Christmas Ornament
  • Mini Christmas Lights Ornaments

Learning About Fine Motor Skills:



Fine motor skills are used to help children grip a pencil, zip a zipper, and use a spoon.

Fast and easy Christmas lights homemade Christmas ornament for preschoolers to work on fine motor skills during your Christmas theme

What Can Kids Learn By Making Crafts?

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In addition to learning about fine motor skills for children, here are some more ideas for what you can teach about when making the Christmas ornament diy for kids:

  • Problem solving
  • Resilience
  • Sharing and working together
  • Identifying shapes, colors, and sizes.

Why Is It Important For Kids To Make Crafts ?

Besides the fact that kids love arts and crafts projects, there are so many other reasons you should do art and craft activities with your child.

Develop a Child’s Creativity

Arts and crafts can help increase your children’s creative thinking skills. As your child works to make their own Christmas lights ornament, they’ll find new ways to add the Christmas light ornaments to the clear ornament to make their own unique homemade ornament.

Creating Fun Experiences

Making these Christmas lights ornaments with your children will help your children enjoy some fun. Let’s face it, learning is hard! That’s why I love featuring fun arts and crafts that kids of all ages will enjoy all the while learning how to have more fun in their life.

Boosts Fine Motor Skills

Arts and crafts projects are a wonderful way to allow your child to show off their creative side.


That’s it! All you need is two simple supplies! And when you purchase them in bulk or at the dollar store, you can not only create an easy Christmas ornament for kids, but also a cheap Christmas ornament that still looks beautiful.

Because as much as I love crafting with the kids during Christmas, Christmas can easily turn into a very expensive season with all of the activities and crafts smashed together into such a short period of time.

Kids' Christmas ornament for preschool Christmas theme to work on fine motor skills with your preschoolers

How To Use This Light Bulb Christmas Ornament

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Provide each child with their own clear Christmas ornament. I like to provide a lot of filler options at once, so that kids can create their own unique ornament and I’ve provided lots of filler ideas on the site (simply search: Christmas ornament).

For this ornament you just need the clear Christmas ornament and the mini Christmas lights.

Open the top of the ornament and have the kids use their developing fine motor skills to place the individual lights into the bulb.

Take the fine motor challenge up a notch by using our favorite kids’ tweezers to pick up the Christmas lights and drop them into the Christmas ornament.

Other Ways To Use The DIY Filled Christmas Ornament:

Light Hunt

Complete this adorable Christmas decoration with a light hunt through the neighborhood. Vote on which light display is your favorite!

Other Ways To Create

Check out this post to discover other ways to use the clear ornament. Additional items can include pom poms, candy canes, or small toys. There are so many cute ways to create a Christmas decoration for the holiday season.

Add a Picture

Place a picture of your child into each ornament to protect that sweet memory for years to come.

Preparing a Christmas theme for Your Preschoolers

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Kim Staten Owner and Curriculum Designer
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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