One of my kids favorite Christmas traditions is decorating the Christmas tree as a family. We usually have on a holiday movie, drink hot cocoa, and reminisce about ornaments that were made in the past. You can make great memories too with your family and create these DIY Christmas ornaments for kids. These adorable ornaments are super easy to make and look festive and bright on your Christmas tree.
Learning About Fine Motor Skills:
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WHEN CHILDREN ARE CREATING AND PUTTING TOGETHER A CRAFT OR PROJECT, THEY ARE PRACTICINGNG WITH FINE MOTOR SKILLS.
Fine motor skills are used with your children as infants and forward. These skills are important to develop additional skills like:
Turning the page of a book. Eating a snack with their fingers. Coloring a picture.
Your wonderful DIY filled Christmas ornament can be made anytime for decorations or as a gift.
In addition to practicing fine motor skills, here are some more ideas for what you can teach when making the DIY Christmas bulb ornament:
- Math skills such as identifying colors, shapes, and sizes.
- Literacy skills including vocabulary and oral language development.
- Social/emotional skills like thinking of others and sharing.
What Can Preschoolers Learn About Creating Projects?
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WHEN YOUR CHILD MAKES PROJECTS AND CRAFTS THEY ARE PRACTICING THESE ADDITIONAL SKILLS:
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.
How To Make This Ornament
DIY KID FRIENDLY CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT
Seriously, this craft is so easy to make!
First, grab the 2-supplies from your local craft store, dollar store, or order them in bulk on Amazon.
Then, simply remove the top from the clear Christmas plastic ornament and place the tiny Christmas bulb ornaments inside.
Kids can use their creativity to make a multi-colored ornament or separate the colors of the miniature ornaments.
Then, use the ornaments to decorate their own Christmas tree or give as a Christmas gift.
Other Ways To Use The Christmas Ornament Craft:
Allow your child to pick two or three different colored mini bulbs to recognize and recreate a color pattern.
Have your child fill their ornament with candy canes, tiny gifts, pom poms, or even a letter written by your sweet kiddo.