Christmas Ornament Ideas for Toddlers

There are so many fun things to do with your little ones this Christmas. Add one or more of these Christmas ornament ideas for toddlers!

Don’t leave your toddlers out of the holiday fun. They’ll love strengthening fine motor skills as they create simple ornaments to hang on the tree. You can also use them to decorate your home or classroom this season.

Cutting and gluing are activities that strengthen fine motor muscles. Let your toddlers practice both as they express their creativity this holiday season.

Christmas Ornament Ideas for Toddlers

After painting pinecones green, toddlers will love adding pom pom ornaments to these pinecone Christmas trees. The OT Toolbox

Toddlers will love crumpling strips of wrapping paper and stuffing them into clear ornaments. The wrapping paper ornaments will look fabulous on the tree. Simple Fun for Kids

If you have a salad spinner, let your toddlers use it to make paper Christmas ornaments to hang on the tree. Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds

Threading beads to make these Christmas wreath ornaments is a great way to help toddlers strengthen fine motor skills. Red Ted Art

You’ll want to prep these DIY scratch ornaments ahead of time, but kids will love scratching designs in each one of them. Creative Family Fun

You can purchase clear plastic ornaments at your local dollar store. Then, have your toddlers fill the ornaments with red and green pom poms. Happy Toddler Club

Toddlers will love pressing sea glass or buttons into these homemade salt dough ornaments. Red Ted Art

Here’s another fun salt dough Christmas ornament craft. Toddlers can sprinkle the dough with confetti and glitter! Busy Blooming Joy

Using only two ingredients, toddlers will love making and hanging these homemade cinnamon ornaments that will smell lovely on the tree. Strength and Sunshine

Toddlers will have a blast filling these easy snowman face ornaments with cotton balls or mini white pom poms. Happy Hooligans

These pipe cleaner Christmas trees are perfect for toddlers. They just twist pipe cleaners around a craft stick and then thread on some pony bead “ornaments”. Red Ted Art

You won’t believe what toddlers will use to decorate these silver Christmas tree ornaments. Busy Blooming Joy

Preserve your toddler’s fingerprints with these fingerprint Christmas tree salt dough ornaments. Messy Little Monster

Strengthen fine motor skills by stringing bells on this Jingle Bell wreath. Jinxy Kids

If an adult glues craft sticks together, toddlers can glue pom poms on to decorate these popsicle stick stars. Kids Craft Room


Fill your book basket with a great collection of books about Christmas. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.

If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them through my Amazon affiliate links by clicking the images below.

Bear Stays Up for Christmas (The Bear Books)The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (picture book edition)Christmas in the Big Woods (Little House Picture Book)


Bear Stays Up for Christmas – Bear’s friends are determined to keep Bear awake for Christmas! So they wake Bear up and have him help them find a Christmas tree, bake cakes, hang up stockings, and sing Christmas songs. Bear stays up—by discovering that giving is one of the best Christmas presents of all!

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever – Meet the Herdmans—they lie, cheat, and love to give clonks on the head. They are, without a doubt, the worst kids in the history of the world. So no one is prepared when this outlaw family invades church one Sunday and decides to take over the annual Christmas pageant.

Christmas in the Big Woods – Christmas has come to the Big Woods of Wisconsin! Laura and her family are excited to celebrate. When Laura’s cousins, aunt, and uncle arrive, they spend their time together eating sweets, playing in the snow, and reading. Their holiday celebrations are full of simple joys.

These handmade, adorable Christmas finger puppets are perfect for Holiday party favors or any play day!

Turn ordinary laundry pins into a fun clothespin Christmas tree ornament that your kids will love hanging on the tree this season. 

Kids will love this adorable Candy Cane Holder and Gift Tag that is perfect for little ones!

With this Magic Reindeer recipe, kids can help guide Santa’s reindeer to your home on Christmas Eve!

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