Print It: Simple Paper Ornaments

Easy Christmas decorations to make with your kids.

Jolly Lolly

Jolly Lolly

Jim Franco

Red and white paper circles create a peppermint swirl.

What you need: Red and white construction paper or cardstock, pencil, scissors, ice-pop stick, craft glue, red and white glitter glue, red ribbon.

Make it: Draw and cut out four red and four white 21/20 circles from paper. Outline each with glitter glue and let dry. Overlap and glue each circle onto the next, alternating colors, to form a larger circle. Glue an ice-pop stick to the back of circles. To create a loop for hanging, cut a piece of ribbon, fold it in half, and glue the ends to the back of the lollipop. Cut another piece of ribbon and tie a bow around the stick.

How to Make an Angel Christmas Ornament
How to Make an Angel Christmas Ornament
Next: Spiral Tree

Spiral Tree

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Jim Franco

Dots of glitter add plenty of sparkle.

What you need: Green and yellow construction paper or cardstock, pencil, scissors, colored glitter glue, gold ribbon, craft glue.

Make it: Draw and cut out a 50 circle from green paper. Poke a hole in the center, and following our diagram above, cut the circle into a spiral. Decorate with dots of colored glitter glue and let dry. Enlarge our star template, found in the link below, and cut out. Trace template twice onto yellow paper and cut out. Decorate both stars with glitter glue and let dry. To create a loop for hanging, cut a piece of ribbon, fold it in half, and glue the ends between the two stars. Let dry and glue to top of spiral.

Paper Globe
Paper Globe
Next: Candy Cone

Candy Cone

Candy Cane

Jim Franco

Fill it to the brim with holiday treats.

What you need: White construction paper or cardstock, pencil, scissors, red and green glitter glue, 1/80 hole punch, green sparkle chenille stem, 120 piece of red boa, tape, craft glue, hot-glue gun.

Make it: Enlarge and cut out our template found in the link below. Trace template onto white paper and cut out. Decorate with dots of red and green glitter glue, and let dry. Roll to form cone shape. Tape the inside seam to hold in place, then glue to secure. Punch a hole in each side of the cone's opening.

Attach the red boa along the edge of the cone with hot glue. Thread the ends of a chenille stem through holes. Curl ends with a pencil to secure.

How to Make Easy Christmas Ornaments
How to Make Easy Christmas Ornaments
Next: Shining Star

Shining Star

Shinning Star

Jim Franco

Jazz up your tree with this brilliant 3-D design.

What you need: Yellow construction paper or cardstock, pencil, scissors, gold glitter glue, gold ribbon, craft glue.

Make it: Enlarge our templates, found in the link below, and cut out. Trace templates onto yellow paper and cut both stars out. Cut slits in stars as indicated. Lay stars flat, and decorate the outside edge of each with glitter glue; let dry. Flip stars over and repeat on the other side. Once dry, slide one star into the slit of the other star. Secure with glue. To create a loop for hanging, fold a piece of ribbon in half, and glue ends to either side of the star?s top point.

Darling Dove
Darling Dove

Present Perfect

Present Perfect

Jim Franco

Our photo ornament is an instant keepsake.

What you need: Blue construction paper or cardstock, pencil, scissors, silver ribbon, monofilament, one photo or a copy of a photo, glue stick, tape.

Make it: Draw and cut out two 41/20 square frames from blue paper. Cut out a smaller, 21/20 solid square from blue construction paper. Trim photo to fit smaller square. Cut a piece of monofilament, and tape one end to the center of the smaller square, leaving the other end loose. Glue photo on top of square, sandwiching the monofilament. Tape loose end of monofilament to the top center of one of the frames. To create a loop for hanging, cut a longer piece of monofilament, fold it in half, and tape the ends to the center of the same frame. Set aside. Decorate the second frame with ribbon tied in a bow. Write a holiday message on it using a metallic marker. Glue this frame on top of the first frame.

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