Make a pretty ribbon spiral Christmas tree ornament or two with your kids! You only need ribbon and glue!
We do love making our own Christmas tree ornaments, like these Perler Bead ornaments. We are joining a series called Homemade Kid Christmas Ornaments and made this super easy ribbon spiral Christmas Tree Ornament! How pretty are they?
What you need:
- Material ribbon strips
- Craft glue
- Old plastic pencils/pens
- Buttons or decorative pieces
- String(optional to hang it up)
What to do:
First, dilute the glue with water. Use a 1:1 ratio. Dip the ribbon in the glue mixture, making sure the whole ribbon is covered. (My sensory-seeking child loved this messy part of the activity, but if you have a child that dislikes getting messy, you might want to use rubber gloves.)
Turn the wet ribbon around the plastic pencil. You need a plastic one otherwise it won’t come off easily when dry. You can also add a bit of glitter, if you wish, to the wet glue.
Leave them to dry. We left it for a day to dry out well.
When dry, pry it off the pencil. Look what happens! It stays like that, like a spiral! (This is a great experiment too. Explain to the kids why it is staying like that: because the glue holds it together.)
Add any decorative piece at the bottom end. We used star buttons and felt snowflakes. Make a hole at the other end and add a string to hang it up on your tree. You don’t have to add another string though, you could only make a hole in your spiral ribbon and hang it up like that too.
And that is it! Easy, but oh-so-pretty, Christmas tree ribbon spiral ornaments!
You can find more ideas here in the next 30 Days:
More Kid-made ornaments for you to enjoy!
Mini Clothespins Ornament from Resourceful Mama
Handprint Photo Keepsake
Mini Photo Wreath
Ornaments from lids and serviettes
Love this homemade ornament! Love how simple it is and uses items that I already have on hand. Thanks for participating in the Homemade Kid Ornament blog hop!
Nadia van Zyl says
Thank you for hosting Kim!
This reminds of how I used to make spiral hair clips for my girls when they were younger. What a fun project to do with kids.
Wonderful ornament, the spiral is amazing.