Aaaahhhhh, Christmas-time with toddlers…This year I have finally accepted that my beautiful, very breakable ornaments need to stay packed away.
That doesn’t mean I can’t have pretty ornaments that are toddler friendly.
In fact, my daughter and I came up with a super simple ornament to make that is really pretty and it looks breakable. But instead of breaking, it dents, because it’s plastic!!!
So, to make your own beautiful ornaments you will need:
Plastic craft ornaments. I got ours at Michael’s for $1-1.50 a piece. They also sell them at some Dollar Stores.
They had round ones that opened at the top, round ones that split in half, and oblong flat ones.
Paint brush or sponge brush
We used a sponge brush to apply the mod podge on the outside of the ornament. For the ornaments that split in half, we applied it inside the ornament.
Dip it in glitter or Epsom salt depending on the look you’re going for.
For the ornament that splits in half, sprinkle glitter or salt inside and tap around to get complete coverage and dump out the remainder.
Let it dry!! At least for a few hours.
Cover glitter or salt with mod podge to seal it all in.
Don’t worry, the mod podge dries clear. If you need to, you can do a second coat to be sure it’s all sealed in there.
For the ornaments that split in half, use a glue gun to glue it together.
Hang up your lovely new ornaments. Or, if you’re like me, let the kiddos hang them up while you sit on your hands.
Pretty simple and I was really happy with how they turned out! And as long as you got enough mod podge on there, the glitter/salt will stay put.
For more great kid-friendly ornament ideas, head over to Parenting from the Heart where Alana shows how to make fun ABC ornaments.
Have you made ornaments with your kiddos? Please share, we still have room on our tree!
Toddler Friendly DIY Ornaments
These toddler friendly DIY ornaments are super simple to make and would be a gorgeous addition to your tree!