5 DIY Holiday Decoration Ideas to Make with Kids

Looking for some fun holiday crafts to make with your kids? These five DIY holiday decorations are easy to make with both little and big kids. Make these at home and add a handmade touch to your tree and gifts this year.



Reindeer Jingle Sticks



Make these fun reindeer sticks with some simple craft supplies. You can use these as Christmas tree decorations, gift toppers, or indoor decorations.


What you need:


  • Popsicle sticks
  • Small jingle bells plus one red one for Rudolph
  • Googly eyes
  • Black pipe cleaner
  • Glue



Scrapbook Ornament



A scrapbook ornament is a perfect memento to signify a meaningful milestone in your life. Add a baby stocking cap and an ultrasound photo for your growing family. Or fill up the ornament with things from your wedding or honeymoon.


What you need:




Footprint Snowmen



This DIY ornament from the Crafty Mornings blog is the perfect gift for grandparents! Simply make the salt dough and let your kids step on it to make a footprint. Poke a hole in the top to make it into an ornament. Then bake in the oven for 30 minutes at 300 degrees. Once cooled, paint on a snowman and sign it with each kid’s name and the year on the back. Do it every year to watch your kids’ feet grow.


What you need:


  • Dough: 1 cup salt, 1 cup flour, 3/4 cup water
  • Acrylic paint for snowman features
  • Little feet



Sparkling Star of David



These are fun to make with young kids and will look beautiful hanging in a window. Simply make two triangles with popsicle sticks that will overlap to create the shape of the Star of David. Paint blue and let dry. Then brush with glue and dip in glitter. Get ready to embrace the glitter mess!


What you need:


  • Popsicle sticks
  • Blue paint
  • Glue
  • Silver glitter



Reese’s Christmas Trees



This is a simple, yet thoughtful gift for teachers, classmates, caregivers, and other acquaintances in your life. Make a bunch and add them to cards or gifts for a handmade touch. Poke one end of the pipe cleaner into the Reese’s. Then twirl it up into the shape of a Christmas tree. Top it with a star bead.


What you need:


  • Mini Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
  • Red and green pipe cleaner
  • Star beads for the tree topper


We hope these craft ideas inspire fun family memories that will last a lifetime!


The holidays are a favorite time of year for the team at Porchlight Homes because it’s a reminder of why we do what we do. At Porchlight Homes, we bring your dream home to life with thoughtful craftsmanship and the personal care of family. For more information about our communities, reach out to us online or stop by for a tour.