Kid Friendly Christmas Ornaments To Make and Share

 

Kid friendly Christmas craft from $1 Target wood slice / Clockworkinteriors.com

 

 

Have you seen these little wood slice ornaments from the $1 section at Target??  I’ll admit the bulls eye look to them wasn’t very cute.  But the fact that you could use them to make six cute little ornaments for only $1 was very appealing to me.

 

 

Kid friendly Christmas craft from Target $1 Wood Slice Tags / Clockworkinteriors.com

 

 

The back side was smooth and flat … just perfect for decoupaging. I looked through my Christmas wrapping paper, and found a roll of A Charlie Brown Christmas wrapping paper that I had bought at Hallmark last year for 70% off!   Do the Charlie Brown Happy Dance!!  😀

 

 

Kid friendly Christmas ornament made with Target $1 Wood slice tags and Peanut character wrapping paper / Clockworkinteriors.com

 

The Peanuts characters were the perfect size for the wood shapes.  And the fact that the Christmas special just celebrated it’s 50th anniversary made them a very appropriate choice, IMO.   And, who doesn’t like Snoopy?!!  😀

 

 

Puppy love! Handmade Peanuts Christmas ornaments made my clockworkinteriors.com

 

 

As the title suggests, this is a craft for everyone.  The Kiddos would have a lot of fun making this one!

 

The first thing I did was trace the wood slice around the various characters — trying to center them the best I could.  Then cut out your circle/characters.

 

(I decided to paint the wood slice edges with red paint, but you could certainly skip this step if you don’t like the look.)  I have since made up another batch, and I like them better without the red!!

 

 

Kid friendly Christmas ornaments made with wrapping paper and Target $1 Wood Slice Tags / Clockworkinteriors.com

 

 

After the paint is dry, apply a thin layer of Mod Podge (or watered down glue)  to the wood slice.  Attach the circle cut out, smoothing out any air bubbles with your fingers and let them dry.  There were a couple places where the wrapping paper had overlapped the edges, but this was very easily removed with lightly sanding the wood slice edge with fine grit sandpaper.

 

 

Kid friendly Christmas ornaments made with Target $1 Wood slice tags and peanuts character wrapping paper / Clockworkinteriors.com

 

 

I thought a glazing of glitter would give the characters the extra sparkle they deserved! To do this, I first painted the edges with glue and sprinkled glitter all over them, shaking off any excess glitter.  Once the edges were dry, I then painted the fronts with a wash of glue (and/or Mod Podge) and sprinkled them with glitter and shook off any excess.   (You could probably glitter the ornaments all at once, but my Flintstone fingers found it easier to work in shifts!)  Then it was just a matter of poking through the hole with a toothpick and attaching a ribbon!

 

 

Kid friendly Christmas ornaments made with Target $1 wood slice tags, wrapping paper and glitter / Clockworkinteriors.com

 

 

Super easy, right??!   And so CUTE!

 

 

Kid friendly Christmas ornaments made with Target $1 wood slice tags, wrapping paper and glitter / Clockworkinteriors.com

 

 

Can you tell these ornaments make me very happy?!!  Do you think your kids or grandchildren would enjoy making these ornaments to hand out to their friends or teachers?   And remember that little “chalkboard” on the back??!!   These sweet ornaments also make excellent gift tags … I’m just saying!

 

 

Kid friendly Christmas ornament made with Target $1 wood slice, Peanut character wrapping paper, and glitter / Clockworkinteriors.com

 

 

And if Charlie Brown isn’t really your thing, the same technique can be used with your choice of paper.   Pictured below, I’ve taken beautiful birch bark wrapping paper and decoupaged it on to paper mache evergreen trees that were purchased at Ben Franklin.  To glam it up a bit, I just outlined them with gold glass glitter and attached a simple bow!

 

 

Kid friendly Christmas ornament made from paper mache tree and wrapping paper / Clockworkinteriors.com

 

 

Please don’t be alarmed surprised if you get another post from me today or tomorrow …. I’ve got another simple craft for you and the Kiddos to make together …. and believe it or not … it’s even cuter than Snoopy!

 

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  1. Love these, and I am from St. Paul, Mn, hometown of Charles Schultz. We have bronze Snoopy character statues downtown. I will try to find this paper & do these. Thank you for clear directions.

    • It’s a small World, Donna — I grew up in Hastings and worked in downtown St. Paul and Minneapolis for years! The Peanuts will always have a special place in my heart! Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Love the glittery finish on these fun ornaments! A few years ago we did something similar with Princess wrapping paper and juice lids. They didn’t turn out as cute but it is a fun project to make with the kids.

    • Absolutely! Any time spent creating with the Munchkins is time well spent! 😀 Thanks for stopping by! Cynthia

  3. I love the glitter, it really finishes the look! And the birch Christmas tree is very cute 🙂

  4. I like the Snoopy ornaments. =)

    • Awww, thank you, Melissa! And thanks for taking the time to visit and comment! 😀

  5. I love Charlie Brown so of course I love these ornaments! Now I need to head to Target and get some of those ornaments. Thanks for sharing and Merry Christmas!

    ~Trisha

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  7. Cynthia, I love these Charlie Brown ornaments so much and you were so creative in how you made them! I am featuring them tomorrow night @ Dream. Create. Inspire. Link:). Take care, Tara

    • Awww, you just made my night, Tara! Glad you liked the Charlie Brown ornaments. The Peanut’s Christmas special is one of my favorites …. I can’t think of another one that touches on the true meaning of Christmas. Happy New Year to you! Cynthia

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  11. Wow! So cute! and so easy! TFS! Visiting from Dream, Create, Inspire

    • Super easy — my favorite kind of craft! Thanks for stopping by, Amy! ps I’m guessing TFS means “trying for sure”?! Yep … I’m that old! 😀 Happy New Year! Cynthia

  12. I love these and I like how you finished them! We did a charlie brown Christmas tree this year it was simply the best!

    • Hi Carole. Sounds like you had a great Christmas. Happy New Year to you! Cynthia

  13. I just made some ornaments from wood slices too. Yours are so cute and using wrapping paper is a great idea! I really need a Target Dollar Section in my life!

    • I LOVED your stamped ornaments, Katrin. They were so lovely. Thanks for stopping by today! Cynthia

  14. Oh what adorable and creative ornaments. Children would love to make these…thanks for sharing! Pam @ Everyday Living

    • Absolutely. All they have to do is pick their favorite paper. Target $1 section is the best. Take care, Cynthia

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