Paper Christmas Ornaments

paper christmas ornamentsOh what fun it is to craft on gusty winter day, HEY!

Here are some fun ornaments that you can make strips of paper. You can use construction paper, recycled magazines, recycled books, newspaper, fancy scrapbook paper, or make strips out of artwork that your kids have pre-designed.

You will need scissors, a stapler, a hole punch and some tacky glue for this craft. Cut paper into 1/2 inch strips of different sizes. I typically cut the paper into strips that are about 2 inches shorter each time. For this ornament, I think I cut a 6″, 8″, and 10″ strip. Glued them into circles and then glued the circles together.

paper flower Christmas Ornament

I made this flower ornament using this same template.

Paper ornamentThen, I glued both sides together…tacky glue works best.

Then I glued them in the center using a paper clip to hold them together while it dried.

 

paper ornament instructionsThen I glued two of these together (holding with paper clip) to make this:

You will need to make 2 sets of these.

paper ornament instructionsThen I cut a slit half way through (perpendicular) the center of both of these sets of petals.

paper ornament instructionsThen with both slits facing, I slid the 2 together to make the flower.

Paper flower ornamentI cut a small paper circle, smaller than a dime and glued on top to finish.

Paper flower ornamentI just wish I had some better colored paper when I started. A fun activity for an indoor day.

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