I am very partial to handmade gifts, especially those that have been made by my family and friends. Given that I’m in the Grandmother phase of my life right now I’m especially partial to handmade gifts from my grandchildren. Whether it is a card or an ornament I love them and cherish them all. In fact, nothing pleases me more than receiving a handmade card or gift from my family and friends at the holidays.
When my twin granddaughters were young they made their Grandfather and I handmade paper ornaments with their mother. They cut the ornaments out of construction paper and glued glitter all over the front of them. Then they added our names and their names to the back of the ornaments. A hole was created in the top of each and a piece of yarn was used as a hanger. They are some of my favorite ornaments and we still put them on our Christmas tree every year.
So, the "dollies" and I thought you might enjoy making some construction paper ornaments or crayon or fine tipped marker colored ornaments of your own so we created a free e-book for you. You can make the designs using construction paper, print them on heavier paper and color them, or use the design pages as coloring pages. Our e-book contains all 15 of the ornament designs shown below:
The 15 designs shown above are grouped together on four 8 1/2" by 11"pages in our e-book so, if you prefer, you can just download the sheets and use them as coloring pages.
To view and download my free e-book please CLICK HERE or click on the picture above.You'll be brought to Google Drive where you can view our free e-book. Then just download our free .pdf e-book by clicking on the down arrow in the top center.
Please Note: Adult supervision is required if you are making any of these ornaments with young children as some of the ornaments require the use of scissors, Elmer’s glue, hot glue, small decorations, and needle & thread.
Instructions and Supplies Needed:
Construction Paper Ornaments:
Construction Paper - Assorted Colors
Glitter (Multiple Colors)
DMC Embroidery Floss - White
Cut all the ornaments out of construction paper. Glue glitter to the ornaments as desired with the Elmer’s Glue. For the candy cane ornament glue red glitter in a striped pattern. Write To: and From: on the back and add your name and the recipient’s name. Thread a sewing needle with the white DMC Embroidery floss and insert the needle 1/4” from the top center of each ornament until the DMC Embroidery floss is at least 12” long. Cut the ends of the DMC Embroidery floss and tie the ends in a tight knot.
Crayon or Fine Tipped Marker Colored Ornaments:
Heavier Stock Paper
Crayons or Fine Tip Markers
DMC Embroidery Floss - White
Cut all the ornaments out of the heavier stock paper and (using the printable colored ornaments as a guide) color the decorations for all the ornaments with the fine tip markers. Write To: and From: on the back and add your name and the recipient’s name. Thread a sewing needle with the white DMC Embroidery floss and insert the needle 1/4” from the top center of each ornament until the DMC Embroidery floss is at least 12” long. Cut the ends of the DMC Embroidery floss and tie the ends in a tight knot.
Just print the four design page sheets on regular paper and color with crayons.
For more information on all my free e-patterns, e-printables and e-books please CLICK HERE.
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