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Paper Flower Christmas Tree Ornament Craft for Kids

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I have a special treat for you today! I teaming up with 11 other bloggers for the 12 Days of Christmas Crafts for Kids series, (organized by Claire from Polka Dot Pretties,)  I’m sharing this Paper Flower Christmas Tree Ornament Craft for Kids.  You’ll love how simple they are to make!

Paper Flower Christmas Tree Ornament Craft for Kids

I have quite a collection of paper punches leftover from my scrap-booking days.  The kids love to crafting with the punches.  So much, in fact, that I have to keep them put away on a high shelf at the back of my closet.  Otherwise, they will punch everything in sight, leaving trails of paper pieces everywhere!

Something else the can’t stay away from is my pin cushion and sewing pins.  It’s so funny, both of them will come into my craft room and make a beeline straight for the pin cushion!  (Anyone else’s kids do this?)

The paper flower ornaments were absolutely the perfect craft for them. They were able to punch flowers out to their heart’s content AND stick pins into styrofoam!  How much better can it get?  (Maybe I should have thrown in some bubble wrap – then they would have been in heaven!)

Supplies needed for the paper flower ornaments:

Paper punch used: EK Success Paper Shapers Retro Flower Medium Punch,

TIP: If working with small children, I recommend pre-cutting the patterned paper into strips so it will be easier for them to punch the flowers and will waste less paper.

We only had one flower punch, so they had to take turns punching out the flowers.

We used about 2 to 3 strips of punched flowers per styrofoam ball.

Then we pushed the pins through the paper and into the balls

Can’t get easier than that!

TIP: For children, I recommend thinner paper over thick card stock   The green card stock was much heavier than the other paper we used and was harder for my daughter to push the pins through.  I ended up putting the pins through the paper for her and she pinned the flowers into the Styrofoam.

(Check out our micromanaging kitty in the background,lol.)

Once you have covered the styrofoam with flowers, cut a 6 to 8 inch piece of ribbon, fold it in half and pin it into the styrofoam ball.  You may want to add a drop of glue to help keep the ribbon in place.

Aren’t they cute? And so easy!

Have fun making ornaments!

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30 Comments

  1. Beth Bennett says:

    I have never heard of these “punch” things. What are they exactly and where do you get them?

    1. These are scrapbooking punches. you can find them in craft stores or on line. The one I used, I’ve had about 15 years and is the “old” style. Here is a link on amazon for a bunch of new flower punches: https://amzn.to/2x0nECX

  2. very cute!! I need to get that punch! Thanks for linking up to the Create Link Inspire party. I'm featuring this Ornament today over on Nap-Time Creations… Pinned and shared all over ;o)

  3. I'm totally in love with this! Pinned and tweeted. We appreciate you being a part of our party, and I hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm. We love partying with you!
    Happy Saturday! Lou Lou Girls

  4. These ornaments are adorable 🙂 One of my favorite Christmas memories is making DIY ornaments with my mom!

  5. Cute idea!

    We may even make these for our office!

    Team Craftwell
    blog.craftwellusa.com

  6. Absolutely gorgeous, can you tell me the size of the individual flowers? I've found the shape online and plan on using my silhouette to cut them out, but my image is 3" big, which yours look a lot smaller!

    Hope you have a lovely christmas with the kids 🙂

  7. Neat idea, and so simple! Link up any time to I Made It! Monday.

  8. Hi Jamie! I really love your post! It's really inspirational and creative. I think our readers would really enjoy reading this. I would love for you to come share it at Seasonal Celebration I really hope that you will put Seasonal Celebration on your list of carnivals to visit and link to us every Wednesday!
    http://naturalmothersnetwork.com/
    Rebecca x

  9. Totally LOVE how they turned out! I'm going to try and make some too with my little ladies.

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer… From Dream To Reality!

  10. So fun! I would love for you to share this or any of your great ideas at the link party going on now (and every Saturday – Tuesday) at 'Or so she says …' Hope to see you there! http://www.oneshetwoshe.com

  11. Jamie- fun project! Thanks for linking up your about me info last week for 30days. I always look forward to visiting you when you link up for my Pity Party. Your projects are awesome!

  12. Beautiful! I love the way all of the colors pop against the white tree! Bonus: you could decorate with them again in the spring bc the colors & flowers would pull double duty! Love it!

  13. Jamie, these look so pretty !!

    What a great idea !

    Thank you being part of the series , happy you are part of it

    Claire x