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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. Elizabeth says:

    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 🙂

    1. Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom says:

      Thank you! The flower punch we used was about an inch…
      Good Luck!
      ~Jamie

  2. Emily...always in fashion says:

    Such a cute idea. I love the one with the holly berries and green.

  3. Emily...always in fashion says:

    Such a cute idea. I love the one with the holly berries and green.

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

  5. Natural Mothers Network says:

    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

  6. Enjoying the Epiphany says:

    I love your blog! What great ideas… I am your newest follower and was kinda sorta maybe hopin' you'd pop on by and follow me back!

    xoxo-
    Sarah
    http://www.enjoyingtheepiphany.com

  7. Christine says:

    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!

  8. Our Pinteresting Family says:

    Such a great idea! They did a wonderful job. Megan

  9. Debi @ Adorned From Above says:

    What a fun craft and cute ornament.
    Debi

  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. Justine of SewCountryChick says:

    What a fun idea!

  12. Designed by Dawn Nicole says:

    These are super cute! I love that it's something kids can do too!

  13. Mique (as in Mickey) says:

    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!

  14. The Single Nester says:

    How lovely! What a great idea! Merry Christmas!

  15. Casey {PrettyOrganized.com} says:

    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!

  16. kristi@ishouldbemoppingthefloor says:

    Super cute, Jamie!! Loving these. You're a tough act to follow! 🙂

    {HUGS},
    kristi

  17. Elise@growcreative says:

    Very pretty! I love the colors you used.

  18. Polkadot-pretties says:

    Jamie, these look so pretty !!

    What a great idea !

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

    Claire x