Learn how to make an easy DIY Snowflake Christmas Ornament for kids from paper straws in this simple tutorial.
As soon as the snow starts falling, I tend to start baking and crafting more. Over the years, I have have been making more of our Christmas ornaments. And as the girls have gotten older, they have been making some too.
The most memorable homemade Christmas ornaments, in my opinion, are those made by your children. My Christmas tree is never perfectly decorated… it’s always full of character with mismatched ornaments and that’s the way I like it.
Some of the other kid friendly ornament tutorials we’ve shared are Tinsel Stuffed Ornaments, Cinnamon Stick Christmas Tree Ornaments and Scrabble Tile Christmas Ornaments. In this post, you’ll learn how to make cute DIY Snowflake Christmas Ornaments from paper straws.
This is a really easy DIY Christmas Ornament idea for kids to get started. All you need are paper straws, ribbon and glue and you can keep your kid busy crafting ornaments to gift to teachers, neighbors, family and friends.
Even if you don’t have kids, you can learn how to make homemade Snowflake Christmas Tree Ornaments too. Just follow the tutorial below to create a simple and elegant straw snowflake ornament.
How to Make a Paper Straw Snowflake Ornament
- Begin by cutting your straws into smaller segments. About 2 inches in length is ideal.
- Take your fingers and press down the center of each segment. This will make gluing them together easier. Place a dab of glue on the flattened portion of the straw, then place another straw over it and press them together to make an X. Ideally, you want the two flattened portions to match up, right in the center.
- Repeat the process of adding segments. Just add a dab of glue to the center and press. Rotate your straws as you do so the snowflake shape begins to form. You can then glue some glitter onto the ornament if you want to add a little sparkle.
- Once your snowflakes are complete, add a dab of glue to the back and press some ribbon. Tie into a bow for hanging. Your straw snowflake ornaments are now ready to be displayed and enjoyed. Hang them from your tree or window for some wintry fun.