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DIY Paper Straw Snowflake Christmas Ornament for Kids

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Learn how to make an easy DIY Snowflake Christmas Ornament for kids from paper straws in this simple tutorial. 

Red, white and green paper straws crafted into a snowflake Christmas ornament

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.

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.

Finished paper straw Christmas ornament craft for kids

How to Make a Paper Straw Snowflake Ornament

Learn how to make a homemade Snowflake Christmas Ornament for kids from paper straws in this easy to follow tutorial.
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Prep Time: 0 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Makes: 1 Christmas Ornament



  • Begin by cutting your straws into smaller segments. About 2 inches in length is ideal.
    Red, white and green striped paper straws on the counter with glitter
  • 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.
    Three segments of paper straws glued together in the shape of a snowflake
  • 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.
    Ribbon glued on the back of paper straw snowflake Christmas ornament for hanging on the tree

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