5 Homemade Craft Stick Ornament Ideas!

Homemade ornaments make great classroom decorations, tree trimmings, and gifts for the holiday season! Here are some great ideas for finally using up that old box of craft sticks.

Frosty the Snowman Ornament

craft stick snowman ornament
Photo Source: Mama Jenn

We found this awesome craft stick ornament at Mama Jenn! Add some craft paint, school glue, wiggle eyes, and craft foam to your arsenal of craft sticks and you're on your way to making this adorable decoration. Jenn, homeschooling mom and blog creator, provides detailed instructions for assembling the craft so be sure to follow the link back to her page!

Santa Ornament

craft stick santa ornament
Photo Source: Kaboose | Amanda Formaro

Created by Kaboose craft contributor, Amanda Formaro, this craft stick Santa is sure to be a hit! With a short list of supplies (that you'll likely find around the classroom) and step-by-step instructions provided at Formaro's full post, this project is a snap! If you don't have space for more hanging ornaments, Formaro suggests turning the craft stick Santa into a magnet!

Christmas Tree Ornament

craft stick Christmas tree
Photo Source: WolfPac Trees Fundraiser

We found this spectacular craft stick Christmas tree ornament at WolfPac Trees Fundraiser - a site whose proceeds support the Wildwood Christian Academy. All you'll need to add to your supply list (besides craft sticks) is brown and green acrylic paint, sparkle chenille stems, and sequins in assorted colors! Visit the full post for directions and tips!

Rudolph Ornament

rudolph and other reindeer craft stick ornaments
Photo Source: Disney FamilyFun

These craft stick reindeer ornaments found at Disney FamilyFun may look complicated, but are actually quite simple to make and can be crafted by even the smallest "elves"! Dig out your felt scraps, wiggle eyes, and pom pons to use along with the craft sticks, then visit the full craft post for project directions! Have students work together to create the nine famous reindeer for Santa's sleigh or invite them to create and name their own characters.

Holly Berry Wreath Ornament

craft stick holly berry wreath
Photo Source: Katie's Nesting Spot

All you'll need to create this fun, festive craft stick holly berry wreath - found over at Katie's Nesting Spot - is green craft paint, glitter, glue, and pom pons! While there aren't any specific directions, it certainly won't take your kiddos long to figure out how to haphazardly place and glue their painted craft sticks!

After experimenting with these fun craft stick projects, consider having your students make other holiday characters that may have been missed - Mrs. Claus, an elf, etc. You'll be amazed at your students' ingenuity!