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Hi Friends!

I have a super easy and super quick ornament craft to share with you today. I mean, this one takes a few short minutes, from start to finish, which is probably why my kids enjoyed it! Ever since they were babies, my kids have always received personalized ornaments each Christmas, and about two years ago, they started making their own by decorating clear, plastic balls and adding some favorite items inside.

In the past, they’ve used small toys, charms, mini erasers and Legos. So this year, my little guy decided to use Legos in Christmas colors, and my little Diva chose loom bands — no surprise there! 

clear plastic ornament filled with loom bands and rainbow loom bands

The only supplies you need to make these kid-friendly ornaments are:

  • Clear plastic ball ornaments
  • Loom bands, Legos or whatever your child chooses
  • Ribbon
  • Paint pen or Sharpie marker 

Some of these ornaments snap in half, but these particular ones didn’t. I just made sure to remove the top so that my kids didn’t have to deal with that part. My little guy added a few small Legos to his, but he wasn’t willing to part with more than a few. 

add legos to clear plastic ornament

My daughter wanted to fill her ornament with as many loom bands as possible, and since she has a ton, these won’t be missed! My son was surprised that she didn’t choose red and green bands, but she really wanted pastels in several different colors.

add loom bands to clear plastic ornament
I put the tops back on and tied a red ribbon around my little guy’s ornament and a pink ribbon on the little Diva’s. Then, they wrote Christmas 2014 on the outside. The writing doesn’t show up well in the photos, and really the hardest part about this project was trying to get a good picture of the final result! My little guy doesn’t stand still long enough to get a clear image! But, these will probably look great on the Christmas tree. 

kids holding clear plastic ornaments filled with legos and loom bands and ribbons

My older ones haven’t done theirs yet, and who knows what items they’ll choose. I’m also thinking that this would be a nice way to give small, inexpensive items, such as Legos and loom bands, as gifts.

What kind of personal ornaments do you make with the kids in your life?

Thanks for visiting — happy crafting! 

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  1. Melissa Miller says:

    I love these! I've been thinking about DIY Christmas ornaments versus picking new store-bought ornaments each year! I'm definitely bookmarking this post! Stopping by from SITS!

  2. Ronie Montgomery says:

    I love this idea and its a easy and cute looking.