Inside: Make these Kindness Christmas ornament craft kids can make this December and give them away to others as a diy Christmas gift.
We focus on kindness every day, every month, but December is an extra perfect time of year to focus on kindness.
December is filled with opportunities to give to others which is a great since kids often focus on their wish lists and things they want from family.
So between making Christmas cookies and looking at Christmas lights and wrapping presents, we can take the time to focus on kindness with our Christmas Kindness Book and our Christmas Kindness Role Playing.
And we can make a kindness Christmas ornament craft to give away to others to spread some Christmas cheer like these You’re So Sweet and You’re So Kind Ornaments or these homemade cinnamon spice ornaments.
More Kindness Christmas Ideas
We love spending December spreading kindness to people around us, focusing on giving rather than just on getting.
We can make these Kindness Christmas Handprint Crafts and then donate them to a local nursing home, retirement home, or children’s hospital.
We can figure out what is kind and what is not with our Christmas Kind or Unkind Sort Game.
We can do these Christmas Random Acts of Kindness as we look at Christmas lights.
We can volunteer as a family or class or scout group with this Kid-Friendly December Volunteer Activity.
You can make these melted crayon Christmas ornaments or these Kindness Christmas Ornament Crafts and then give them away.
Supplies Needed for the Kindness Christmas Ornament Craft:
- acrylic paint (white, orange and black for snowmen; brown, red, blue, white, green, black for gingerbread men)
- glue gun and glue sticks
- paint brushes
- small wooden Jenga blocks (they’re often sold at Dollar Stores!)
- hole punch
- clear acrylic gloss spray paint
- printable notes for kindness ornament (download them below)
How to Make the Kindness Christmas Ornament Craft:
1. Print and download the printable notes for kindness ornaments (download it below).
2. Decide which kindness ornament to make: snowmen or gingerbread men.
3. To make the snowmen, paint the wooden blocks all white and let them dry.
4. Using the back end of the paintbrush, create black dots for the eyes. You can also make dots for the mouth if you wish.
5. To create the orange carrot nose, use the back of the paintbrush to make a dot and while it’s wet, drag the dot away from to create the triangle.
6. Let it dry completely then spray with a clear acrylic spray paint.
7. To make the gingerbread men, paint the wooden blocks all brown and let them dry.
8. To create the eyes, use the back of the paintbrush to make a white dot.
9. Use the back of the paintbrush to create dots for the smile and buttons in red, green, and blue.
10. You can also paint a thin white line at the top and the bottom of the gingerbread man to create the “frosting”.
11. Let it dry completely then spray with a clear acrylic spray paint.
12. Cut the printable ornament notes out, leaving room to hole punch in front of the phrase.
13. Thread some string through the note. Add a drop of hot glue on the back of the ornament, near the top.
14. Cross the thread and push it into the glue and let it dry completely, making sure the note faces the same direction as the ornament so it can be read.
15. Spread the kindness and give away the ornaments to neighbors, to friends, or to classmates.
You can also donate the ornaments to a nursing home, or a retirement community or add it to a toy donation for a Toys for Tots or Angel Tree donation.
Download the Kindness Christmas Ornament Craft Notes here.