Inside: Learn how to create a beautiful ribbon star ornament for the Christmas tree with a spice jar lid! This upcycled Christmas craft is perfect for kids of all ages.
Today I’m pleased to share a simple and unique Spice Jar Lid Star Ornament for kids in conjunction with the 10 Days of Kid-Made Christmas series.
Like last year, all of the kid-made ornaments are inspired by children’s books. It’s one of my favorite blog series—I just know you’ll enjoy following along too!
Spice Jar Lid Star Ornament
This year our ornaments were inspired by Song of the Stars: A Christmas Story by Sally Lloyd-Jones, a poetic book about the birth of Jesus.
Alison Jay’s gorgeous illustrations paired with the author’s lyrical voice makes this book a classic you’ll want to read again and again.
Weaving grosgrain ribbon through a spice jar lid is a simple way to create the beautiful Star of Bethlehem, featured in the story. Weaving crafts help develop fine-motor skills and provide a unique, fun art experience for kids.
To Make This Craft You Will Need
1. After gathering supplies, snap the cap off the spice jar lid. Remove jagged edges with a sharp pair of scissors.
2. Invite kids to cut 12 inches of ribbon from the spool, then begin weaving it through the holes in the spice jar lid.
3. Follow the natural outline of the spice jar lid, which in our case was a star. When your child is finished weaving, tie off the ribbon and remove the excess with scissors.
4. Finally, cut 4 inches of twine, knot it, then glue it to the back of the ornament.
Hang the ornament on your tree and enjoy, or gift both the book and ornament to a friend!
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More Christmas Ornaments for Kids
Click the images below for more lovely ways to craft and read this holiday season. Each ornament shared below is paired with a special holiday book, handpicked by yours truly!
10 DAYS OF A KID-MADE CHRISTMAS
Are you still searching for the perfect kid-made Christmas craft or activity for your kids, grandkids, residents, scout group, or classroom?
Click the image below or simply search #KidMadeChristmas to visit the landing page for the 10 Days of a Kid-Made Christmas series.
Day 4 Contributors
Nativity Ornament | Rainy Day Mum
Bear Craft Christmas Ornament | Sugar Aunts
Dog Ornament | Books and Giggles
Pine Tree Ornament | Mom Inspired Life
Spice Jar Lid Star Ornament | Fireflies and Mud Pies