As a mom, I am always conflicted about the Christmas tree. My dream is to have a themed tree with beautiful garland and ribbon. My reality is that I still let the kids decorate the tree, and the finishing touch is always a train track running around it with engines everywhere. However, I recognize that my kids will never be this age again. As long as they want to decorate the tree, I will absolutely allow them to do so.
This leads me to the next cheap Christmas activity to do with children – a DIY Christmas ornament. Here is a list of the supplies we used to create the ornaments all found at our local Dollar Tree store:
- Green and red tinsel pom-poms
- Red jingle bells
- Green jingle bells
- Gold jingle bells
- Gold pipe cleaner
- Green pipe cleaner
- Clear plastic ornaments
(I get a little back if you use the links to make purchases online. I still recommend the Dollar Tree.)
I pulled out the ornaments and the Dollar Tree supplies, and I let the kids put them together however they liked. It was over an hour of fun for the evening, and I enjoyed every second of it. Grand total – less than $10 for all three ornaments.
Have you ever done a DIY Christmas ornaments? This was our first year, but I will definitely do it again in the future.
What other cheap Christmas activities have you done that you enjoyed?
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