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Pom Pom Ornaments (Sensory Christmas Craft for Toddlers)

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These Pom Pom Ornaments are an easy DIY for toddlers and your children. They'll be so proud to see their creation hanging on the Christmas tree! This activity makes a great Christmas-themed sensory activity and is very budget-friendly.

Pom pom Christmas ornament hanging on a tree.

Christmas sensory craft

If you're new here, you'll see that I write often about the importance of sensory activities for kids, and even have a free printable Christmas sensory activity

Well, I wanted to share a fun sensory craft that you can actually use as part of your Christmas decorations (you know, instead of hanging up toddler art on your fridge and wondering when you are allowed to throw it away without hurting your kids' feelings... anyone else like this?).

These pom pom ornaments are perfect because you can let your kids get creative choosing their colors, or you can choose the colors that will match your Christmas tree and décor.. you can't go wrong either way! The ornaments are actually cute and they provide great sensory stimulation while your kiddo touches the fuzzy pom poms and gets their hands sticky with glue.

2 DIY pom pom christmas ornaments.

Related craft: Christmas Tree Paper Craft for Kids

Make pom pom ornaments or make decorative balls

If you don't want to hang these on a tree, you can skip the ribbon and make a bunch of decorative balls to place around your mantle or wherever you put Christmas décor in your house. You can place them in a tray or a bowl as a dining table centerpiece. I think gold and silver pom pom ornament balls would look really nice with any Christmas decorations!

Ready to do some Christmas sensory crafts?

Supplies

You can find all the supplies in your crafts store, and I am adding affiliate links to Amazon, in case you don't want to go brave the stores during the busy holiday season (or, if you're like me, and end up spending wayyyyy too much money on crafts supplies if you set foot into a crafts store!).

Instructions

Step 1: Cut the ribbon to about 8 inches, make a loop, and tie a knot at the end - it's OK if the knot doesn't look pretty because it will be covered up by pom poms. (Your kid can help measure if know can count to 8, and you can help them cut with safety scissors).

Christmas ribbon tied in a loop next to a Styrofoam ball.

Step 2: Stick the T pin through the ribbon either through the knot or near the knot, if the knot is too thick. Do this part yourself do avoid any injury with the sharp pin!

A T pin pierced through a ribbon to attach it to a Styrofoam ball.

Step 3: Glue a few pom poms around the T pin so it is totally covered.

A few Christmas pom poms glued to a Styrofoam ball.

Step 4: Continue to glue pom poms all around the Styrofoam ball until completely covered. Allow to dry, then proudly hang on your tree!

DIY pom pom Christmas ornament made by a kid.

Looking for more Christmas activities?

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Yield: 1 ornament

Pom Pom Ornaments (Sensory Christmas Craft for Toddlers)

2 pom pom ornaments to show a kids Christmas craft.

An easy Christmas craft to make with kids. These DIY pom pom ornaments are easy to make and are a great sensory activity.

You can also skip the ribbon and make these into decorative balls to display in a clear bowl or on a tray.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Difficulty Easy

Materials

  • Styrofoam balls
  • Floral pins or "T" pins
  • Craft pom poms
  • Thin ribbon
  • Tacky glue

Tools

  • Kid-safe scissors
  • Ruler

Instructions

  1. Cut the ribbon to about 8 inches, make a loop, and tie a knot at the end - it's OK if the knot doesn't look pretty because it will be covered up by pom poms. (Your kid can help measure if know can count to 8, and you can help them cut with safety scissors).
  2. Stick the T pin through the ribbon either through the knot or near the knot, if the knot is too thick. Do this part yourself do avoid any injury with the sharp pin!
  3. Glue a few pom poms around the T pin so it is totally covered.
  4. Continue to glue pom poms all around the Styrofoam ball until completely covered. Allow to dry, then proudly hang on your tree!

Notes

You can make these as a decorative ball instead of ornaments. Just skip the ribbon and the T pin. They make a great centerpiece when placed in a tray or clear bowl. I recommend using gold or silver pom poms if you want to make this a decorative piece instead of a fun DIY ornament.

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