When you’re a kid, often times you want everything to be rainbow-colored. Little Sister turns everything into a rainbow if given the chance. These DIY jeweled rainbow ornaments are the perfect Christmas craft for her and other rainbow-loving kids. A cute book to read together along with craft time is, My Color is Rainbow by Agnes Hsu.
Jeweled Rainbow Ornaments Tutorial
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- colorful cardstock
- colorful jewels/gems
- Christmas cookie cutters or stencils
- glitter glue pens
- hole puncher, tape, or hot glue
- ribbon or string
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Start by making your ornament shapes onto colorful cardstock. We traced Christmas cookie cutters: snowflakes, ball ornament-shaped, and gingerbread cookie as well as a star shaped stencil. Cut out the traced shapes.
If planning to use a hole puncher, add a hole first before adding the jewels. Thread through ribbon or string and make a knot at the ends. Otherwise you can tape or hot glue a ribbon loop to the backside of the ornaments when finished.
Now it’s time to design the Christmas ornaments! I found it helpful to layout the design first while Little Sister likes to just stick the jewels on as she goes and unsticking/moving them around when she’s not happy with the design. She peeled the jewel gems off several times in some instances and they still stuck on just fine. No worries if it does lose it’s stickiness because they can simply be glued on instead.
Embellish with glitter glue designs – this makes the rainbow ornaments sparkle. Let dry.
These ornaments can easily be turned into a creative math activity. This can be gone by talking about symmetry and incorporating patterns. Younger children can count the different shapes and/or colors of the jewels.
We love this book and everything it stands for. I feel it’s important for kids to learn early on that they do not have to be like everyone else.
In the story, the main character, Little Arch, goes on an adventure to decide what color he should be. He goes through all the colors one by one and in the end, decides that he doesn’t want to be all blue or all red. Instead, Little Arch wanted to be all the colors
10 Days of a Kid-Made Christmas Ornaments
It’s time for our annual book-inspired Christmas ornaments blog hop with Mama Miss! Be sure to head over and check out 50+ ornament ideas to do with kids.
- Owl Ornament inspired by The Christmas Owl
- Felt Cat Ornament inspired by The Christmas Cat
- Cupcake Liner Ornaments inspired by Too Many Tamales
- Kid Made Balloon Ornaments inspired by The Wonderful Things You’ll Be
- Rhinestone Pinecone Ornaments inspired by The Pinecone Walk
- Cinnamon Ornaments inspired by Gingerbread Man
- I Spy Ornament inspired by Mouse’s First Christmas
What book-inspired Christmas ornaments have you made or think your kids would enjoy making? Little Sister loved the DIY jeweled rainbow ornaments as well as the handprint Shopkins character ornaments we also made as part of the #KidMadeChristmas series.