What’s an easy ornament to make with kids? This Marbled Christmas ornament craft for kids is great to do with a small group! It’s quick to set up and only requires a few materials.

We love making homemade Christmas ornaments with kids! They make Christmas trees feel a lot more personalized and help children get involved and feel excited for the holiday.

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How do you make marbled Christmas ornaments?

You only need a few materials to make these quick ornaments!

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Here are the materials you need to make these easy Marbled Christmas ornament craft for kids:

  • Washable paint
  • Plastic ornaments (we got ours at the Dollar Store and Hobby Lobby)
  • Water
  • Optional: Sequins or glitter
  • Twine (or string)

Making marbled ornaments is so simple! Here are the instructions:

Open the top of the ornament.

Drop in 2-3 colored drops of paint into the plastic ornament. We used red, yellow, and blue.

Add in a few drips of water (just enough to make the paint move around)

Close the ornament and put the lid back on.

Move the ornament from side to side and around and around to get the paint to coat the side of the ornament (avoid just shaking the ornament).

Add some string or twine to the top of the ornament.

Hang on your tree.

Store: Top side up.

It is so fun to watch the light go through these marbled ornaments when you hold them up to the light! Each one is unique and beautiful!

These ornaments look beautiful wherever they end up on your tree! I made these with my little five year old Daisy Girl Scouts and their moms, and so now every time I see our marbled ornaments I am reminded of the fun day we had playing and crafting together!

Do you have any other favorite Christmas ornaments for preschoolers to make? Share them in the comments!

We love these Sharpie Marbled ornaments as well, from Hometalk.