What are some bauble crafts for kids?

What are some bauble crafts for kids featured

Paper Plate Wreath

One simple and versatile bauble craft for kids is a paper plate wreath. Here’s how to make it:

Materials needed:

  • Paper plates
  • Colorful tissue paper
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Ribbon or string for hanging


  1. Cut out the center of the paper plate, leaving just the outer ring.
  2. Spread glue all over the surface of the paper plate ring.
  3. Tear the tissue paper into small, manageable pieces.
  4. Cover the glue-coated paper plate ring with the tissue paper pieces, overlapping them to create a colorful mosaic effect.
  5. Allow the wreath to dry, then attach a ribbon or string to the top for hanging.

This bauble craft allows kids to explore their creativity while also improving their fine motor skills.

Popsicle Stick Snowflakes

Popsicle stick snowflakes are another fun and easy bauble craft for kids. Follow these steps to make them:

Materials needed:

  • Popsicle sticks
  • Hot glue gun (adult supervision required)
  • Paint or markers
  • String for hanging


  1. Arrange four popsicle sticks in the shape of a snowflake, with one stick as the center and four sticks as the branches.
  2. Secure the sticks together using a hot glue gun (with adult supervision).
  3. Repeat to make multiple snowflakes.
  4. Decorate the snowflakes with paint or markers.
  5. Attach a string to one of the branches of each snowflake for hanging.

This bauble craft not only allows kids to create beautiful snowflake decorations, but also helps them develop their hand-eye coordination.

Salt Dough Ornaments

Salt dough ornaments are a classic bauble craft that kids can enjoy making. Here’s how to do it:

Materials needed:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup salt
  • 1 cup water
  • Cookie cutters
  • Acrylic paint
  • Clear sealant (optional)
  • Ribbon or string for hanging


  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, salt, and water to form a dough.
  2. Roll out the dough to approximately ¼ inch thickness.
  3. Use cookie cutters to create various shapes from the dough.
  4. Make a small hole near the top of each shape for hanging.
  5. Bake the ornaments in a preheated oven at 200°F (93°C) for about 2-3 hours or until dry and hard. Alternatively, let the ornaments air dry for a couple of days.
  6. Once the ornaments are cooled, decorate them with acrylic paint.
  7. If desired, apply a clear sealant for protection.
  8. Thread a ribbon or string through the hole for hanging.

Salt dough ornaments are not only a fun craft activity, but also make great keepsakes or gifts for family and friends.

Beaded Bracelets

Beaded bracelets are a simple and customizable bauble craft that kids can enjoy making and wearing. Here’s how to make them:

Materials needed:

  • Elastic cord or stretchy string
  • Assorted beads
  • Scissors


  1. Cut the elastic cord or stretchy string to the desired bracelet length, adding a few extra inches for knotting.
  2. String the beads onto the cord, creating any desired pattern or design.
  3. Once all the beads are on the cord, tie a secure knot to close the bracelet.
  4. Trim off any excess cord.

Children can create multiple bracelets using different combinations of beads to match their outfits or express their personal style.

Handprint Baubles

Handprint baubles are a sentimental and crafty way for kids to create personalized decorations. Here’s how to make them:

Materials needed:

  • Clear glass or plastic baubles
  • Acrylic paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Ribbon or string for hanging


  1. Squeeze a small amount of acrylic paint onto a palette or a disposable plate.
  2. Invite your child to dip their hand into the paint, making sure it is evenly coated.
  3. Carefully guide your child to press their painted hand onto the bauble, making a handprint.
  4. Allow the paint to dry completely.
  5. Once dry, attach a ribbon or string to the top of the bauble for hanging.

Handprint baubles make wonderful keepsakes and gifts, capturing a moment in time and showcasing your child’s creative touch.

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