Crafts & DIY
5 Fun and easy holiday decorations made with paper that the kids will love
My family call these memory-makers. They are so cute and really simple to make. Just a few folds and cuts and the tiniest bit of glue.
Cherie Gozon
11.03.21

Christmas is just around the corner, and we all know everyone’s excited to put up their tree.

That also means it’s time to decorate.

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You can make decorating more fun by creating your decor with your kids. Involving your children will allow you to bond with them and bring in the Christmas spirit.

Here are 5 fun and easy paper decorations the kids will love.

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You only need four materials:

  • colored paper
  • scissors
  • glue,
  • and yarn

These crafts only involve cutting, folding, and gluing things together, so we’re sure your kids can do it.

First, you can make Christmas balls.

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Cut multiple circles from assorted colored paper. Fold the circle into 1/8 sizes, doing the last fold inwards. Cut a small part along the lines of the fold.

Open the paper back to its original form, dab a bit of glue at the edge of the middle half, and fold it back once. Repeat this with the rest of the papers.

With your paper folded in half, dab glue at the middle and the edges forming a triangle.

Like this:

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Place another piece of folded paper on top (preferably a different color), then place a bit of glue again. Do this until you have 6-8 pieces on top of each other.

Glue a strand of yarn at one end of the ball, then gently pull the middle-end of both sides open. Stick the edges together, and now you have a ball.

You can create a poinsettia version of this décor.

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Fold a square cutout into eighths and cut across from one side, but not all the way through.

Open it and glue the ends of the cut portion in an alternating pattern on opposite sides.

Do the same with the other colors, then glue their edges together to form a poinsettia. Don’t forget to add yarn so you can hang it.

You can also make streamers to deck out your wall.

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Fold a circle cutout into eighths and cut across from the sides, alternating each cut, but not all the way through.

Cut the tip off two pieces of paper where you can insert the string. Then, glue the edges where the folds are and the middle of the paper.

Do this with the rest of the papers, alternating different colors. Place the other paper with the string at the end, and gently pull. Now you have some Christmas streamers.

Make simple star decorations using squares.

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Fold it in half, then fold one side down the middle and open it back. Bring the other end to the middle to form an ‘X’ at the middle of the square.

Bring the lower-left corner to the center of that ‘X’ and fold. Fold it back to the edge and bring the right corner to the middle. Fold in half and cut it out in the middle.

Open the paper and follow the lines and folds to form a star.

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Last, create decorative elves by putting two different colored squares together.

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Bring it to a diamond and fold both sides to the middle. Fold the bottom part up to the center, then fold the tip back down to form an inverted triangle.

Fold the sides following the shape of the triangle to make it stand.

Draw faces on the inverted triangle, and now you have some cute triangular elves.

See how easy these are to make in the tutorial video below!

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By Cherie Gozon
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Cherie Gozon is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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