Handmade ornaments add a special touch to your Christmas tree and holiday decor. Put your paper crafting skills to use--and have the kids make their own, too--and your Christmas tree can become a living, breathing art display. Add to the collection each year and create a treasure trove of ornaments to pass on to your children when they have families of their own--and then they can carry on the tradition.
Wrap a 3-by-2-inch rectangle with three different 1-inch strips of decorative Christmas scrapbook paper. Squeeze lines of glue where the papers meet and pour on glitter (blowing off and saving the excess).
Cover a 3-inch cardboard circle with colorful paper. Adhere a photo of your child and underneath it spell out her name and the year in stickers, stamped letters or your handwriting. Glue jewels around the photo and adhere a tiny bow on top of the photo.
Adhere three consecutively smaller white cardboard circles on top of each other to form a snowman. Cover the middle circle in glue and shake on white glitter. Cut out and adhere a top hat and draw in eyes and a mouth with a marker.
Cut out a 4-by-4-inch piece of cardboard and cover it in funky Christmas paper. Mat a small picture of your family and adhere it to the cardboard. Dot glue all over the display and cover with glitter to represent snow.
Put crayons, markers and stickers in your kids' hands and let them create their own designs on a 5-by-5-inch sheet of card stock. Adhere it to cardboard cut to the same size.
Punch a hole at the top of each ornament and thread ribbon through for easy hanging.