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Paper Christmas Ornament Craft

Paper Christmas Ornament Craft

For the first time ever, my family will have a live Christmas tree for the holiday season. My daughter is excitedly looking forward to a trip to the Christmas tree farm. In anticipation for our tree, my daughter and I have been hard at work making old fashioned ornaments. One ornament that we made in abundance is a simple yet beautiful paper ornament made from strips of paper and staples.

Materials

  • Red, green, and white construction paper
  • Red and green markers
  • Paper cutter or scissors
  • Stapler
  • Yarn

Instructions

  1. Decorate the paper with the markers.
  2. Cut the paper into strips of equal width.
  3. Cut two paper strips to medium length and one to short length.
  4. Arrange five paper strips in the following order: long-medium-short-medium-long.
  5. Staple the five paper strips together at one end.
  6. Gather the other ends of the paper strips and staple.
  7. Thread a piece of yarn through the paper strips and tie into a loop.
  8. Hang the paper Christmas ornament on the Christmas tree.

Construction Paper, Stapler, and Paper Cutter Decorating White Paper with Red and Green Designs

Decorating White Paper with Green and Red Designs Cutting the Construction Paper into Strips

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Small, Medium, and Large Paper Strips Stapling the Paper Strips on One End

Stapling the Paper Strips on the Other End Paper Christmas Ornament Craft

For more fun Christmas crafts, try my Paper Plate Christmas Tree Craft, Paper Plate Button Christmas Wreath Craft, and Paper Plate Wall Christmas Tree Craft.

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Image Credits

Paper Christmas Ornament Craft © 2015 Heather Johnson
Construction Paper, Stapler, and Paper Cutter © 2015 Heather Johnson
Decorating White Paper with Red and Green Designs © 2015 Heather Johnson
Decorating White Paper with Green and Red Designs © 2015 Heather Johnson
Cutting the Construction Paper into Strips © 2015 Heather Johnson
Small, Medium, and Large Paper Strips © 2015 Heather Johnson
Stapling the Paper Strips on One End © 2015 Heather Johnson
Stapling the Paper Strips on the Other End © 2015 Heather Johnson
Paper Christmas Ornament Craft © 2015 Heather Johnson

Written by Heather Johnson

Heather is a writer, librarian, linguist, wife, and mother who loves her husband, children, dogs, and cats. She has a bachelor's degree in English with a minor in creative writing and master's degrees in library and information science and English studies with a concentration in linguistics.

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