Are you looking for a quick and easy Christmas ornament kids can make? You can’t go wrong with a Christmas ornament that has a picture of a child on the front! These super easy and adorable mason jar lid ornaments can be easily adapted to become refrigerator magnets for families that do not celebrate Christmas.
Mason Jar Lid Ornament
When it comes to making ornaments with kids, the simpler the better. Too many steps and your cute ornament craft becomes chaotic, too many pieces and you have a big mess on your hands.
This Mason jar lid ornament is really easy because it doesn’t involve lots of little pieces or much prep work in advance.
- Mason jar lids (one per child)
- Scrapbook paper of your choice
- Hot Glue Gun
- Circle Hole Punch (optional)
- Washi tape of your choice
- Small photo of each child
You can buy Mason jar lids individually in most grocery stores, located near the baking and canning supplies.
Mason Jar Lid Ornament Directions
First, trace the inside piece of the Mason jar lid on the seasonal scrapbook paper of your choice with a pencil and cut out.
Next, attach the circle of scrapbook paper to the inside of the Mason jar lid with tape or glue.
Use a circular hole punch to cut out a child’s photo. Have the children attach the photo to the middle of the lid with tape or glue.
Washi tape is a very popular decorative paper tape that originated in Japan; it comes in many colors and designs. You can find washi tape at most craft stores; just ask for washi tape or decorative paper tape.
Invite the children to decorate the outer ring of the Mason jar lid with strips of colorful washi tape.
Mason Jar Lid Ornament Finishing Touches
Turn the lid front over and place it inside the ring, then secure it in place with hot glue.
After the adorable ornament is assembled, use the hot glue gun to attach a piece of ribbon to the back for hanging.
Mason Jar Lid Refrigerator Magnet
If you have families that do not celebrate Christmas you can use non-seasonal scrapbook paper and washi tape.
Reverse the direction of the inner piece of the lid so the picture is facing inward, and then attach a magnet to the back instead of a ribbon.
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