It’s time to let the kids be the boss for this new kid-friendly Christmas DIY. So grab the kids, some hot chocolate, and pull up a chair. These insanely cute Christmas Ornament Ideas for Kids Using Cereal will make you rethink Cereal.
Christmas Ornament Ideas for Kids Using Cereal
Although cereal is known for being the king of breakfast, it’s also great for homemade Christmas ornament ideas for kids. This deliciously fun way to create memorable ornaments is perfect for Class parties, Christmas Parties, or just a fun DIY on a rainy day.
I have created some fun Christmas ornament ideas for kids to make using Kellogg’s Cereal. Kellogg’s Froot Loops are perfect for making some fun abstract art ornaments. Best of all, you can dump the cereal to decorate some cookies for Santa or refill the ornament every year.
I found all the Kelloggs Froot Loops cereal I needed from my local Sam’s Club. The Sam’s Club size Froot Loops should cover up to twenty-four kids ornaments, although I’m not calculating the amount of cereal that won’t actually make it into the ornament.
I also came up with some fun holiday-themed Christmas ornament ideas for kids, like The Grinch, Santa, and Santa’s Belly. Hands down though my abstract art Cereal Ornaments were the crowd-pleaser. I think it’s the fact that the kids have full control over exactly which color they are using.
My daughter Esuun loves that she can pick all of her favorite colors for her ornament. My oldest daughter loves the unknown of what it will turn out as when she mixes in all the colors. The possibilities of how this ornament will look are endless.
Christmas Ornament Craft Ideas for Kids Using Cereal
To start with each of these crafts, have your kids help you separate the different colors of Froot Loops cereal. It didn’t take as long as some people would like to say. It didn’t take me long to sort out enough cereal for my girls and me to do this craft. I do suggest that you play some holiday music to help keep the holiday spirits up and excited for the next task!
- Please read through all of the instructions for each ornament.
- **Sealing the top of the ornament with glue is optional but reccomended**
- Not every ornament needs the cereal to be crushed before creating.
- Opt for Tacky glue for this project, it dries faster!
- Come prepared with extra decorations, ribbons, bows, glitter, you get the idea.
Abstract Cereal Art
To make 1 abstract cereal art ornament, after you have separated the cereal add about 1/2 cup of each color to individual sandwich bags. Crush the cereal using a rolling pin or the blunt side of an object. Crush the cereal until it is about the consistency of sand.
Using a piping bag, snip the end of the tip with enough room to help funnel the cereal into the ornament. Slowly add each color your child wants until the cereal reaches the top of the ornament. Please note if your child wants to keep the exact design, the ornament must be packed before you seal the lid.
Santa is a breeze to make, perfect for the younger ones who want to get involved yet not get their hands dirty. Simply fill the ornament with whatever color cereal your child wants Santa to be. Esuun picked the color orange for her Santa Cereal ornament. *Please Do Not Crush The Cereal, Keep Whole!*
Using small white pom poms, or cotton balls glue three rows of his beard. Glue on some googly eyes to make sure Santa is able to watch all the Christmas cheer on Christmas day. The Santa Hat is very easy, to start you will take a small white pipe cleaner and wrap it around the top of the ornament.
Repeat this same step using the red but do not coil it too tight. Glue on a small white pom-pom and let it sit to dry. Once dry connect the two pipe cleaners by wrapping them together or by gluing them together.
Cut a small piece of black ribbon to glue around the middle of the ornament. Continue to add on any other decorations you would like and then let it sit to dry.
This easy Grinch Cereal Ornament is made up of just one color, green. To represent the Grinch’s two sizes too small heart, I used a small red pom-pom and glued it to where his heart would be. I made the Santa hat using the same method as I did with the Santa Ornament.
I hope you enjoyed all of the fun Christmas Ornament Ideas for Kids Using Cereal. Which one was your favorite? Tell us all about it in the comments section below.