Once kids are in school all day time for crafting is drastically reduced, heck time for anything is. Quick, engaging ( ie they want to do it), and not too overwhelming are the things I strive for when I am planning after school activities. Both my kids can always benefit from more fine motor work so crafts that are fun but include a lot of fine, finicky bits are perfect. These super fast easy no glue Christmas ornaments were a hit! They were easy to make, allowed them to be creative without me having to shell out major bucks on supplies, and our tree has some beautiful new bling.
Oh and there is NO glue, which means these ornaments are PERFECT for holiday parties where you want to send a complete craft home, not something with glue still dripping.
How To Make Easy No Glue Ornaments
Gather your materials. I grabbed some clear plastic ball ornaments, self-adhesive gems ( look at the discount bins at Micheal’s there are some in there), self-adhesive gem letters if you want to make monogram ornaments, and adhesive foam snowflakes.
Lay out your materials and let the kids go. I loved that they were chatting to each other about their designs!
My son had a plan immediately.
My daughter immediately found the M and added it but then decided to flip the ornament over and make a snowman. The rad thing about this was that she counted every single gem as she added them on. Math kinda sneaks up on us some days!
I love how all of them turned out and loved the short but still awesome time we all had together to re-connect after school.