What types of Christmas traditions do you have with your family? There are so many different types of traditions. Some have to do with food, or an activity, or a place that you go to. It could be a book that you read, or music that you listen to, or something that you make. Today, I’m encouraging you to make Christmas ornaments with your kids for a new Christmas tradition. Learn how to make a really fun one with the Scrabble Tile Christmas Ornament Tutorial.
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Scrabble Tile Christmas Ornament Tutorial
First of all, you’ll want to order your supplies ahead of time. I love to use Amazon because of the ease, and since I have Amazon Prime, usually the ordered items arrive in two days.
But, you can also get them at your local craft store, such as Michael’s, Joann’s, or Hobby Lobby. Always, check online for coupons. They typically have a 40% off coupon every week!
Supplies for the Scrabble Tile Christmas Ornament
- Tile letters (pictured ones below are from Walmart, or here are some Scrabble Tiles for crafts from Amazon)
- Hot glue and glue gun
- School glue
- Iridescent glitter, sparkling snow, and/or confetti
- Decorative ribbon, for hanging
- Decorative buttons, charms, or stickers (pictured ones below are from Hobby Lobby)
Choose the sayings you wish to create from the tile letters and design in the desired pattern.
Here are some ideas:
- Let it Snow
- Faith Hope Love
- Jesus is Born
- The Reason for the Season
- Christ was Born for This
- Wise Men Still Seek Him
- Peace on Earth
- Joy to the World
- I Believe
- Silent Night
- Away in a Manger
- Goodwill Toward Men
- Winter Wonderland
Glue the letters to one another using hot glue.
Once the letters are set, drizzle school glue along the top edges and gently dip the ornament into glitter, sparkling snow, or confetti. Allow to dry completely.
Attach decorative stickers, buttons, or charms to open spaces and/or edges.
Be creative. You can do this in so many different ways! Your kids will have so much fun with this step.
Using hot glue, attach a ribbon to the back for hanging on your Christmas tree.
Make Your Scrabble Tile Christmas Ornament More Special
Here’s a suggestion for making the Scrabble Tile Christmas ornament even more meaningful and special. Use your child’s name and the year for the “words.” On the back, attach a picture of the child. Laminate it before attaching to make the ornament last even longer. Use stickers, charms, and/or buttons that demonstrate what your child did or was interested in during that year!
Other Christmas Ornament Ideas
Here are some other Christmas ornament ideas to have fun with your kids this holiday season and to put on your special Christmas tree.
This is a fun one to do each year to see how your child’s hand grows!
Use photos from the previous year to form a collage of the fun memories you had.
Have you made Christmas ornaments? What kinds? Please share in a comment below!
Even More Fun Christmas Activities to Do with Your Kids
Every year I go searching for holiday activities for my kids. It’s fun to break up the monotony of the same old school schedule. Plus, it’s a great way to get excited about the holiday season!
This year, I joined forces with some of my fellow homeschool bloggers to bring you some super cool Christmas Activities for Kids. You will love these!
- Holiday-Themed Science Projects from Homeschool On the Range
It’s easy to keep doing science during December — and to relate it to the holiday theme. My favorite is the Candy Cane volcano!
- Christmas Cakes One More One Less Printable Worksheet from The Art Kit
What a fun Christmas printable if you have little ones at home.
- Christmas-Twisted Classic Board Games from The WOLFe Pack
Do you have any of these board games? You can play them in a “Christmas” way this December. I think my favorite are the ideas for Twister!
- Gingerbread Nativities from Hess Un-Academy
What an original idea to make a nativity scene instead of a gingerbread house for Christmas–and it’s STEM based!
- DIY Firestarter Gifts from Making Room 4 One More
These firestarters are gorgeous, and a great excuse for heading out for a cool-weather nature walk!
- Woodland Birds Ornament from Heart and Soul Homeschooling
I love the sweet little bird on these ornaments.
- Cultural Family Night: Christmas edition from Stand Up, Reach Out
You’ll absolutely love these ideas for one very special night that might very well end up being a new tradition.
- Easy, Cheap, DIY Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Kids from Julie Naturally
I’m not sure why I never thought of making stocking stuffers, but now I have some awesome ideas from this post!
- Simple Christmas Family Traditions: An Advent Tree from Whole Child Homeschool
I love the advent tree idea described here, and I think kids will, too!
- Handprint Candy Cane Ornament from Homegrown Motherhood
What a cute keepsake ornament idea to see how your child’s hand grows each year!
- Outdoor Christmas Activities for the Whole Family from An Off Grid Life
I’m not a happy camper in cold weather, but the outdoor ideas in this post will get me outside more this winter.
- Nativity Set for Kids to Make and Play With from Orison Orchards
A fun wood-working and craft activity, and then kids can act out the Christmas story as well!
- Simple Christmas Activities for Busy Working Homeschool Moms from Thrive at Home
Ok, do you need simple and easy? This post has it for you!
- How to make a fork painted manger set from Our Crazy Adventures In Autismland
Fork painting? I know a child in my home who will LOVE this!
- Heart Nativity Paper Craft from My Joy-Filled Life
A sweet and simple paper craft that you can fit in on one of those days even if you didn’t plan ahead.
- How to Organize a Christmas Holiday Craft Fair
- How to Replace your Regular Elementary Curriculum with Holiday-Themed Curriculum
- Music of Christmas online course
- Christmas Printable Set
- How to Experience the Music of Christmas (even if you have no time)