December 15, 2008

Christmas Craft of the Day

3-D Paper Shape Ornament Crafts.

3-D Paper Shape Ornaments

crayola supplies

  • Crayons
  • Erasable Colored Pencils
  • Markers
  • Art Smock
  • Twistables® Slick Stix™ Crayons
  • Crayola Cutter
  • Construction Paper

household supplies

  • recycled newspaper
  • hole punch
  • paper towels
  • ribbon, string, or yarn


Create easy ornaments from pairs of paper shapes and bright colors!


  1. 1. Watch these ornaments being created on Crayola CreaTiVe Workshop! To get started, cover your craft surface with newspaper. Wear a smock. Draw matching pairs of shapes on paper. Use your imagination or trace cookie cutter shapes with Crayola Erasable Colored Pencils.
  2. 2. Cut out the shapes with your Crayola Cutter. Children 3 years and younger can tear their shapes.
  3. 3. Decorate both sides of each paper shape using one of these techniques: - Outline a shape with Crayola Twistables® Slick Stix™ Crayons, marking all around the edges with thick, bright color. Use a bit of paper towel to brush color into the center of the shape. - Color the entire surface with a heavy layer of Crayola Crayon. Use a paper towel to rub the wax so it shines. - Create bright designs with Crayola Markers, Crayons, or Colored Pencils. Combine two or three different ones for unusual effects.
  4. 4. Arrange your decorated shapes in pairs. On one shape, cut a slit from the top down to the center. Cut a slit in the matching shape from the bottom up to the center.
  5. 5. Fit shapes together by sliding slits over each other. Use a hole punch to make a hole in the top of the ornament and tie with ribbon.