Homemade Sugar Christmas Ornaments – Fun for Kids!

sugar christmas ornament craft kids

These are very simple and fun to make with the kids!


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp glitter (any color)
  • 3 tsp water (more if needed)
  • 1 drop food color (match the glitter or get creative!)

Mix the sugar and glitter in a small bowl

sugar glitter christmas ornaments

Add 3 tsp of water or more if needed to moisten the mixture.  It should look wet and crumbly like this:

wet crumbly sugar glitter mixture

Now you can add a drop of food coloring if you desire and mix it in.

I only got 2 ornaments out of this size batch of ingredients.  But, if you have smaller cookie cutters you might get more.

Scoop some of the mixture down into a cookie cutter.  Press it all down so it’s nice and compact.

Gently slide the cookie cutter off of the pressed mixture and leave the ornament to harden and dry overnight.

Use ribbon to place bows and hangers around it using hot glue gun carefully.

The end result should look like this:

suger glitter christmas ornament

I’m sure this could be adapted in many ways.  Different bows, holders, even stamping it.  So, get creative and have fun!

Let me know if you try this out and how it works!

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Jenessa1889 - December 13, 2011

Does anyone know of edible glitter that these could be made with? If there is and you replace the ribbon with licorice you have an edible Christmas ornament that the kids will be even more excited about

    nancy - December 14, 2011

    King Author Flour has edible glitter sugar that would be perfect for this. Check out their website many, many items for the baker in your life.

    Jennifer Dickison - December 14, 2011

    That’s a LOT of sugar, lol. Be prepared for hyper children. 😉

Rachel Ramey - February 20, 2012


How did you get it so flat and even on the sides?

    Jennifer Dickison - February 21, 2012

    The front is flat from it being on a plate. The back is hidden because it’s not flat. 😉

Maggie @ Snag A Bargain - March 12, 2012

Mmmmmmm…Look good enough to eat.

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