It all started with seeing a LEGO ornament by Chris McVeigh.
Chris makes very cool ornaments and when I saw his new ones this year it reminded me that I really wanted to share some of his ornaments with you. Then . . . I happened to see a globe ornament of a minion and thought it was really cool too.
I decided to go find the very best Christmas ornaments for boys and here they are! Each of these has boy appeal and is easy to make as well.
I like fun activities for boys that include a bit of learning and these ornaments are no exception. Following directions is, of course, an important part of learning, as is creating something new. Take the ideas below and have fun with them. Or try to create some of your own ideas. I’m sure your boy will come up with something neat he would like making.
I hope you enjoy making ornaments (and memories) with your boy. These would look great hanging on your tree or you could make them to give as gifts as well. Have fun!
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Christmas Ornaments for Boys!
Here is a very easy to make LEGO bricks ornament from No Time for Flashcards made with fillable Christmas balls. She used ornaments that have a decorative piece at the top and a small hole to put the bricks in. These would also work and might be easier for young makers: Clear Plastic Ball Ornaments. Simply place LEGO bricks right into the opening for a colorful, fun ornament. Nice for younger boys to make.
For more great LEGO ideas click here.
Seriously? 2 sharpie markers and 4 white globes is all you need to make these delightful ornaments. Get your boys making some today! Snowman, puppy, penguin (my fav) and Minion. Be sure to get the right type of Sharpie Marker. She used Sharpie Paint (I am linking to a set so you can see them–you can try to find them at an office supply store if you only want the two you need for this project)
Here are a few more fun ornaments for boys to make. The eyes are made from pieces of vinyl and you need a bit of paint as well. Minion, Mike Wazowski, and Elmo! Tutorial on Crazy Little Projects website. She uses glass ornaments like these Heavy Duty Glass Balls.
I don’t know about your boy, but mine loves Star Wars. These cinnamon Star Wars ornaments caught my eye and I knew I had to include them. Very Cool! You could use Yoda, Vader, Boba Fett & Stormtrooper or Death Star, Millennium Falcon, Vader’s Tie Fighter, X-Wing Fighter cookie cutter sets by Williams Sonoma.
See our super fun Star Wars Roundup for books, apps, crafts, snacks and DIY.
Try these easy to make Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle ornaments if you have a ninja fan in the house. You can find green globes or paint a few instead.
Make Your Own LEGO Ornaments:
LEGO! Chris McVeigh has been sharing directions for his LEGO ornaments for some time now—for free! He is a very generous LEGO creator and I love that he freely shares his designs with everyone. So nice.
On a side note, we actually interviewed Chris so be sure to check our Artist in LEGO Bricks Interview with Chris McVeigh. He talks about LEGO, boys and learning. See all of our site’s LEGO Goodness.
He has directions for the builds you see in the photo above including: LEGO Star Wars TIE Fighter, LEGO Star Wars Millennium Falcon, LEGO Star Wars Death Star, plus a LEGO Gingerbread House, and Santa’s Sleigh. The last two are not technically ornaments but you can easily add a tie of some sort to hang them.
Click on this link: Chris McVeigh’s LEGO Ornaments to go to his site for directions for these awesome LEGO ornaments. He also has LEGO kits that you can purchase. His kits make a very nice gift for a LEGO lovin’ boy!
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I hope you enjoyed this post. It was fun finding some great Christmas ornaments for boys. Let’s get them excited about crafting!
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More Christmas ideas
I’ve joined forces with some other wonderful bloggers to bring you more great Christmas ideas:
- Catholic Advent Crafts for Kids – It’s not too late for some Advent crafts and Dianna has lots of wonderful ideas that your children will enjoy making.
- Random Acts of Kindness: An Advent Tradition – If you’ve never carried out a Random Act of Kindness before December is the perfect time of year to get started. Colleen shares her stories and ideas as well as a free printable that you can use.
- Create a Holiday Planner that’s Right For You – If you’d like some help staying organised this Christmas you won’t want to miss this awesome Holiday Planner that Alli is sharing.
- Gifts in a jar: 22 simple ideas that look fabulous – Do you need some ideas for frugal Christmas gifts that look amazing? Try some of these jar gift ideas shared by Clare.
- DIY Christmas Gifts Kids Can Make – Sometimes the nicest gifts are ones that someone has made themselves, and even the children can get involved this year thanks to these great ideas from Pam.
- Kids Show How to Make Gingerbread Cookies – Baking with kids isn’t just about them having fun, they’re learning too (without even realising) about how to follow instructions, counting and measuring, developing fine and gross motor skills, and even learning a little Gingerbread history!
- Paper Plate stained glass wreath festive craft for kids – Anna’s children demonstrate how to make a gorgeous Stained Glass Wreath using a paper plate. This activity is great for all ages.
- Christmas Tree Books for Kids – December is a great time to bring new books into the house, and Cindy has a list of fabulous books all about Christmas Trees.
- DIY Kits for Kids – Emma has shared some great ideas for activities that should keep the kids entertained on a cold and wet afternoon. Perhaps just long enough for you to finish the gift wrapping!
- Gift Wrap Storage – If trying to keep your gift wrap under control drives you crazy you will not want to miss this post from Gabi.