DIY Polka Dot Ornaments Tutorial – A Fun Craft for Kids

These DIY polka dot ornaments are fun and easy to make in about 30-minutes. Grab the kids and let them have fun with glittery dots!

DIY Polka Dot ornaments with glitter on holiday background

Glittery Polka Dot Ornaments

Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, we love to share fun, easy, and quick crafts. This holiday season, we’re serving up some ornament fun and these new glittery polka dot ornaments are just perfect.

This is a craft done is less than 30-minutes, even when you make an entire package of ornaments. These are perfect accent ornaments to fill a tree’s centers because they will reflect the light really well. Let’s make some glittery, fun, polka dot ornaments!

Polka Dot Ornaments on blue background with text which reads DIY Ornaments for Kids Glittery polka dots

Supplies for Polka Dot Ornaments

This is such an easy craft for Christmas that the kids can do their own. I know my 6-year-old is so proud when she does the same craft as I am doing. Are yours the same?  Here’s what we need to make these cute polka dot ornaments for our tree:

  • clear plastic ornaments (can use glass if your kids are older)
  • acrylic paint in red and green
  • sponge dobber brush or regular paintbrush
  • glitter in red, green, and/or iridescent
  • glue (just regular PVA school glue)
  • ribbon or string to tie
  • foam brush (if you want to “seal” the glitter)

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Glitter Polka Dot Ornaments Tutorial - Christmas Craft for Kids

How to Make DIY Polka Dot Ornaments with Glitter

This is a fun – and ridiculously easy – DIY project for a rainy day. After you’ve gathered your supplies, lay out a piece of newspaper, foam core, or something else to contain any glitter. Another tip: be sure to hang these ornaments out of the way to dry, so go ahead and string them with ribbon if they aren’t already.

Yield: 6-12 ornaments

DIY Polka Dot Ornaments

DIY Glitter Polka Dot Ornaments

These DIY polka dot ornaments are fun and easy to make in about 30-minutes. Grab the kids and let them have fun with glittery dots!

Active Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $3

Materials

  • clear plastic ornaments (can use glass if your kids are older)
  • acrylic paint in red and green
  • sponge dobber brush or regular paintbrush
  • glitter in red, green, and/or iridescent
  • glue (just regular PVA school glue)
  • ribbon or string to tie
  • foam brush (if you want to “seal” the glitter)

Instructions

  1. Paint a circle on the ornament. You can choose to use a dobber sponge for a perfect circle or a regular brush if you’d like to give it a more organic look. Let the circles dry. 
  2. Add glue to the dried paint circles and sprinkle on glitter. Let dry. 
  3. If you’d like to seal the glitter in, use a bit of glue on top of the circle. Be sure to paint only the circle with glue as it will be visible on the clear ornaments.

Notes

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