Even more than helping set up the tree, kids love making ornaments to help decorate it! Here are four that require some help and supervision, but use basic materials and require no expertise.
1. Pipe Cleaner Ornaments on Make and Takes: These classic ornaments are molded and shaped with pipe cleaners and beads into any holiday shape your kids want. A great activity for developing fine motor skills too.
2. Felt Ornaments on Beijing Kids: Chances are we've all made countless ornaments out of felt growing up. Felt is about the easiest medium to work with which makes it perfect for kids crafts. Simple stitches along the side can done by an older kid or an adult.
3. Pom Pom Ornaments on Better Homes and Gardens: Little fingers will love this craft. All you need are yarn, something to wrap it around, and a cute kid to help. Fun for little hands to make and play with afterwards.
4. Origami Paper Chain on Mini Eco: The classic preschool craft - paper chains - gets a gorgeous makeover using pretty origami paper. Can decorate everything from railings and doorways to a sparkly Christmas trees.
(Images: 1. Make and Takes 2. Beijing Kids 3. Better Homes and Gardens 4. Mini Eco)