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The goal: To keep your totally insane, house-bound children occupied while you run around tackling Christmas to-dos. These DIY ornaments are not only low-maintenance; they’re also something you'll be proud to put up when the kids are done.

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gingerbread men

Cinnamon Salt Dough Gingerbread Men

Cute enough to eat. (But don’t—they’ll break your teeth.)

See a full tutorial on Where Your Treasure Is

angels

Paper Angels

Skills required: Folding paper.

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reindeer

Clothespin Reindeer

Pssst…your kids may need help wielding that hot glue gun.

See a full tutorial on Dream a Little Bigger

snowmen clothespin

Clothespin Snowmen

…Or you could choose a project where you don’t need one. (Glue sticks, FTW!)

Get the full tutorial on Easy Peasy and Fun

gift list

Christmas List Spool

The perfect way to notify Santa about their holiday demands gift requests.

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chalkboard ornament

Chalkboard Ornaments

Cue the nostalgia when you happen upon these creations ten years from now.

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acorn

Holiday Acorns

Your kids will be occupied for hours molding, then painting the clay.

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ribbon tree

Scrap Ribbon Tree Ornaments

A great way to repurpose all those leftover ribbon scraps.

Get the full tutorial on Fireflies and Mud Pies

candy cane

Candy Cane Reindeer

'Tis the season for letting simplicity rule.

Get the full tutorial on One Little Project

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