Easy Kid-Friendly Filled Christmas Ornaments

There is just something about the sound of classic Christmas carols and sipping on hot coco while strolling under twinkling lights that really gets the warm, magical holiday spirits going. We invite you to pause with us and take part in this magic as we have complied a list of some of Baton Rouge’s most amazing twinkling light displays. We might not have a speckle of snow in sight, but who needs snow when these light displays light up our southern skies?

If you are looking for great holiday events in Baton Rouge, we have you covered. And if you would like to cut down your own Christmas tree in Louisiana, we have you covered there, too. If you’re feeling like a road trip, you can drive an hour to New Orleans for dozens of family-friendly holiday events. Alternatively, head West to our friends in Lafayette to enjoy the holiday season with our neighbors in Acadiana (or check out some incredible Christmas lights around the Lafayette area). If you still haven’t had enough Louisiana holiday fun, New Orleans has amazing Christmas light displays for the family as well. Over on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, there are some amazing light displays if you’re up for the drive! Let’s all take advantage of all the holiday spirit in Baton Rouge with kids.

Easy Kid-Friendly Filled Christmas Ornaments

The countdown to Christmas has officially started since December 1st in our house. We did manage to get our tree up a few days after Thanksgiving, but it was the perfect time. I love this time of year. There is just something about Christmas trees and Christmas lights that make me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Do you know what feeling I am talking about? I am sure you do! Turn off all the lights in your house, leaving only the Christmas tree lights on. Oh how I could sit there for hours just gazing at our tree.

Plastic Ornaments filled with pom pomsAhhh! Well those hours are only possible when all my children are sleeping, particularly Miss Chloe. Chloe is my 15 month old who has an obsession with all things on the Christmas tree within her reach. Shatterproof ornaments are the best thing invented during the Christmas holidays.

I decided to take even more advantage of these shatterproof ornaments this Christmas holiday and have my older two decorate their own. I love Christmas and all the crafts and activities that come along with it. My older two loved this activity just as much as me and it is both inexpensive and super easy!

All you need:

  • Shatterproof clear ornaments with a removable top (the bigger the opening the better for those little hands)
  • Decorative Fillings: pom poms, sequins, glitter … whatever you fancy!

I organized all the different fillings before hand to make it easier for the kids. We used different sized red, green, and white pom poms. I found these fillable plastic ornaments at Michaels, but have seen them at other local craft stores as well as Target (if you get there at the beginning of the holiday ;)). These pom moms were picked up from Michaels too, but you can find fillings at Dollar Tree. This entire project, to make 4 ornaments, cost me less than $5 since these items were on sale!


DIY Fillable Christmas ornaments and pom pomsThe kids were so excited to put their own decorative ornaments on the tree. These ornaments would also make great gifts for family members as well!


I wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and happy ornament making!

Clair is a former science teacher turned stay at home mommy to 3 kids, Ryleigh (6), Brady (5) and Chloe (1). She is originally from Mississippi and moved to Louisiana after meeting her husband at Mississippi College. She can’t imagine living anywhere else now. The culture here in Louisiana is the best: from the great food to cheering on the LSU Tigers. Her background in science has her loving to incorporate all things science while at home with her kids. This has led her to the world of blogging! Her blog, The Sprouting Minds, includes all things ‘mommy’ as well as those engaging kid activities. She hopes she can spread the love of science to other families as well as encourage mothers along the way.


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