Kid-Made Ornaments Using Shrink Film

These kid-made ornaments using shrink film are one of the easiest we’ve done yet, and they make wonderful keepsakes! What a wonderful way to save your child’s artwork to enjoy year after year!

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Christmas Ornament Craft for Kids- Use kids' drawings to make ornament keepsakes using shrink film - great homemade gift idea!



After making these adorable silhouette Christmas ornaments, I gave the extra shrink film from the project to the kids to use.


They had such a blast creating their very own ornaments. I loved seeing their excitement as their drawings transformed into tiny, little ornaments to hang on the tree. And I know I’ll cherish these for years- such a cool way to save and display your children’s drawings! This post contains affiliate links.


Turn kid drawings into homemade Christmas ornaments using shrink film!

Kid-Made Ornaments Using Shrink Film

Materials for Shrink Film Ornaments

shrink film

Directions for Shrink Film Ornaments

1. Cut your shrink film sheets into fourths.

2. Use Sharpies to draw a picture on your piece of shrink film. They are going to shrink a lot, so be sure to use up most of the space!

3. Punch a hole above the picture your drew.


materials for kid-made shrink film ornaments


4. Cut around you picture.

5. Place your finished drawings on a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper and bake according to your shrink film package directions.

6. Remove them from the over and let cool.

7. Tie a string through the hole in your ornament and hang on the tree!


homemade ornaments using kid drawings


Looking for some more fun Christmas activities?

Check out our STEAM Kids Christmas Ebook for all kinds of science, technology, engineering, art, and math activities for kids all centered around Christmas!

STEAM Kids Christmas activities



Homemade Christmas Ornament Craft for Kids Using Shrink Film

Easy DIY Christmas Ornaments for Kids to Make: Use shrink film to make homemade Christmas ornaments using kids' drawings! Such a wonderful keepsake and so simple for children of all ages! ~


  1. Did you uses white or matte to make these?

    • Hi Jen- We used matte to make ours! I just ordered both white and matte to double check there had been no changes since we originally made these a few years ago. They just arrived today, and the matte is definitely what we used. 🙂


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