If you want something super cute and easy to make with the kids, then this pom pom ball Christmas ornament kids craft is the one. It’s super simple to throw together, appeals to kids of all ages, and definitely easy to make on a budget. I love that this is one project that takes little effort and works with toddlers up to adult ages. Grab the supplies and have fun creating this cute little ornament with your kids!

Pom pom ornament on tree

Pom Pom Ball Christmas Ornament

As a kid, I made these at church as a fun craft after Sunday school. Ever since then, they have been a favorite on my holiday tree, and this year I can continue the tradition with my kids. You can easily make these with any color of pom pom you prefer, but mostly, you’ll want to just have tons of fun. They hang on the tree easily, or even on a doorway, arch, or just from light in your home. So many cute ideas for adding this to your holiday decor!

If you are making ornaments with your kids, then you might also want to add this adorable Christmas pom pom tree ornament or even this cute little shiny Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer ornament to your list of projects. Both are adorable and super easy for kids to help you make.

Ornament on wooden tree

Ways to Customize This Kids Craft Ornament

There are so many ways to make these ornaments unique. I like getting creative when making items for my own tree, but this project is extra fun because I can make it unique with my kids! Below are some ideas I love for turning this ornament into your own unique style.

  • Change up the size of the styrofoam ball you use as the base so the ornaments are bigger or smaller.
  • Use all one color pom pom on this instead of a variety of red, green, and white.
  • Add silver and gold pom poms onto the ornament to create an upscale look.
  • Spray with glitter spray or adhesive spray and sprinkle with glitter.
  • Add on monogram letters or other elements to customize for the individual.
  • Use twine or yarn for the hanger instead of ribbon.

You can also add these cute colorful Christmas piencone ornaments, pom pom gnome ornaments, or even this adorable little cinnamon stick reindeer ornaments idea all using leftover pom poms.

Woman holding ornament

Can I Make This With Homemade Pom Poms?

If you have extra time and want to go the extra mile, you can definitely make your own homemade pom poms. For pom poms that size, I would recommend making them around just 1-2 fingers rather than the palm of your hand. Wrap about 10 times around 2 fingers, then add a piece of yarn around the middle to tie and cut through the sides to fluff.

While I love making my own pom poms for other projects, this is one where I feel like the purchased pom poms just make more sense. They are fast, easy, cheap, and already come in tons of colors. Especially these sparkly ones used in this project.

Pom Pom ornament on fake snow

How Can I Attach the Pom Poms?

I used my favorite, hot glue, to attach the pom poms to the Styrofoam ball. You can use glue or straight pins for this, but glue is the easiest and works the best. Of course, when working with kids, you may not want to use hot glue for safety reasons. In that case, there are other great ideas for gluing these onto the ball.

I reach for tacky craft glue or even basic school glue (Elmer’s) when I work with kids. E6000 is another good craft glue choice that works well and holds for a long time. If you aren’t sure if the glue you choose will hold, do a test project before making these with your kids.

Pom Pom ornament on white surface

Supplies Needed

Pom pom ornament supplies

How to Make a Pom Pom Ball Ornament

Cut a 6″ length of ribbon and tie the end in a knot then stick into the top of the Styrofoam ball.

Adding ribbon to ball

Glue pom poms of all colors and sizes all around the ball covering the entire thing.

Gluing pom poms onto ball

Use different colors and mix and match so it creates a unique look.

Gluing pom poms onto ball

Once done, let the glue dry and hang from your holiday tree.

Pom pom ornament on tree

More Cute Christmas Ornament Ideas

I have no lack of ornament ideas for you to make this year. In fact, ornaments are one of my favorite decorations to make and definitely a great craft for anyone to create. Below are some list of popular ornaments we’ve shared before that I know you’ll find inspiration from this year!

Crafting Tip

If you like this idea but don’t want to make it yourself, you can buy pom pom ornaments on Etsy and add to your tree. These come in tons of different sizes and colors, and some even have the ability to customize with monograms.

Yield: 1

Pom pom ornament on tree

This fun pom pom ball Christmas ornament is an ideal kids craft project you can make in minutes!

Active Time
10 minutes

Total Time
10 minutes


Estimated Cost


  1. Cut a 6″ length of ribbon and  tie the end in a knot then stick into the top of the Styrofoam ball.
  2. Glue pom poms of all colors and sizes all around the ball covering the entire thing.Gluing pom poms onto ball
  3. Use different colors and mix and match so it creates a unique look.
  4. Once done, let the glue dry and hang from your holiday tree.Woman holding ornament


Add a monogram letter to the ornament to personalize these for gifting.

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You can use any color of pom poms you want on this ornament. The idea is to create something easy and cute.

Pom Pom ornament on fake snow

I like the idea of using earth tones with a rustic twine for a farmhouse style look.

Woman holding ornament

Of course, you can also attach these to a garland and have a cute little pom pom garland idea!

Ornament on table

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