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Painted Jingle Bell Ornaments for Kids

These painted jingle bells are a fun and easy project for little makers (like my toddler boss) who want to create their own Christmas tree ornaments. It's also a great way to teach (or reinforce) colors and what happens when you mix them.

Hand-painted jingle bells  


  • Gold or silver jingle bells (sizes vary)
  • Paper plates 
  • Flat craft paintbrush
  • Multi-surface high gloss acrylic paint (preferred brand: Martha Stewart Crafts)
  • Scissors
  • Metallic cord


1. Cover your workspace completely. I want to stress the word "completely" because I'm always amazed by how widely paint can travel in the hands of a toddler.

2. Make a palette of 2-3 colors on a paper plate. Note: it's best to offer the paint like this so that you don't end up with a brown muddy mix of too many colors.
3. Hand your littler maker the bells and the paintbrush and let him/her pick her own colors, blend colors and paint away. 

4. Rinse the paintbrush as needed in between colors.

5. Place the painted bells on a flat, non-stick surface to dry.

6. Repeat Steps 3-5 with additional colors as desired.

7. Thread the cord through the finished bells and cut to desired length; tie a knot to secure.


Riche Holmes GrantHey Haute Mamas! I'm Riche Holmes Grant, a modern mom + mompreneur who designs smart + stylish products that make your mommy gig easier. 

When I'm not busy taking orders from my #miniboss, I'm contributing to or in the kitchen whipping up delicious family-friendly creations in my BambiniWare Apronini.

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