Glittered Foam Ball Ornaments

  • Young Adult
  • Grades 1-3

Just add glitter to a foam ball and you have a great holiday ornament for your tree.


  • 25 Pack Assorted Paint Brushes
  • Gold Glitter 4 oz.
  • Red Glitter Glue 2.98 oz.
  • Foam ball
  • Ribbon
  • Craft Glue
  • Paper Cup
  • Scrap paper
  • Scissors
  • 2 Straight Pins **May require adult assistance


Step 1. Gather your supplies.

Homemade Christmas Ornament

Handmade Ornament

Step 2.

Use (2) Straight Pins to secure the ribbon into the foam ball for hanging.

Craft a Glitter Ornament

Step 3.


Cover the ball with glue. We have found it is easiest to pour some glue onto a small tray or paper plate and use a foam brush to apply. This helps the glue get into the crevices of the ball.

Handcraft a Christmas Ornament

Step 4.

Place ball over scrap paper or another paper plate and begin pouring on Glitter to cover the whole area. Set aside to dry.

Handmade Christmas Glitter Ornament

Step 5.


Once dry, you may choose to decorate your glittered ornament further. Here’s a great tip for crafting with round materials. Use scissors to cut the bottom out of a paper cup, turn the cup upside down and place your materials on the stand created with the paper cup.

Handcraft a Glitter Christmas Ornament

Step 6.

For added decoration use Glitter Glue to create a design pattern, such as a polka dot.

Christmas Ornament

Step 7.

You can also experiment with other colors of glitter and materials to decorate. This example uses Red Glitter wrapped with green and silver Glitter Sticks. Mix and match your materials to make your Christmas tree shine! Watch our video for more holiday crafts using foam materials!