December 4

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Paper Christmas Ornament with the Names of Jesus

By Anna Lowell

December 4, 2017


Christmas is coming! I absolutely love Christmas time.

But, sometimes I think that it is too easy for us to focus on the nativity, and forget that Jesus is so, so much more than a baby in a manger. He is the Prince of Peace, the Son of the Most High, the Good Shepherd, the Light of the World, the Lamb of God… and so much more!

Here is a printable paper Christmas Ornament that you can make with your kids – while discussing some of the different names of Jesus.

These paper ornaments are easy to make, requiring only cutting skills and very basic folding skills.  They require only two printable pages, scissors and glue. They are perfect to make at home or in a classroom setting.

Materials Needed for the Paper Christmas Ornament

  • Scissors
  • Glue (stick or white)
  • Verse printables, printed on paper of your choice

Click the link below to download your own FREE verse printables.

Instructions for the Paper Christmas Ornament

Step 1: Print out the two verse pages. You can use regular copy paper, green and red paper, or even patterned scrapbook paper (8.5 X 11 inch size).

Step 2: Cut out each circle.

3. Fold the circles into triangles by folding the sides in over the printed lines.

4. Glue 10 of the triangles into a straight line, alternating right side up and upside down triangles.

5. Glue five of the triangles into a circle, all top points of the triangles coming into the center. Glue the remaining five triangles into a second circle.

6. Glue the ends of the line of ten together to make a “ring”. Close the circles by gluing the last two triangles to each other. The circles will buckle outward slightly.

7. Glue one “circle” to the “ring”, matching the five flaps. Glue the second “circle” to the other side of the ring, completing the globe.

That’s it! Your ornament is done.

Now it’s your turn! Will you be making these paper Christmas ornaments? Do you have any other ideas for them? I would love to hear from you!

May God bless you.

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  1. These are very beautiful and heart felt!!! Thank you so much for sharing with us!!
    I personally will be making these for my Grandchildren and I KNOW they will be
    absolutely delighted.

    Bless you dear Anna Joy and again thank you sooooo very, very much!!

    May God Abandonly Bless YOU~

    Love and Joy always,
    Sheila

  2. Thank you so much for sharing! I used your project and created the same template on my Cricut. I'm going to make them for Christmas gifts! I'd be glad to send you the template if you would like it yourself. Thank you for this awesome craft!

  3. We will be making these fantastic ornaments in my children's class at church then use them
    as decoration for our Christmas church service. Thank you the children will love them.

  4. Thank you! I remember making one of these balls in school but I love the names of Jesus printed on it. It makes a lesson itself with scripture for the name included. How wonderful! Thanks again. I will use this with my fourth graders in Sunday School. We have been praising God, Jesus with different names and this will help cement some words of praise!

  5. Good ideas on line never die old. This will be perfect for our family tree this year as I always want a "faith" tree for the real meaning of Christmas. If I have time I will make some to give to those children who are attending in-person church. I think this might also be great for my online Sunday School lesson on prophecy fulfillment of Jesus' birth. May we all be more aware of our Savior during this pandemic. Blessings of gratitude, Sharon

  6. Thank you so much for sharing this. We did it in our Junior Church when we were studying the different names of God. Our kids really enjoyed it.
    Thank you again for sharing

  7. My Mom, sister and I made paper ornaments identical to these (except stapled not glued) out of Christmas cards 35 years ago and they are still my absolutely favourite Christmas ornaments that I hang on my tree.

  8. So cute! My creche for refugee and immigrant children has closed, but now I am ready for their first lesson next year. Everytime I run out of activities, God sends new inspiration!

    God bless!

    Nel, Cape Town.

  9. I just love this and can’t wait to make it with my grandchildren. Thank you for all the wonderful items you share! Merry Christmas and may God bless you and your family!

  10. Thank you so much for the christmas ornement and the video showing how to do it.
    I teach sunday school at my church. When it is possible for me to do, I translate the verses because we are a french church. How I wish everything you do would be also in french…such nice stuff to use!!! Thanks again Anna and God bless you!

  11. I would love to use this at our Advent celebration at church – it’s hard to find crafts that are centered on Jesus and Advent as opposed to pure Christmas – because we do it before the first week of Advent so families can be prepared. Thank you for this blessing – it will be amazing!

  12. Thank you for all of the resources that you share with others! I appreciate your heart for reaching children and teaching them the gospel. I have put many of your materials to use in ministry to kids, mine and others. Blessings to you and your family!

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