DIY Paper Ornaments for Christmas with Cute Arctic Animals

Arctic Animal Pals Christmas Paper Ornaments

Did you know that the North Pole is in the middle of the Arctic Ocean surrounded by Alaska, Canada, Greenland, and Russia? It is also home to our OOLY pals, Arctic Animals Sticky Tab friends. Join us while we show you how to make these cute, up-cycled DIY paper ornaments that will bring the arctic circle into your home for the holidays (without freezing your finger tips)!

Chalkoramas, Note Pals, glue gun, printable and more to make your DIY paper ornaments
Chalkoramas, Note Pals, glue gun, printable and more to make your DIY paper ornaments

What you will need for your DIY paper ornaments:

Chalk-o-Rama Dustless Chalk Crayons

Color Lustre Metallic Markers

Arctic Animals Note Pals Sticky Tabs

Perfectly Perfect Permanent Markers (Used black)

Printable template

Cardboard

Scissors

Silver cord

Hot glue gun

Glue stick

Print your template, cut out your glacier and igloo shapes, trace the shapes onto cardboard and cut them out.

Scissors cutting out mountain printable for a DIY Christmas ornament

Completed mountain and igloo printable for homemade paper Christmas ornaments

Add your igloo details with your black marker and color in the Igloo bricks with your chalk crayons. Go traditional or use your imagination and color in fantasy hues. Then, add your sticky tab friends with a glue stick. Did you know Note Pal Sticky Tabs are great for those little notes for lunchboxes, marking special dates on calendars or even using as bookmarks or journaling?

Step by step on how to draw and color an igloo for a paper Christmas ornament

What I really like about the Perfectly Permanent markers is that they are dual ended so I could make thin lines or broader strokes depending on which end I chose. Coloring in with the Chalkables is easy because there is no dust and the plastic barrels meant my hands were clean. And they write on just about everything including glass, white or black paper, cardboard and wood!

Completed DIY paper ornament of an igloo and penguin family
Completed DIY paper ornament of an igloo and penguin family

Outline your glacier shapes with your Color Lustre Metallic Markers and color them in with your chalk crayons. The metallic markers have a brush tip making it easy to outline our mountains, I used the silver color. Each of the 6 colors have a really cool soft sheen, that makes the colors shine.

Color Lustre silver marker on a printable paper cutout of mountains

OOLY Color Lustre silver brush pen on paper mountains for Christmas ornament

Once your glaciers are colored in you will add your sticky tab friends with the glue stick. I selected 2 of the blue colors for my mountains to coordinate with my walrus and seal Sticky Tabs. The little characters are easy to pull out from the pad and there are 8 different animals in the Arctic Pals pack. And there are a lot of tabs in each package!

 

Colored mountains and walrus with seal paper craft

 

Time to add the hanging loop to the back of your ornament with a dab of hot glue. Once your glue sets, your DIY paper ornaments are ready to hang!

Completed DIY Christmas paper ornaments hanging from a Christmas tree
Completed DIY Christmas paper ornaments hanging from a Christmas tree

Happy Holidays!

Arielle Goddard is an artist, designer, and educator who has been teaching and developing art programs in Los Angeles for 20 years. Arielle is passionate about bringing art to underserved communities through her work with non-profit organizations. Arielle founded ART CAMP in 2015 with the belief that art is for everyone and that creativity is a pathway to connection. When Arielle isn’t leading ART CAMP Pop-Ups, Parties and Workshops out of  her vintage camper, she is sharing
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