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Christmas Ornaments – The Eiffel Tower

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A little girl goes on a trip to Paris with her family and the first thing she notices is that people there talk another language. She hears bonjour in the park, at the Louvre museum, the cafe and the Eiffel Tower. Everybody bonjours! is a charming children’s book and one of my boys’ favorites.

Kid Made Christmas Ornaments : The Eiffel Tower - at Non Toy Gifts

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When Melissa from Mama Miss organized 10 Days of a Kid Made Christmas: Ornaments Inspired by Books, I knew right away this book would be our inspiration. Choosing a particular French landmark wasn’t a difficult job either as my kids are fascinated with the Eiffel Tower. A super tall monument with an interesting shape and four elevators – what’s there not be liked by two little boys?

Kid Made Christmas Ornaments : The Eiffel Tower - at Non Toy Gifts

We made two Eiffel Towers using paper straws of different colors and patterns.


  • 2 white foam sheets (only one if you’re making just one Eiffel Tower). You can also use card stock but I find the foam is easier to cut.
  •  paper straws
  • craft knife to cut the foam sheets
  • scissors to cut the straws
  • hot glue gun  Regular glue is recommended for young kids but keep in mind that it will take longer to dry.
  • twine

How to make Eiffel Tower ornaments

Kid Made Christmas Ornaments : The Eiffel Tower - at Non Toy Gifts

Draw the Eiffel Tower on paper and use that template to cut out three Eiffel Tower shapes for each ornament.

Kid Made Christmas Ornaments : The Eiffel Tower - at Non Toy Gifts

Cut the straws and glue them to the foam. If you’re using regular glue, let it dry completely before you glue all the three shapes together to form the ornament.

Kid Made Christmas Ornaments : The Eiffel Tower - at Non Toy Gifts

Stick three small pieces of straws on top of the ornament and glue the twine to them.

This is a great ornament for preschoolers, kindergartners and elementary school kids to make as they can do the cutting of the straws and the gluing with no supervision. It also can be used as an Eiffel Tower craft for toddlers to help them develop their fine motor skills, you just have to cut the straws and let them arrange them on the shape.

Related: DIY Foam Christmas Ornaments 

Check out the other kid made Christmas ornaments shared today:

1.Personalized Name Ornament for Kids by The Educators’ Spin On It

2. Nutcracker Clothespeg Crafts by Castle View Academy

3. Super Easy Light Up Rudolph Christmas Ornament by Left Brain Craft Brain

4. Guess How Much I Love You? Christmas Tree Ornament by Emma Owl

5. Owl Moon Ornaments by Freshly Planted

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Peta ~ Great Googa Moogas

Monday 14th of December 2015

These are so bright and festive, I would never have thought to use straws to do something like this. Awesome :)


Monday 7th of December 2015

So pretty - we will be definitely doing this one!!!

Carolyn Wilhelm

Monday 7th of December 2015

So clever! Love the use of the A template, I couldn't see how this was done. Thank you!


Monday 7th of December 2015

Thank you! Cutting and gluing - two activities my preschooler loves.


Sunday 6th of December 2015

Not only is this a wonderful multi-cultural craft, it is also a great beginning engineering project. Bravo!


Monday 7th of December 2015

Good perspective, I didn't think of it as an engineering project but you are right


Saturday 5th of December 2015

I Love this Idea! Another reason to adore straw crafts...


Monday 7th of December 2015

Thanks, Julie! I know, especially the colorful paper straws

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