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Accordion Mary and Jesus Ornament craft

I am in love with this Accordion Mary and Jesus Ornament craft! It’s super simple to put together and comes with a printable template for the face. Make a few for your tree and make extras to hand out as gifts for family, friends, and teachers!


Accordion Mary and Jesus Ornament craftAccordion Mary and Jesus Ornament craft


  • Blue and white paper
  • Template printed on cardstock
  • Scissors
  • Two small pieces of blue and white yarn
  • Colored pencils
  • All-purpose glue
  • Hole punch
  • Google eyes (optional)


Begin by cutting the white paper in half. Starting at the longer end, accordion fold the entire length of the paper.

Starting at the wide end, accordion fold the entire length of the blue paper.

Keeping the accordion folded, fold the paper in half. Glue the joining middle section together at the bottom. Allow time to dry, you might need to hold in place with clothespins until it’s set. The hole at the top will be the ‘head’. Repeat this step with the white accordion too.

Next take the hole punch and make a hole in the top of the blue fold.

Take a piece of blue yarn, feed through the hole and tie. This creates a hanger for the ornament.

Now, squeeze the accordion closed again and tie another string around the paper, making a ‘neck’. Cut off the loose ends. Repeat with the white paper.

Print the template on white cardstock. Cut it out and draw on a face.

Next, fold the tab over and place glue on the top. Then stick inside the opening at the top of the accordion. If it doesn’t quite fit, move the yarn at the neck lower and gently make the hole bigger.

Repeat with the white/ Jesus.

Your Mary and Jesus Accordion ornament is complete!

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