Looking for something quick for those Sunday school kids to make. Little flower pot reindeer fit the bill. Simple and cheap to make even for those little fingers. As I decorated this year I picked out a few ornaments that my kids have made through the years that I thought were both cheap and simple to make.
How about this: a Styrofoam ball with two pieces of wide wired ribbon brought up over it and tied with raffia. Can't get simpler than that!
My three oldest boys all went to a religious parochial school during the first 9 years of their academic careers. Each of the boys has one of these from the second grade. It has their name and their class and year simply wrote on a fake apple to hang on the tree. A keepsake from the teacher. in expensive, cute and they have held up for almost 30 years.
I have my little apple orchard on my tree every year. Those boys are now in their thirties.
One year I crocheted 50 of these as gifts for my cub scouts and my children's class mates. Each had a candy cane in it and could be hung on the tree.