These made a wonderful–last minute cub scout project. All you need is Christmas tissue paper, a small paint brush and Elmer’s glue. Squeeze the glue into a milk cap and add a drop or two of water to make it thinner and “paintable.”
Tear or cut up tissue into small 1/2 to 1 inch pieces. Paint a small amount of glue onto the ornament and pick up a piece of tissue with the sticky brush and paste it on. Continue to paste until ornament is covered. Allow ornament to dry in a paper cup. You can spray with a shiny acrylic coat if you want. We just left ours plain.