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3 Ornament Crafts

Ok so these “gorgeous’ ornaments may not meet Martha Stewart’s standards, but the kids had a ball making them and even more fun admiring them up on the tree (Mom, I made that!! x 100). 

1. Shrink Ornaments

Draw a design (think xmas tree, candy canes), color it in, punch a hole (do NOT forget to punch the hole from someone who always forgets to punch the darn hole) and bake in the oven at 350.  Half the fun/suspense is watching it curl up and then flatten.  Add glitter glue and sequins and you’ve got yourself a keepsake! 

2. Icicle Ornaments

This one is super simple, just grab a pipe cleaner and knot it at the end.  Then, hand over the pipe cleaner and beads to the kiddos and let them go wild! Once they have added enough beads for their liking, wrap them around a little finger to form the spiral shape. Your kids will be super delighted with these icicles that add tons of sparkle to the tree. 

3. Picture Ornaments

Super easy.  Super cute.  Slide a picture into one of the plastic ball ornaments and fill with snow (white glitter).   Write the year on the back, the child’s name or even some of their current favorites!  Speaking of favorites, time for hot chocolate..



Elle Walker is a co-founder at What's Up Moms and the mom to three kids (9, 6, 4). In her spare time, she loves testing out kids activities (often muttering, "Pinterest, you lie"), to find the best play that minimize set-up, reduce costs, and uses stuff up around the house. Follow her behind the scenes at Instagram @whatsupelle. {{Privy:Embed campaign=591322}}