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
- Shrinkable sheets or No. 6 plastic (like a takeout container)
- Hole puncher
- Sharpies, glitter glue, and sequins
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…