Homemade Ornaments for the Kid’s Ornament Swap
We are participating in a handmade ornament swap with The Crafty Crow. The challenge is to create 5-8 ornaments the fit into the “Winter Wonderland” theme, “including trees, snowmen, mittens, pine cones, birds, deer, ice skating, squirrels, rabbits, snowflakes, berries, leaves, the moon, stars, icicles, etc. Basically anything having to do with winter and nature.”
We used materials from our craft stash along with some tinsel garland, silk flowers, and vintage buttons from the thrift store.
The boys painted Styrofoam balls with glue, rolled them in glitter, and then attached them with a toothpick and glue. They enjoyed decorating them with button features, pipe cleaner noses, and scarves with a pipe cleaner hanger.
Our jolly snowmen are finally on their way to places far and wide. We bought some disposable plastic storage containers to ship them in, with cotton balls for padding. The postman had a chuckle over our little “coolers” when we presented them for mailing, and because they are so lightweight, the postage wasn’t too expensive.
The boys were so excited to send them off and are looking forward to seeing what they will receive in return. We are looking forward to adding some new ornaments to our tree.
Now, if I can just clean up all that glitter!
Do you make homemade ornaments with your kids? I’d love to hear your ideas!