Kid Made Christmas Ornaments

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We just put up our tree and the kids were excited to decorate it with some ornaments that they made.  I was thrilled with how they came out and how easy they were to make.  With a few simple supplies that you probably already own, you can make some fun and whimsical Christmas ornaments with your little ones.



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 I received the products to try and all opinions expressed are
my own.  

Supplies you will need:
  • Colored Popsicle sticks
  • Glitter
  • Glue and brush
  • Pom poms
  • Ribbon

I was thrilled to receive a box of crafting goodies from http://www.craftprojectideas.com.  Included in the box o'fun were colored Popsicle sticks and glitter shakers.  Don't have colored Popsicle sticks? No problem.  You will be jazzing these things up with tons of colorful glitter anyway.  While the kids were napping, I used hot glue to construct these snowflakes out of four Popsicle sticks.  You could totally have your kids do this with white glue, but I knew mine would not have the patience to wait for them to dry.  Also, with hot glue I know they will last for many years to come.




The kids "painted" their snowflakes with glue...


And then started shaking the glitter.  I just love these little glitter shakers.  They kept the mess in one place and were just so fun for the kids to shake.




Glitter-rific! 


When the snowflakes were dry, I glued some ribbon to the back and then the kids hung them up on the Christmas tree.  




The snowflakes turned out so well that I decided to make more ornaments using our cool new supplies.  Using my glue gun again, I made some Christmas trees out of green Popsicle sticks.  I used four Popsicle sticks to make the tree.  For the smaller branches on top I just broke the sticks in half.  They had some jagged edges so I just cut them off.  


Next, I gave the kids some pom poms and glue so they could decorate their tree with "Christmas balls."  


"A" is busy gluing on pom poms.  She made sure to cover every surface of the tree!


B left a little space between her pom poms.


Can you tell who made which tree?


Hanging on the tree.

Thanks to http://www.craftprojectideas.com/ for the wonderful craft items!  If you want some for yourself you can find their craft supplies at Walmart.


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21 comments:

  1. Hi Vicki, These kids are too cute! Thank you for following, I am following you back! Glad you found me!!
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  2. How fun! We made a list last night with our kids about the ornaments we want to make for the tree this year. We're doing all homemade ornaments.

    I would really love for you to submit this to the Make and Takes spotlight page. This is just the kind of thing we want to showcase. (http://www.makeandtakes.com/spotlight)

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  3. love love love your ornaments! Hopefully we will be doing some of these as well!!

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  4. The Lovely Mrs. P, thanks for the kind comments. I will come check you out tomorrow.

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  5. Lindsey, thanks so much! That is so nice to hear. I have just submitted it.

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  6. babies, toddlers and preschoolers, I hope you get to make them. They were fun!

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  7. Comeca, thank you for stopping by. I am glad you liked them.

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  8. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I love these ornaments. It looks like something my four year old would love doing and I have all the supplies on hand. I'm going to put in on my itinerary for this week!

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  9. Cute and fun. I had never thought about using popcycle sticks for ornaments. Nice idea.

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  10. such a FUN project, especially getting the kids to participate!

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  11. Beautiful! I love the snowflakes, all that lovely glitter!

    Thank you for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!

    Maggy

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  12. Adorable crafts! Your children are beautiful. :)

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  13. I just found your blog via notimeforflashcards.com and i love it! Thanks!

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  14. You recently commented on my felt Christmas tree post. Thanks! This is a great idea. Adding it to our advent activities. :)

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  15. Thank you for visiting Inspirations by D, I enjoyed your visit. I love these cute kid handcrafted ornaments, so fun for the kids!

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  16. These look like fun! I bet my girls will have a blast.

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  17. I love them! So colourful and they look really fun to make. Thanks for sharing with the Play Academy.

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