Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Easy Personalized Christmas Ornaments for Kids to Make

It's that time of the year!  
Some call it the season of peace, but as teachers we know it is really the season of panic.
Christmas is right around the corner. 
There is still so much to do and figure out....crafts, parties, presents, the list goes on and on. 
One thing that is now thankfully checked off my list is the question of what my kids will make for this year's ornament. 

I thought I'd share two quick, easy and relatively inexpensive ornaments you can make with your kiddos.  My favorite ones are personalized in some way.  These two fit that bill. 

The first one is the Fingerprint Christmas Tree ornament. 

Here is what you need: 
White or Silver Ornaments ( I got mine from Walmart)
Acrylic Paint.. (Also need yellow paint for the star)

The ornament tray makes a great holder for this craft. 
It keeps the ornament in steady position when your child is working with it. 

Older kids can print this themselves. 
Step One: 
 Dip the child's  finger in the paint and then make a line of fingerprints to form a tree. 
I help guide my third graders with this step. 

Continue adding fingerprints until you have a tree!

Step Two: 
After forming the tree, use brown on a finger for the tree trunk and yellow for the star. 

You can stop there, or have students add dots of color around the tree. 
Don't forget to add the name and date with a Sharpie after the ornament is dried. 

Step Three: 
Add a bow for a festive final touch. 

This second ornament is a favorite of mine. 
So quick, easy!

Here's what you need: 
Wooden Ornaments
Modge Podge and brush

Step One: Position the ornament over the photograph you are using.
Trace to form the shape of the ornament.

Step Two: Cut out the shape of the circle.

Step Three: Paint the Modge Podge over the wooden ornament.
Think of it as glue.

Step Four: Press the photograph onto the ornament.

Step Five: Use a brush to add more Modge Podge to the top of the photograph.
Don't worry....this will dry clear!

Add ribbon, bells, etc to decorate it.
Add the year using a Sharpie...then it's ready to hang on a tree!

My kids LOVE crafting and I love spending time creating right along with them.
Do you have a holiday craft that you like making?
Would love to hear!
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