Hey, Christmas is next week! OMG. When did that happen? I’m not entirely sure but before the holiday hits, here’s a fun craft to do with your kiddos. We are trying to start holiday traditions and one thing that I wanted to do was have the kids make an ornament every year. This year we made two but the theme is the same. And they’re super easy so head on out to the craft store and make some this weekend – because next weekend will be too late!
Here’s what you need:
– clear plastic ornaments
– pom poms
– ribbon or hooks to hang
– super glue
I got everything at the craft store on the island here and it cost about $10 for everything. I got 2 packs of pom poms but only 1 is pictured. Each kid got a bowl of pom poms and then a bowl of beads (I only got 1 bag of beads and halved them).
The kids liked the pom poms the best I think. All they have to do is fill the ornaments with whatever combination of pom poms and beads that they want. Blueberry added some beads to her pom pom ball but mostly, they stuck to one item per ornament.
The beads proved a little tricky because they tried to put more beads in at a time that would fit but they also enjoyed chasing them around the dining room so it was a winner!
After the kids stuffed their ornaments, it was time for Mommy to take over. I put super glue along the outside of the opening before putting the ornament lid back on to ensure that they would stay closed. I was a little worried the beads would weigh the ornament down and I would wake up at 2 in the morning to a hundred beads falling off the tree. Maybe I’m paranoid but the extra step can’t hurt. Then I strung some string through the loop and now they live on our tree. I still need to get a paint pen and put the year on them so we don’t forget when what was made but other than that, we’ve got 4 new ornaments and they’re some of the most beautiful ones on our tree.