This is our first year making ornaments together. Prior to this year our tradition has been to buy an ornament that symbolized something memorable from the year, and we have had a lot of fun finding an ornament on our family trips or at a special place we enjoyed during the year. We will continue this tradition, but I also thought it would be fun to start making ornaments with the girls now that they are getting a bit older.
There are so many wonderful ornament ideas out there that it was really hard to choose. While shopping last week I grabbed two large globe ornaments on sale at Michael’s, so I knew that would be our ornament base. I finally narrowed it down to these two ideas that I found on Pinterest.
Snowmen Christmas Ornaments from Sweet and Lovely Crafts
Reindeer Thumbprint Ornaments from Little Bit Funky
I knew Tinker would just be delighted to do anything involving paint, so I let Lovey choose. She is infatuated with the idea of snow (poor thing, it’s still 80 degrees where we live), so I was not surprised that she chose the snowman ornament. You can check out the full tutorial at Sweet and Lovely Crafts. They were super easy to make, and I love that I will always have a memory of those tiny fingerprints on our tree!
We added a little ribbon and some glittery snow to embellish them a little bit. Our finished ornaments turned out great (sorry the picture didn’t!). We added names and the year, and the girls found a special place to hang them on the tree.
What ornament crafts have you made with your kids?
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