Do you like making homemade Christmas ornaments with your kids? This year we’ve been going a little ornament crazy at Lovey’s request. And although it’s fun to make them together, I think my favorite part is seeing the girls’ eyes light up each time they see one of their handmade ornaments on the tree. These yarn wrapped Christmas tree ornaments are the newest additions to our Christmas tree.
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- Colored craft sticks (I received mine from craftprojectideas.com)
- Hot glue gun
- Aleene’s Tacky Glue
- Sequins, confetti pieces and/or tiny pom poms
Beforehand I hot glued three colored craft sticks together to form a triangle.
My original vision for the ornaments involved wrapping the individual craft sticks. This would have required Lovey to push the yarn through the triangle each time, so I also rolled the yarn into a ball that would be easier for her to hold in one hand and prevent her from having to pull a very long strand of yarn though each time. However, you’ll see Lovey’s vision was different (and better!), so you could probably skip making individual balls of yarn.
Finally I tied one end of the yarn onto the triangle so it would be all ready for Lovey to begin creating.
She chose to wrap the yarn around the triangle instead of weaving it through the triangle. This was much easier for her, and she had fun winding and twisting the yarn around and around. She was disappointed when she ran out of yarn! It would have been interesting to see how much she would have added if given an unlimited suppply.
We tied off the end of the yarn and tucked it inside so it couldn’t be seen anymore. Then we added glue dots and covered them with sequins and tiny pom poms.
After adding a ribbon, Lovey’s new ornament found a special place on our Christmas tree.
Watch the full video tutorial here.
More Handmade Ornaments from Fantastic Fun and Learning
Less stress, more connecting this holiday season? Yes, PLEASE!
From the arrival of fall to Halloween to Thanksgiving and Christmas, the last four months of the year can be a wonderful opportunity for making family memories and spending time together, but they can also be stressful as we try to collect ideas, recipes, and activities to try together.
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