Hello everyone! Are you all ready for Christmas? Have you already decorated for the holidays? It is our tradition to not put up our tree until Thanksgiving weekend, but I am ready to get out all the fun decorations and get to sprucing the house up! I just have to figure out how I am going to keep Mr. E away from the tree!
Now for our fun Christmas craft! I am going to show you how to make a few different KID friendly ornaments!
Ornament 1 – Rudolph
- 1 doll pin (old style clothes pins)
- pipe cleaners
- wiggle eyes
- Red glitter glue or glue and red glitter
How to: Rudolph
- Take 1 pipe cleaner and cut it into 2 pieces. Wrap 1/2 around the top of the doll pin making sure there is even amount of pipe cleaner on each side. I twisted it twice in back to make sure it was nice and secure.
- Take the other 1/2 of the pipe cleaner and cut it in 1/2 again. Use each 1/4 piece to wrap around the pipe cleaner already on the doll pin to make the antlers. I wrapped them twice to get them nice and secure.
- Glue the wiggle eyes to the doll pin
- Add a large dot of the red glitter glue / glue and glitter to make Rudolph’s nose
- To hang on your tree, place the branch in the opening of the doll pin! You can also wrap a piece of twine under the pipe cleaner if you would prefer to have a string to hang Rudolph from.
Ornament 2 – Fingerprint snowmen
- Plastic or shatter proof clear ornaments
- paints – white, black, green, red, blue and orange are the colors I used
- small paint brush
- fake snow
How to: Fingerprint snowmen ornaments
- Take a paper plate and put a small amount of each color paint on it. Dip the tip of your index finger into the white paint to make the body of the snowmen.
- Set aside to let pain dry. Once dry, start decorating them by adding black dots to make eyes, mouth and buttons.
- Use orange to make a “carrot” nose and other colors to add a scarf, and clothes if wanted
- Once all dry, take top off ornament and using a piece of paper make a funnel.
- Using funnel, drop small amounts of the fake snow into the ornament. Add as much or little as you want.
- Let dry completely and enjoy your handmade ornaments!
I hope you have enjoyed our countdown to Christmas crafts! I have enjoyed showing how to make some fun, easy and kid friendly crafts these past few months! I hope you all enjoy your holiday season!