Are you looking for a quick holiday craft,a keepsake or even a present that is economical yet sentimental? Look no further! Here are three ideas that your family can all do, no matter the age. These would be treasured as baby’s first Christmas, or every year your children could see the growth as their hand covers more and more of the ornament. A great gift for grandparents too. These would definitely be appreciated by all.
For the Snowmen & Foot Ornament:
Shatterproof ornament, color of your choice
For the Marble Spin Art Ornament:
Step 1 –
Tickle your kidlets hand by painting them with acrylic paint of your choice with a sponge wedge. Step 2 –
Have your kid hold their hand flat, place the ornament in the palm and ask them to curl their fingers over the bulb.
Help them press fingers evenly.Step 3 –
Place the ornament with the paint on it in an egg carton to hold it while it dries.Step 4 –
Using the sharpies, draw buttons, hat, face and whatever you would like to bring Frosty to life!
Baby Foot Print Ornament
Step 1 –
If you have a baby, you can paint their foot, which is much easier than trying to get them to uncurl their fingers:)
Press the painted foot onto the ornamentStep 3 – Let it dry in egg carton and then write the baby’s name and year.
Marble Painted Ornament
Step 1 –
Squeeze a small amount, about the size of a dime or less, of acrylic paint into the bottom of a clear ornament, use a shatterproof or plastic one for this craft.
Drop a marble into the ornament with the paint
Now let the kiddos shake, shake, shake, making a pattern inside the ornament with the marble painting the inside.
Allow the paint to dry and if desired, repeat with a contrasting color, using a tiny bit of paint and a marble.
Copyright Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow, 2013, 2017
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