Posts Tagged ‘ornaments’

Handmade Salt Dough Ornaments

Sunday, December 25th, 2011 by by jenn0324

We made our first batch of salt dough ornaments this week. It was a real trial and error event, but it was fun nonetheless. The kids had a blast, and they never noticed mommy’s gritted teeth or silent cursing.

The dough was easy to make:

  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 cup salt
  • 1-1/2 cups warm water.

The consistency was fine, I thought. However, as I tried to work with it, I realized it needed WAY MORE flour, so I added it as we went along. I put flour on the wax paper, and The Older was able to work pretty well with that. (more…)

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Kid Made Christmas Ornaments

Saturday, December 10th, 2011 by by JM Guest Blogger
We just put up our tree, and the kids were excited to decorate it with some ornaments that they made.  I was thrilled with how they came out and how easy they were to make.  With a few simple supplies that you probably already own, you can make some fun and whimsical Christmas ornaments with your little ones.
Supplies you will need:
  • Colored Popsicle sticks
  • Glitter
  • Glue and brush
  • Pom poms
  • Ribbon
I was thrilled to receive a box of crafting goodies from http://www.craftprojectideas.com.  Included in the box o’fun were colored Popsicle sticks and glitter shakers.  Don’t have colored Popsicle sticks? No problem.  You will be jazzing these things up with tons of colorful glitter anyway.  While the kids were napping, I used hot glue to construct these snowflakes out of four Popsicle sticks.  You could totally have your kids do this with white glue, but I knew mine would not have the patience to wait for them to dry.  Also, with hot glue, I know they will last for many years to come.  

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