I’m really excited to share today’s craft with you because I can verify it was a huge hit with my four year old niece last December. She came over one afternoon to craft with me, and by the end of the day, she had nearly made enough ornaments to fill our entire Christmas tree! No matter what holiday you celebrate this winter, these ornaments can be used as gift tags, for tree decorations, or as something festive to hang in your windows.
Materials you will need:
– Assorted paper (construction paper or card stock works best)
– Markers, crayons or colored pencils
– Hole Puncher
– String (Baker’s twine or yarn works nicely)
Step 1 – Have your children draw shapes or drawings on sturdy paper (such as construction or card stock). To create perfectly round circles, simply turn a mug or glass over and trace around it. If you have cookie cutters available, kids can trace around them to create their desired shape.
Step 2 – Decorate the drawings by coloring them in with crayons or add some fun accents with glitter and/or stickers.
Step 3 – My niece is a scissors fanatic, so she loved cutting the ornaments out herself, but most children will need assistance cutting out their artwork.
Step 4 – Using a hole puncher, punch a hole at the top of each work of art for hanging.
Step 5 – Cut a piece of string and secure and knot it to each ornament as shown.
*Tip* Many parents I talk with have hundreds of their kids drawings just laying around or stored in a box somewhere. You can use your favorite ones in this manner by displaying them over the holidays around the house!
Ashley Lucas (aka Lady Lucas) is an artist, illustrator and crafts designer. Her adorable characters can be found online via her website and Etsy shop. She is currently available for private home art lessons in the Jersey City area.