Thursday, December 12, 2013

Kids Project to make for Christmas

The button project could be turn into making pins by changing the wax paper to wooden design and then glue different buttons and then gluing a pin backing to the back.  Great gift for mom or grandma!

Adult supervision is required! (Hot glue)

Button Initial Ornament

Materials:  Wax Paper, Sharpie, Small buttons, hot glue and glue gun, Jump ring (optional), Ribbon for hanging

FYI:  You might get a wooden letter and drill a whole and then have thechild glue the buttons on.

Draw or print out the letter you want to use on a piece of wax paper with a sharpie. The above letter was 2 1/4″ tall.
Draw line of hot glue on the letter and quickly place the buttons. Do one lie at a time so that the glue will not have dried before you got all the buttons down.
Now at a second layer of buttons on top by putting a dot of hot glue on each button as you add it. It is important to place the buttons at the seams between the different glue lines.
Let dry and then carefully peel from the wax paper. The paper stuck a bit and ripped, but I didn’t care that there was a little paper on the back. If you have lots of glue gun strings use a blow drier to help met them off.
Add a loop for hanging or you can just glue a loop of ribbon to the back of the ornament.

Buttons Galore Tree Ornament

Materials: Assorted buttons (no larger than 1/2 inch), Craft glue, pins or sticky dots, foam ball, and Ribbon for hanging

Get your foam ball.
Glue the buttons into place on the ball.
Use sticky dots to make it easier for small children, or pins to make it faster for older kids.

Adult supervision is required! (Hot glue)

Elmo Ornament

Materials:  a plain ornament, red ribbon, googly eyes, a yellow pom pom (for the nose), a scrap of black felt (for the mouth), hot glue gun

Hot glue the end of your ribbon into the bottom center of your ornament.  Using your glue gun, wind the ribbon around and around (and around), gluing as you go.  When your entire ornament is covered in ribbon, glue your other end inside the top of the ornament.
Glue your googly eyes, pom pom nose and felt mouth.

Flying Reindeer Christmas

Materials: Scissors, Newspaper, 10 Brown Chenille stems, 1 large wiggle eye, White glue, 1 Red pom pom, 2-feet wide wire ribbon, 1 dinner-size paper plate, 1 dessert-size paper plate, Brown acrylic paint, Paintbrush, and Clothespins

Cover work surface with newspaper.
Use the brown acrylic paint to paint both the dinner-sized paper plate and the dessert-sized paper plate. Let dry.
Shape four of the brown chenille stems into hooves by creating a flattened triangle at the end of each leg.
Shape another brown chenille stem into the tail.
Use two or three chenille stems to fashion the antlers.
Cut another chenille stem in half. Use one half to create Rudolph’s smile. The other half will be used for the neck.
When the painted plates have dried, apply a line of white glue around the rim of the unpainted side of the small plate. Fold the plate in half and use clothespins to hold it together.
Before the glue dries, slip the bottom end of the antlers into the small plate to a depth of about ¼ of an inch. Use a clothespin to hold the antlers in place while the glue dries.
Also slip the top end of the chenille stem that is the neck into the small plate. Use a clothespin to hold in place while the glue dries.
Next, apply a thin line of white glue around the rim of the unpainted side of the large plate. Before the glue dries, slip the legs, tail, and the other end of the neck in place by tucking them in between the layers of the plate to a depth of about ¼ of an inch. Use the clothespins to keep each appendage in place while the glue dries.
Glue the wiggle eye, smile, and nose in place on the small plate to create the face.
Tie the ribbon around Rudolph’s neck and create waves to give the effect of a billowing scarf.

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