Sunday, November 2, 2014

Christmas Projects for kids to make with clear ornaments

I thought about doing this blog when I was making Ninja Turtle ornaments. Both of my adult children love the turtles; besides, going to the theater to see the movie with my youngest son.

Sweet and Simple Candy Ornament

Materials:  Plastic ornament, M&Ms, 2 pieces of ribbon – one 8″ long and one 18″ long, Paint pen (optional)

Start by taking off the top and filling the ornament with candy. Put the cap back on.
Fold the small piece of ribbon in half and tie a loose overhand knot. Insert the long piece of ribbon into the knot, then pull the knot tight.
Tie the long ribbon around the neck of the ornament, with the loop in the back. Make sure you tie the ribbon TIGHTLY.
Insert the loop of ribbon through the loop in the ornament. This ribbon will be what you hang the ornament by, and will be much more secure than the metal loop.
If you want, use a paint pen to write a name or message on the ornament.

Drip Painted Homemade Christmas Ornaments

Materials:  Acrylic bauble ornaments, FolkArt Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint, Sparkle Mod Podge, Mod Podge Spouncers

Put the ornament onto a little cup to hold it off the table and keep it steady and then pour the paint down from the top of the ornament.  You may need to help ease it down the ornament with a wooden pick or back of a spoon.
Let overnight to dry. The paint will continue to slowly edge down the ornament, so make sure you protect the surface under the ornament.  You may need to put newspaper under the cup for the paint to be captured on it.
After it has dried you will need to spread a layer of sparkle Mod Podge over the whole ornament. There is also a glitter version of the Mod Podge.

Swirled Paint Glass Ball Ornaments

Materials:  Glass globe ornaments, Paint, plastic cup, black paint pen

Take the top off of the glass ornament.
Squeeze in some paint.  Metallic paints work nicely for this.)
Swirl the ornament like a wine glass.
Dry the ornament upside down (we used upside down plastic cups with a hole cut in the bottom).
Add the child’s name and date using a paint pen.

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