holiday ornaments diy project


This is a fun family activity. Have your kids make their own holiday ornaments. Great to do on snow days and keep the kids entertained. - eattravellife.com

My daughter recently came home from a birthday party where they made ornaments.  I want to make them at home too mom.  We have bought our own holiday ornaments every each for the kids, but they now like to make them.  Check out how you too can make them with your kids too. This is a supervised event for sure.

These decorations go on the inside of the ornament.

What you’ll need:
garbage bags (to cover the table)
ornaments (unbreakable if you can find them)
acrylic paint colors (whatever you have on hand works)
paint brushes
fluffy snow decoration stuff
glitter
glue gun
straws
funnels (small enough to get into the ornament
small paper plates

This is a fun family activity. Have your kids make their own holiday ornaments. Great to do on snow days and keep the kids entertained. - eattravellife.com

preparing the holiday ornaments

Place the garbage bags over the table.  Cut them if needed.  This will protect your table and make for easy clean up.

Take the ornaments out of the box and remove the hangers from the ornament.

Open the glitter and remove the tops and open the bag of fluffy snow.

You will want to cut a little piece out of the straw so you can scoop the glitter and fluff into the ornament.  This will be a slow, but effective process if you do not have a funnel.

making the holiday ornaments

There are a many ways they can decorate them.  You can let them do what they want, or consider these suggestions.

ornament suggestions

  1.  Take a ornament and add a little snow fluff  and add a few drops of paint color on the fluff on a paper plate.  Mix with the paint brush and allow to dry.  You can then layer the snow in the ornament.  Use the straw and filter to push the fluff into the Christmas bulb.
  2. Put a jingle bell and some glitter or snow fluff in an ornament.
  3. Place a few drops of paint on the inside of the ornament and allow to go down to the bottom. Turn upside down and allow to dry.  Repeat as desired.  Add glitter/fluff and jungle bell into the ornament.

For some reason the kids enjoyed putting loads of glitter and then paint into the ornaments and shaking.  This made globs of paint inside the ornament and glittery paint. Not wrong, but I let the kids do what they wanted.

This is a fun family activity. Have your kids make their own holiday ornaments. Great to do on snow days and keep the kids entertained. - eattravellife.com

Tips:

  • use the glue gun to adhere the top back on (and seal) the top.  I found that when the kids go to shaking the ornaments with the top on, it was snowing glitter.
  • have everything prepped and ready for the kids to do the ornaments
  • once the ornaments are dry, seal them with the glue gun
  • you do not need to add the snow fluff if you have paint covering the entire inside of the ornament.
  • you may want to consider removing the excess glitter before gluing the ornament closed.
  • use the funnel and the straw to push the glitter and snow fluff into the ornament (less mess)

This is a fun family activity. Have your kids make their own holiday ornaments. Great to do on snow days and keep the kids entertained. - eattravellife.com

This is a fun family activity. Have your kids make their own holiday ornaments. Great craft to do on snow days.

 


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5 Comments

  1. Love this! I still have ornaments a friend and I made almost 20 years ago – every time I hang them on the tree I have sweet memories

  2. Those are so pretty! My nieces and my granddaughter would love making their own ornaments. Well so would I. This is a fun family project to do. Thank you for sharing ☺
    Merry Christmas to you & your family ????????????

  3. How fun! My nieces and nephew are going to be here this weekend, I might just have to do this with them! Thanks for sharing

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