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DIY Kid Christmas Ornaments
If you are looking for ways to keep your child amused over the holidays, try one of these kid-friendly DIY ornament projects! The kids will have great fun making them, and you could also give them out as gifts to teachers and grandparents.
My favorite idea is to use their handprint to make cute snowman ornaments. Not only is it adorable, but it will be a lovely way to remember how small their hand once was when they were older. You could start a new tradition and do this every year and have a whole collection of hand-print ornaments through the years.
Santa Claus Ornament
This would make a wonderful gift to give to grandparents. Use your child's hand to create a cute, unique Santa Claus ornament. Simply paint the bottom half of the hand and thumb red for the hat. Leave a small space for the face. Paint four fingers white to create a beard. Embellish!
This adorable snowman ornament is made using your child's handprint.
- White acrylic craft paint
- Sponge brush
- Clear bauble
- Sharpie marker
- Mod podge
- Begin by painting each of your child's hand white, then place the ornament in the palm of their hand.
- Have them hold it like a ball for one second, then open their hand back up.
- Once the paint is dry, add your snowman details, such as hats and scarves. You can draw these on with a sharpie.
- Fill in with mod podge and shake the different colored glitter on each to make a sparkly ornament.
- Write the name and year on the bottom and add a ribbon to hang.
Start at the top of the tree with your pinky fingerprint and slowly work your way down using other fingerprints. You could even use your thumbprint more at the bottom to quickly added some fullness.
Salt Dough Ornaments
Make these adorable personalized Christmas ornaments with salt dough.
- Mix up 1/2 cup of flour,1/2 cup salt, and 1/4 cup water.
- Get your little ones' hands or feet and cut out the shape you want.
- Put them on a baking sheet and pop them into the oven for 3 1/2 hours on 200.
- Paint, spray with a clear sealer, and you're ready to go!