We had so much fun doing my son’s preschool’s “family homework” last week! They sent home a large green sheet of paper and asked each family to create a Christmas tree to be displayed at the school. When we were talking about what our family should do the kids were adamant that we each make our own mini-ornament to put on the tree–which I thought was a great idea!
At first we were going to try and glue string bead necklaces (we have tons that we get at a local restaurant) onto the tree for lights, but they were too heavy so we did fingerprint lights instead. Making fingerprint lights was all the rage in preschools a couple years ago, but if you’re not familiar with it you draw the string with a marker and then have the kids use stamp pads to stamp the light bulbs on the string.
I made a mini angel ornament just the same way we made our Christmas Angel Ornaments, just without all the glitter!
My son made a Christmas stocking ornament. He cut a stocking shape out of sparkly red felt and glued mini-poms to the top of it. He couldn’t fit a name on the stocking so he used a paint pen to write our initial. If you wanted to make a larger version of this to tie on the tree just hot glue a looped ribbon to the back of it.
My husband came up with the ingenious idea of making a wreath ornament out of a washer! He painted the washer with acrylic paint and then dotted red berries onto it with a tiny paint brush. We have plans to make even more of these for the kids trees.
My first grader made a mini-version of one of her very favorite ornament crafts, pipe cleaner candy canes! All she did was twist 2 pipe cleaners together and bend into shape. Easy peasy.
My almost 3 year old made an ornament out of a water bottle cap. She used markers to decorate the cap and then I hot glued a pipe cleaner hook to the top of it.
We had so much fun crafting this Christmas tree together as a family! What projects has your family done together lately?
Trisha @ Inspiration Laboratories says
Adorable. Do you get this back? If not, you’ll have to make another one as a keepsake. 🙂
Megan Sheakoski says
We do! I should take pics of all of the family trees lining the hallways of the preschool–so adorable!
Jackie Higgins says
I love the fingerprint lights. I guess since I didn’t have a preschooler until this year I had missed the fad. 😉 Great ornaments too.
Megan Sheakoski says
You cracked me up! They are cute aren’t they? You can start the trend at your school! It looks really cute when you do it on white card stock. 🙂