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 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?