We’ve had quite a few snow days already this year… And when you’re snowed in, crafting is a great activity to keep kids occupied! (Better they do something constructive than destructive….)
This last snow day I pulled out the red and green craft sticks I bought a month or so ago at the dollar store. I had no idea what I was going to do with them at the time, but for a buck for 50 large craft sticks, I had to get them.
I hot glued several sets of green and red triangles together. Then I gathered up a variety of craft items: glitter, sequins, foam stickers, ribbon, Christmas stickers, etc.
I also grabbed some cotton balls. I thought the red triangles would make cute Santa hats!
The kids spent the next 45 minutes getting creative with the craft supplies. I tried not to give any input into what they were doing — I wanted their ornaments to be uniquely their own!
The 6 year-old had a blast shaking on glitter, over and over again. (I have them shake it over a piece of paper so I can shake it back into the container at the end. In this case, there wasn’t much left at the end of our crafting!)
She also used some of the sparkly sequins (Anything that sparkles is a hit!) and some Christmas stickers to decorate her “trees.” Since she had seen my idea of Santa’s hat, she made one of those, too.
I love adding kid-made ornaments to our tree! I jotted their names and the year on the backs — these are definitely something I will pull out years from now and cherish!
Looking for other ornament ideas?