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!
This last snow day I pulled out the red and green craft sticks I bought a month or so ago. My daughter used a few to make a triangle, and inspired our next homemade Christmas ornament: craft stick ornaments.
Materials needed for craft stick ornaments:
- Craft Sticks
- Hot Glue
- Craft Glue
- Cotton Balls, Glitter, Sequins, Stickers, Ribbon, etc.
To create your own craft stick ornaments with the kids, first use hot glue to form triangles.
Then allow the kids to get creative!
A triangle made with red craft sticks can become a Santa hat with the addition of a few cotton balls.
Green craft sticks can become a Christmas tree with a few sequins and some glitter.
When we crafted, I tried not to give too much input into what they could create. I really wanted their ornaments to be uniquely their own — and they were!
The 4 year-old picked through all the craft supplies until he found some foam car stickers… He also got out the markers and drew our family on one ornament.
Be sure to write your child’s name and the date on the back of the ornaments they create. It’s fun to look back through them over the years.
Looking for other homemade ornaments the kids can make?