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Pipecleaner and Beads Christmas Tree Ornament

December 18, 2014

Little Sis loves playing with pipe cleaners and beads; just last week Big Brother and Little Sis kept themselves occupied by stringing beaded garland.... all on their own initiative.  That kept them busy over the course of several days.  

I decided to bring out the pipe cleaners and beads again for Little Sis; this time we made Pipe Cleaner Trees and added beads as ornaments! 
Thought I'd do a little mini series on the blog and today is Day 4 of 5 Simple Christmas Ornaments for Kids! Along with doing the basics, reading and crafting Christmas Around the World, I have been setting up simple invitations to create ornaments for my kiddos.  They love crafting, so we have been busy!

To make your own Pipe Cleaner and Beads Christmas Tree Ornament, you'll need:
pipe cleaners
beads
string
scissors

Today's ornament is very simple to make, although it may be a bit tricky for little hands to put together so assist as needed.  First I took two pipe cleaners and cut them various lengths, with the longest one being the Christmas tree "trunk."  To add in some sneaky learning, have your little one sort the pipe cleaners shortest to longest!  Starting with the longest lay it horizontally under the tree "trunk" and bend the "branch" over.  Does that make sense?  
Next have your little one thread beads onto the pipe cleaners.... 
When your little one is all done decorating his/her tree, add some string and it is ready to be hung up on the tree.
Hope you enjoyed this festive mini series on the blog!  If you are just joining us, take some time to see the other Simple Ornaments Kids Can Make!
Yarn Wrapped Present
Pipe Cleaner and Beads Christmas Tree
 
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Yarn Wrapped Present Ornament

December 17, 2014

You may already know, but we enjoy yarn wrapped crafts around here.  We have made yarn wrapped rainbows, yarn wrapped tulips, and today we went a little festive and made Yarn Wrapped Presents.

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Thought I'd do a little mini series on the blog and today is Day 4 of 5 Simple Christmas Ornaments for Kids! Along with doing the basics, reading and crafting Christmas Around the World, I have been setting up simple invitations to create ornaments for my kiddos.  They love crafting, so we have been busy!

To make some Yarn Wrapped Presents for your Christmas tree, you'll need:
ribbon
miniature bows

To begin, you will want to make a square with the popscicle sticks and glue the sticks together with your glue gun.
Pick out your yarn "wrapping paper" and begin wrapping it every which way over your square.....
When your wrapping is complete, cut two pieces of ribbon that will be laid horizontally and vertically.  Glue the ribbon together in the back.  Next add your miniature bow and some string to hand it on the tree!
Merry Christmas! 
Looking for more Simple Ornaments the Kids Can Make? Check out the other ornaments we have shared in this festive mini series:
Yarn Wrapped Present Ornament

 
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Tissue Paper Initial Ornament

December 16, 2014

Thought I'd do a little mini series on the blog and today is Day 3 of 5 Simple Christmas Ornaments for Kids! Along with doing the basics, reading and crafting Christmas Around the World, I have been setting up simple invitations to create ornaments for my kiddos.  They love crafting, so we have been busy!
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Today's Tissue Paper Initial Ornament takes just a few minutes to set up and complete.  You'll need a small wooden or cork letter that begins with your child's name, glue, and tissue paper squares.
I already had a bunch of cut up tissue paper, so we just dove into our activity right away.  Simply squeeze glue onto the initial and then scrunch up a tissue paper square into a ball and stick it onto the glue.

Continue until the letter is covered and then let it dry!
Add some string and add it to your tree.
I didn't get a photo of Little Sis's Initial Ornament; she took it up to her tree before I could get a chance!  Otherwise, you would have seen a picture of "T" "A" "Z"!

Just for fun what are your children's initials??

Take a second to check out our other ornaments we have shared for this festive mini series:
Tissue Paper Ornament

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Glitter Bird Ornament

December 15, 2014

Thought I'd do a little mini series on the blog and today is Day 2 of 5 Simple Christmas Ornaments for Kids! Along with doing the basics, reading and crafting Christmas Around the World, I have been setting up simple invitations to create ornaments for my kiddos.  They love crafting, so we have been busy!

Today's simple Christmas ornament involves GLITTER!
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Whether glitter is something you love or hate, these glitter birds are too cute!

To make your own, you'll need:
a bottle or two of glitter
glue
paint brush
googly eyes
feathers
hot glue gun
clothespins
blank CD's or cardboard cut in circles
orange cardstock (for the beaks)

Grab your blank CD or cardboard circle and cover it with glue.  I had my kiddos squirt glue on the CD and then use a brush to spread it around.  On a paper plate pour out some glitter and then press the glue covered CD into the glitter.

Big Brother chose to mix red and blue glitter together and Little Sis used a bottle of pink glitter provided to us by CraftProjectIdeas.com.
We were a bit impatient to let it dry so we proceeded to glue on our googly eyes and orange cardstock beaks.

We then added some feathers to the middle of the CD and to the back for tail feathers with our glue gun.  We had to do this part twice because our glitter wasn't set, so when we glued our feathers on the glue came off... but we put hot glue on the CD and our feathers stuck.  I am guessing it was because we didn't let our white glue dry all the way....

Finally we used our glue gun to attach a clothespin to the back of our CD; now it's ready to be attached to a tree branch!
Check out the other ornaments we have made for this fun, festive series:
Glitter Bird Ornament

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Miniature Bow Wreath Ornament

December 14, 2014

Big Brother and Little Sis both love crafting, so making ornaments this Christmas season is a must do!

Thought I'd do a little mini series on the blog and today is Day 1 of 5 Simple Christmas Ornaments for Kids! Along with doing the basics, reading and crafting Christmas Around the World, I have been setting up simple inviations to create ornaments, for my kiddos.  They love crafting, so we have been busy!
I picked up a few packs of miniature bows from the Dollar Store during my last trip.  I didn't have anything at the time planned for them, but that soon changed.  Using some cardstock, the bows, and a glue stick, both kiddos made a cute simple ornament to hang on the tree.

To make your own, you'll need:
miniature bows
cardstock
glue
scissors
The activity took just a few minutes to prep; I cut out a wreath shape from our cardstock and had the kiddos glue the bows onto the wreath.  Once they were done, I tied some yarn around the wreath to hang it on our tree.  In literally just a few minutes we had two new ornaments to add to our Christmas tree!

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