Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Crafting Christmas Ornaments with the Kids!

Hello!  Susie on the blog today and I have a couple of quick and easy Christmas ornaments to share with you today!

Our theme this month is 3D Holiday Ornaments - with *SPARKLE*!
One of our family traditions over the years has been to make Christmas ornaments with the kids.  They need to be fast and easy, but also allow for individual creative input.  Head on over to the local craft store and pick up a couple of those inexpensive plastic ornaments - the ones that pull apart so you can fill them - and pull out your winter themed stamps!

Time to play...


Supplies:
Child Riding a Sled Winter Line Art Rubber Stamp
Two Children Riding a Sled Winter Fun Rubber Stamp
Plastic Ornaments
Acetate Sheet
Archival ink, black
Stamping platform
Sharpie Markers
Spray adhesive
Silver Glitter
Faux snow
Washi tape


Directions:

  • Stamp on acetate with permanent black ink.  I recommend using a stamping platform for this as it minimizes the possibility of smears.




  • After the ink dries, color on the back side of the design with permanent ink markers. (I used Sharpies - they come in so many colors now!)




  • When you are finished cut the acetate to fit inside the ornament. (They usually come with a template just for this purpose!) 





  • Place your stamped image inside the ornament and seal it up with some sparkly faux snow!



And here it is on the tree!


Using the same basic idea I created a slightly different style ornament.


  •  Stamp image on acetate with permanent black ink, color and cut to size.




  • Protect the edges of the back side of the ornament with tape.




  • Spray the inside of the back half of the ornament with adhesive and then quickly add glitter. Tap out the excess and wait for it to dry.  (It just takes a few minutes!)




  • Remove the protective tape, add the stamped image and the sparkly faux snow before sealing it up.



It adds all kinds of sparkle and shine to your tree!


These are easy enough to be made with kids of all ages, although it is always a good idea to supervise the young ones when glitter is involved! The best part is that when they are done, you can use the Sharpie markers to personalize the outside of the plastic ornaments with the date and name of your young artist! You can add a new design every year!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play today!
Susie

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3 comments:

  1. This are so sparkly and delightful! Thanks for sharing just how you made them Susie!

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    1. Merry Christmas Julia! Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a comment!

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  2. So very festive and love the sparkly and vintage feel!

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