Last Minute Christmas Ornaments to Make With Your Kids

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Years ago when my oldest son was a little guy we made a whole tree full of Christmas ornaments.  They have withstood the test of time and still adorn a tree in our home.  The two I will be talking about today are the easiest to make and can probably be made with items you have on hand.  The heart shaped popcorn ornament {it is a heart…over the years, the ornament has curled somewhat-okay a lot} was a fun ornament to make.

Items needed:  Popcorn without butter-preferably air popped, heavy cardboard, school glue, spray paint if desired {this can also be left natural}, and ribbon or a hook.  Trace or free hand draw a simple, larger shape on to your cardboard.  Stars, hearts, circles, snowmen, all of these shapes work well.  Punch a hole in the top of the ornament.  Use some school glue to glue the popped popcorn onto the cardboard.  When dry either add ribbon or a hook and you are done.  You can also spray paint the popcorn ornament, allow it dry and then add your hanger.  Before adding the popcorn I had my son write his name and the year on the back.

The sled ornament is made from popsicle sticks, glue, markers/paint/crayons, and ribbon.  Line up six popsicle sticks side by side, glue two sticks {one up and one down} on top of the six sticks.  This is what holds the sled together.  Once dry, have your child paint or color the sled.  When completely decorated add a ribbon.

Have a wonderful day!

kid crafty hugs, mb

i am blissfully domestic pie

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  1. This is really such a good idea! I used to love making ornaments as a kid, and now that we’re all grown, it’s sad to see that my aunt has set aside our homemade things to make a more “stylish” tree. I can’t wait for a tree full of paper crafts and hand painted ornaments made out of popcorn and Popsicle sticks.

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