I stumbled across this post I wrote back in 2012. Wow! 4 years ago!!! This is a really fun and sweet Christmas craft I have done with my kiddos each year during the Holiday season. I love this craft because it is pretty easy and relatively mess free (unless your break one!). It also serves as a great reminder of that year for your students (and parents) to hang onto. I have also made one for myself each year and they hang on my classroom tree. The only thing I wish I would have done differently is write each of my students name’s on the ornament as a keepsake.
- Glass Ornament Balls
- Tempera Paint (various colors, for the inside of the ornament)
- Paint Pens (black and red for then student’s name, antlers, and reindeer nose)
- Craft Paint (brown, for reindeer)
So read on to see my steps for creating these adorable ornament crafts!
December 31, 2012:
I love Christmas time!!! It is my favorite time of the year. I love all the decorations and the feeling that is in the air around Christmas time! I had to decorate my room so that it felt like Christmas in there! It wasn’t too much, but it was cozy!
I also had my Christmas scented Scentsy on so that it smelt like Christmas too!
For my kiddos, I wanted to do something for them for the Holidays. I knew I didn’t want to give candy or something random that would have no value. So I came up with a fun ornament craft we did on the last day before break.
I bought some clear ornaments from Hobby Lobby and had some leftover paint from previous crafts. The kids got to pick 2 paint colors and I squirted them in their ornament. They swirled their ornaments around till the paint covered the whole ornament. Then I painted their thumb with brown paint and stuck it on one side of the ornament. I added a nose and antlers, using paint pens, to make a reindeer head! On the back I wrote their name and the school year.
Here is our finished product!
They loved it!!! I was very proud of them. I walked around the school during my conference time showing our ornaments off to everyone! My only complaint is that the excess paint in there didn’t dry easily. In fact, I dropped one of my examples and blue paint splattered everywhere. I’ll have to come up with a way to fix that for next year.
I hope my kids and their parents enjoyed these beauts as much as I did! 🙂
There it is! Pretty simple! I hope you give this craft a try with your kiddos- they will love it!
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Until next time,