Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Handmade Christmas Ornament Kids Craft-- With Free Template!

I'm popping in with a fun, quick Christmas craft for your little ones! I'll be back later this week to show you how to make a 'grown up' version of this ornament-- so keep your eyes peeled!

If you've been following this blog for a while, you'll know that this is only our second year with a Christmas tree. After the tree toppling incident of last year I've totally sworn off glass ornaments. Instead, we've been using our snowed-in days to craft up a bunch of handmade, unbreakable ornaments for our tree.

To make your own (or have your kids make one!)-- grab a copy of the Classic Felt Ornament template from my fb page by using this link. (You'll have to be a MIH fan)

Cut the ornament out of felt using the template. You can also use construction paper for a completely no-sew project. Hand over the glue and glitter and have your kids go to town! They can decorate both sides of the for a doublesided ornament. 
 My son took his job very, very, very seriously.
Then, using the 'ornament top' portion of the template, cut out two rectangles in a contrasting color of felt or paper. Place the rectangles on either side of the tab on top of the ornament. Sandwich a piece of yarn, ribbon or string between the two rectangles.
 Then, sew or glue the ornament tops and ribbon to the main part of the ornament.
 And you are done! Here's the ornament my husband and son worked on... notice how the car is underneath the road? Stay safe on those icy roads, people!!!

All that's left to do is hang and enjoy. I know these aren't the most beautiful ornaments out there-- but they are the first handmade ones my kids have done, and I just love them to pieces. We had so much fun making them and will have wonderful memories of a snowed in afternoon. I hope you all download the template, and get crafting this week as well!