Today is the last day of school for this crew and I’m already wondering how I’m going to fill the days with my two teenagers home and limiting the TV time! London and I made these cute ornaments with her cousins a few weeks ago and I thought they were worth sharing with all of you!
We love making ornaments every year. It’s a tradition that we actually started before London was born and have been able to keep it going. Here are our 2019 Christmas ornaments.
Here’s what you’ll need…
- Cereal or cracker box deconstructed
- Markers, crayons, paint for decorating
- Tissue paper- torn to little pieces
- Wax paper or white tissue paper.
- White Elmer’s Glue (or Modge Podge)
- Hole Punch
- Star PDF shown below
Here’s What You’ll Do…
First thing first, download the Star PDF. Cut out both stars and trace the larger star onto the outside of your box. Then place the smaller star on the inside of your big star.
Cut the outer edge of the big star, then poke a hole in the center of the star to cut out the inside edge of the smaller star. You should end up with a ‘frame’ for the star. Now it’s time to decorate! I let London pick a few different supplies to use, but the Ooly’s Chunkies Paint Sticks are always a favorite but crayons and markers work great too.
Once your star is decorated we can start working on your ‘stained glass’. Lay down a piece of wax paper which will act as your base. You will want to make a mixture of glue and water, you don’t need a ton of water, just enough to thin out the glue and make it easy to work with. Paint a thin layer of glue/water mixture on the paper, then add your smaller, torn tissue paper on top of it. After laying a few pieces down you can add another layer of glue to help the edges stick. Continue adding tissue paper until you are satisfied. Do a top coat of the glue/water mixture to seal the project.
Before the glue dries, place your star on top of the wet tissue paper. Press firmly to that it sticks, you may need to add some of the glue to the back side of the frame. Let the project dry and then you can cut the outside edge of the star. Punch a hole, thread some string and you have a Stained Glass Star Christmas Ornament!
I hope you all have a lovely winter break and enjoy the extra time with your loved ones during the holiday season! Do you have any special traditions that you and your kiddos do over break? Would love to hear from you.
Peace, Love & Joy