I want to share a fun Christmas ornament craft you can do with kids of any age!
Does your mailbox look anything like mine in December?
I think we get
9,642 7 catalogs a day!
And they are so beautiful, with their glossy pages, festive pictures, super cute vignettes that I
need to max my credit card out for knock my socks off, and gads and gads and GADS of toys!
My kids have been flipping through the pages for weeks, creating and re-creating their letters to Santa. I hate to just toss them into the recycling...but seriously after the 10th edition of the Pottery Barn Kids Christmas catalog, the pile gets a bit out of control.
So........what's a girl to do so many holiday catalogs....make Christmas ornaments of course!
Here's what you'll need:
-A stack of catalogs
-Glass ball ornaments
-Mod Podge (from any craft store)
I have no chance of doing crafts by myself with two 3-year old girls in the house at all times...plus a 6 year old that will be quite disappointed to see he missed anything when he was at school.
So this craft is especially designed for kids.
And my kids spent over 2 hours working happily on it!
I handed the kids a plethora of funky scissors (the kind that make curved/jagged/crazy cuts) and a stack of their favorite catalogs.
Then they cut cut cut...anything and everything out that they loved: Star Wars galore, baby dolls, ballerinas, Santas, snowmen, anything pink, stars, presents, cupcakes, Legos, tutus.
They would have cut for 2 hours had I let them!
Stick all of your little cut-outs in a collage around the ball and then paint a thick layer of Mod Podge on top of the paper to get it to lay as flat as possible (small pictures work better...the huge cut-out of the Millennium Falcon was tough).
While the Mod Podge is still wet, sprinkle with glitter and hang to dry.
Before they dry, they look really goopy and white. My kids were all so bummed they covered it all with glue and were worried their images were hidden forever. But never fear, the Mod Podge dries clear! And the glitter isn't showing up too well in the pics, sorry!
My kids had a blast making them and were so excited to hang them on our tree. They aren't necessarily the prettiest ornaments, but to the kids they are beautiful...and isn't that what really matters?