We thought long and hard about what book we would choose as part of the 10 Days of Kid-Made Christmas Ornaments blog hop. We decided to choose one of our favorite authors, Margaret Wise Brown. We love and own a few of her books like Big Red Barn but this time we choose Christmas in the Barn. I have partnered with a wonderful group of Kid Bloggers to bring you ten incredible days of easy to make ornaments. All links within this post are affiliates or point you to some other posts of great interest.
Jute or Natural Fiber Twine
Glue gun and glue sticks
White fabric, cloth, or felt
Stuffing, batting, or cotton balls
Step 1) First you will want to gather all of your supplies. You might want to use a tray or bucket to keep all of your supplies in one place for easier assembly. Plug in your glue gun in a safe place away from younger children.
Step 2) Cut your twine 6″-8″. Then fold in half and thread into wooden bead. Make sure that your twine creates a loop. This will be how you will hang your ornament once finsihed. Tie a knot in the twine to secure the wooden bead in place.
Step 3) Grab a small handful of stuffing for the main body. Roll it into the shape you want for the body.
Step 4) Use the hot glue to secure the batting to the twine.
Step 5) Cut or tear a piece of cloth as the “swaddling clothes”. Carefully wrap the cloth around the batting securing it with a hot glue gun.
Step 6) Use a craft stick as you need to hold the cloth in place so you do not burn your fingers.
Step 7) Secure the bottom of the cloth by placing a small dot of hot glue and folding the cloth in using a craft stick. Press and hold in place for 5-10 seconds allowing the glue to set up.
We left our faces plain but my daughter suggested adding dots for eyes. She then proceeded to create a manger with regular sized craft sticks. I love both Baby Jesus ornaments and we will make enough for her brother to have when they grow up. I will then present each child with their own box of homemade ornaments for their first tree!
Be sure to stop by all of the incredible blog posts over the next 10 days and check out over 70 more KID MADE Ornament ideas. For a complete listing check out Mama Miss:
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Jen aka The Mad House says
These are ace and something that I know my boys would love to make. They will be wonderful to look back on in years to come.
Something Crunchy Mummy says
How great do these look. Thanks for linking up to #justanotherlinky xx
creatively living says
Very cute, I love kids crafts.
Thanks for sharing on Monday Funday!
Holly @ Creatively Living