Wreath surgery the other day left me with a decent pile of spare, boring ornaments. What to do, what to do…
Oh. Yeah, we could do that!
To begin you need some plain ornaments and some acrylic craft paint. I had the kids come in one at a time for this part, and was very hands-on getting the thumbprints on the ornaments. (I just didn’t think I could take four kids with their hands in paint all at once.)
We made tall white thumbprints for snowmen, round brown thumbprints for reindeer, and green thumbprint triangles for Christmas trees.
Next: to decorate! We used a black paint pen (paint would also work, Sharpies might work), a glue gun, teeny tiny pompoms, yarn, and little scraps of orange foam to decorate our ornaments.
Use your imagination and what you have on hand! This ended up needing a LOT of help from me, but it wasn’t hard and the kids were SO proud to hang them on the tree.