Friday, December 6, 2013

Cardboard and Art Christmas Tree Ornaments (20 Days of a Kid-Made Christmas: Ornaments)

A couple days ago I shared our Yarn Christmas Tree Cards that we made out of re-purposing “free paintings” and today I wanted to share with you how we made simple Tree Ornaments with the same batch of art! I received a star ornament a few years ago from a neighbor that was made from removing the top layer of corrugated cardboard and I love it! We have since made several projects with same technique for cardboard – I just think it looks so cool. This tree ornament was inspired by that star!
Enjoy this single stem idea of
Cardboard and Art Christmas Tree Ornaments
for Sprouts ages 2-5!

for printable directions

Gather "free paintings" and the rest of the supplies:
Hole punch
Yellow paper

1. Cut triangles from corrugated cardboard.
2. Remove the top layer from the cardboard which will expose the ridges.
We used a pencil and pushed it next to the ridges.
*If you are making more than one of these it is best to
remove the top layer of cardboard from a big piece before cutting the triangles.

3. Wet the cardboard with a sponge or washcloth,
which will make the little funkiness
around the ridges lay down.

4. Put the triangles on top of the “free paintings”
and cut a triangle out of the paintings the same size.

5. Trim a quarter inch around all three sides of the “free painting” triangle.

6. Glue the painting triangle to the cardboard triangle.

7. Punch a hole in the top.

8. Cut a star and glue that to the top.

9. Add a ribbon in the hole and tie.

Write a little note on the back and give this
fun homemade ornament to a teacher, neighbor or friend!

Roly Poly is giving these to all the kids in his preschool class this year!

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Happy Crafting
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