Best Christmas Decorations Made by School Children
When the holidays roll around, making Christmas decorations is an ideal arts and crafts project for school children. It's a fun way to encourage their creativity, and the results can sometimes rival ornaments you get in Christmas tree shops. The really terrific thing about kids hand-crafting Christmas decorations is that the supplies are easy to find, and you may already have most of what you need for an afternoon of ornament making at home.
Some of the cutest Christmas decorations are green--not like your tree, but because they make use of items that would normally be thrown away. Today's Parent offers up a perfect example with their snowmen ornaments made from bottle caps. Three pop bottle lids are glued in a row along a piece of string that is looped at the top to form a hanger. Then kids dot on the bits of "coal" for the eyes, mouth, and buttons using a fine-tipped black marker, and create the "carrot" nose with an orange one.
Better Homes and Gardens instructs kids to paint holiday-shaped cookie cutters and then sprinkle them with glitter. After the ornaments have dried, show your kids how to tie gauzy ribbon to the tops for a finishing touch that doubles as a hanger.
Even the toy-chest can be a source for Christmas decoration supplies. Parents suggests stacking interlocking blocks to create colorful "gift boxes." Kids can tie them up in festive ribbon, then "unwrap" them after the holidays to have their toys back.
Any of these ornament ideas would look wonderful on the family tree, whether you favor real or fake Christmas trees. If you like the idea of an artificial tree that looks real, TreeTime has the best of both worlds. They have a large selection of fake trees of various types and in a variety of sizes. Christmas decorating starts with TreeTime.