Christmas ornaments!! I know we all have memories of making ornaments as kids at Christmastime. I loved making ornaments when I was little. After all these years, there are certain handmade ornaments from my childhood that my mom still hangs on the tree. In fact, many families have a secondary tree dedicated to sentimental, handmade ornaments. What a great tradition!
Even more than great tradition, what great memories kids can have making ornaments. Don’t worry if you aren’t crafty—they don’t have to be hard to make! I am going to show you an easy ornament to make with only a few supplies. It’s the snowflake twirl. My inspiration came from this ornament pinned on our Lifeway Kids Pinterest Board.
I think I’ll deviate from this ornament a bit. Let’s see what happens…
Supplies Needed: Ribbon, construction paper, glue, beads, and a pencil.
First – Cut your construction paper into thin, long strips. I like colors, so I selected a variety of them.
Second – Use the pencil to curl each strip.
Third – Glue the curled strips one at a time by stacking one on the other at the tip.
Fourth – Glue the beads in the center. (I chose beads, but you may use sequins or glitter.)
Fifth – Attach the ribbon. I simply looped mine and taped it on the back.
Sixth – Hang your snowflake twirl!
See—it’s easy, and I allowed myself to get a little creative! Tell us your Christmas ornament ideas, traditions and memories!