A couple of weeks ago I was asked to speak at a local MOPS meeting to offer ideas on holiday crafts parents can do with their preschoolers (and to go over the basics of starting a blog). This was one of my craft suggestions:
- Clear ornament (available at craft stores)
Print a favorite photograph and cut it out using patterned edge scissors (I cut mine into a circle).
Sprinkle some glitter inside the ornament, it will naturally stick a little to the sides, but will move around if shaken.
Roll the photograph and carefully insert it through the top of the ornament. Use a brush or pencil to open up the photograph once inside the ornament. If you cut the photo to just a little smaller than the size of the ornament it will be less likely to move around, if you print a smaller photo brush a little glue to the inside of the back of the ornament and press the photograph onto it until it sets.
If too much glitter appears on the inside of the ornament in front of the photograph take a dry paint brush and gently brush it away.
Re-attach the top of the ornament and tie on a ribbon for hanging.
Make a series of these from your babies first Christmas. Add a new one each year and attach them to a rope to hang in your home during the holidays as a garland.
Alternatively take a family photograph each year and start a collection of family photograph ornaments to carry on throughout the coming years.
The other craft projects I suggested:
Each of the parents at the meeting went home with a bag of supplies to create the Reindeer Candy Cane, Pasta Wreath and Glitter Glue/Photo Ornament.