There is a real air of excitement around this coming Christmas Day. Possum will have turned 2 years old and its already becoming very clear to us that she is quickly working out what all the fuss is about.
She loved helping her daddy bring our Christmas tree to life (yes, it’s fake) and rustled through a few of the decorations that I’d purchased a few years ago. Both my husband and I felt the tree looked ‘bare’ and so I went about thinking up how to make new ornaments.
You will need
- Clean and dried milk containers
- glitter glue
- paper plate
- sticky tape
I love to recycle, it’s so important for the environment and it’s a good way of reducing what ends up in our garbage dumps. So to help do my bit I started to cut out shapes from the plastic milk containers we seem to have so many of. 😉
I set Possum up to begin painting with the brightly coloured glitter glue.
The paper plate was perfect for containing any ‘mess’.
Next came the opportunity to stick some sequins to the coloured glitter glue.
This was Possum’s first experience with using sequins and she loved it!
After a few moments the decorating was complete.
How simply adorable and made by a (nearly) 2 year old!!!!!
Of course it’s hard to just stop at one ornament and so we did many.
This activity proved to be great for Possum’s fine motor skills. The sequins were quite hard to pick up.
Of course with each ornament we made, Possum became more and more experimental.
Here she is sprinkling the sequins from up high just to see where they land.
I did my best to use as much rich language as possible to describe what was happening.
I imagine these decorations will (hopefully) be around for a few Christmas seasons at least so adding the date on the back is a lovely touch. If you have more than one child you might consider adding their name!
We allowed the decorations to dry completely before attaching the string for hanging. I initially thought it would be a good idea to use a hole punch but I found using sticky tape work really well and look better when hung on the tree.
To make the loop that will allow the ornament to hang, simply use string or a piece of ribbon, loop it and fasten the ends on the back of the ornament using sticky tape. EASY!
And there you have it, simply made Christmas ornaments that even your toddler can make!
Do you have any special ornaments hanging on your tree?
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