Sunday, July 17, 2011

Christmas crafts!

Ho, Ho, Ho....Merry Christmas! In the spirit of the season, I thought I would share some ornament ideas I've made in the past with my kinders. Each year, I purchase gift bags and do Santa hand prints on the front. As we make an ornament, we place them in the bag and before school dismisses for the holidays, I add tissue!  My students take this home and present it to parents as their Christmas gift. It's always a HUGE hit. 
Here are some of the ornaments we place inside.  They vary from year to year depending on snow days and what kits I can find on clearance at craft stores. 

There is no rhyme or reason to my applesauce & cinnamon ornament or my shredded wheat & Elmer's glue ornament recipes. I just keep adding and mixing until I get to the consistency I want.  Please note: both ornaments take days to dry so I recommend doing these at the beginning of December.  Also, I would wear rubber gloves and have your kinders, too!  Happy crafting. ~Miss E


Tara said...

These are all so cute! Gonna have to "pin them":) Thanks for sharing...The handprint Santa is adorable!!!

4th Grade Frolics

Ms. Lopez said...

I love making the Santa handprint! Your ornaments are very cute. You should link up to Teaching Blog Addict's Xmas craft linky party.
Coloring Outside The Lines

Erin Eberhart said...

Thanks for the comments and suggestion! I just linked up! :)
Miss Eberhart

Amazing Bats! Treasure Hunt said...

hi thanks for sharing these crafts i like your idea...Scavenger Hunt

Mrs. Magee said...

I love the idea of making a bunch of ornaments and then putting them in a gift bag! I am so doing this! Thanks for linking up with TBA's Christmas Craft Linky Party! :)