Thursday, July 11, 2013

Throwback Thursday

Hey friends! I'm back with another Christmas in July post and am linking up with Cara Carroll's "Throwback Thursday." 
This post is all about Christmas ornaments. I TRY to make an ornament per day in December and work to incorporate the activity into whatever lesson I have planned. Before I highlight my oldie, but goodie...I wanted to share with you a few ornaments that I made this year that weren't included in my previous post. 
The ornaments to your left, I picked up at Michael's on clearance last year! I had a parent stamp my students' fingerprints and when they were dry...I went in and added detail with a sharpie. On the right, who doesn't love the classic popsicle reindeer ornament? So simple and so sweet. 

Now, onward to the old post. I'm embarrassed and how pitiful my clip art and font choice was. ha Don't judge me. Most of the ornaments included, I am still making with my students, give or take a few. I try to keep the ornaments relatively simple because that's such a hectic time! I hope you enjoy and can take away a few ideas. 

***********Originally posted on July 17, 2011*********************
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. 


Aynsley said...

This is my first time visting your cute!! Your fingerprint ornaments are darling!! Thank you so much for sharing! Happy Thursday!

Unknown said...

I have done the cinnamon,applesauce ornaments. I love the smell. I will never forget the time that my Vice Principal popped in,took one and proceeded to eat it! Quite funny! :)
Great ideas. Love the thumbprint ones..I will have to be on the lookout for a similar ornament this year.

Whimsy Workshop Teaching said...

My favorite are the popsicle stick snowmen - so simple and great faces! Even after twenty years I still never feel like I have enough ornament ideas - thank you!
Whimsy Workshop