On Sunday's post, For Unto Us A Child Is Born, I mentioned that the den tree is our family themed tree with many sentimental ornaments we've collected and made over the years. My favorites are those made by the children when they were young. We would decide on a project and head to the craft store for the supplies to complete it and once back home we would all gather around the kitchen table and get busy creating! These are a few of my favorites...
I've always thought this was a sweet craft idea. Our daughter made this when she was in pre-school. The angel's face is her thumb print, I just love it!
These angel ornaments were made from painting noodles of different shapes and sizes. Noodles were used for the body, wings, hands and hair. The angels face was a round wooden ball purchased from Michael's. Once the paint was dry the different noodles were glued together and the angels face was drawn. Then we added some glue to the angel's wings and sprinkled on the glitter, lots of glitter!
These clear glass ball ornaments were also purchased from Michael's. Removing the top of the ornament, we would insert gold and iridescent filler and then added different designs to the outside of the ornament with glitter paint. Prior to starting, we inserted pencils into styrofoam so we could place the ornament on a pencil until it dried...leaving plenty of room between each of the ornaments so they wouldn't rub against each other. It is hard to see in the picture, but once the paint was dry, we also glued little pearls to the top of the ornament just beneath the gold topper and then glued gold ribbon on to the sides of the ornament.
These glass ornaments were drizzled with different colored paint and glitter glue all around the inside. Removing the top of the ornament and holding the ornament at an angle we inserted the tip of the paint/glue glitter and drizzled it down the inside of the ornament. Once the color had run down the side, we chose another color and continued the process by rotating the ornament for each color. The kids really enjoyed making these, so did I!
(Tip: Just a tad of paint for each section, so the colors don't run together :)