We spent the two days of school during Thanksgiving week doing our annual Christmas Craft days. Our students rotate through all four kindergarten classes and make an ornament in each classroom. By the end of the two days, each student had a total of 8 ornaments. With the creation of Pinterest, the four of us decided to find new ornaments to make this year and get away from our outdated ornaments.
My coworker found this adorable picture on Pinterest but the link to it was no longer valid so we had to use the picture to figure out how to create them. Ours looked very similar to these except we could not figure out what they put in the clear balls to make them colored...we tried glitter paint but it didn't turn out right so we ended up filling the reindeer, elf & Santa with brown and red shredded paper and the snowman with snow confetti.
My second ornament was these adorable cupcake ornaments that I found on YouTube! I found pastel pink ornaments at Hobby Lobby and used tacky glue to paint glue from the hanger to about half way down the ornament. We then sprinkled snow confetti (irredescent) to the glue and then hot glued it into a silver mini cupcake foil liner at an angle. The cherries on top were cut from a floral pick that I also found at Hobby Lobby and hot glue on. The pretty hangers made these so elegant looking. The pastel pink was so pretty but we had trouble finding 100 of the pink ornaments so we offered the boys a choice of turquoise blue or pale green and they turned out pretty good too.
I plan to make an entire set of the pink for my little 3 foot tree in my house and add a candy garland to make my own "sweet" little Christmas tree!
Now back to the classroom...My kids will be so excited to go to the Home Living center next week. They will be sorting Christmas cookies by beginning sounds using the Gingerbread men from my Cooking Christmas cookies package, some small spatulas, cookie sheets, and some gingerbread man plates I found at Dollar Tree many years ago.
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I can't wait to read all of the different versions of the Gingerbread Man stories soon! Here is the Gingerbread Man is on the Loose package that we will also do during Gingerbread Man week!
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