One of my granddaughters’ favorite activities at our house is crafting. I know that almost every time they visit us, one of them will ask if we can work on a craft project. So I am constantly thinking about and planning for our crafting sessions. One evening last week after researching Christmas project ideas using craft sticks, I had my own “practice” crafting session, testing the suitability of various Christmas ornaments and creating models that the girls could follow to create their own versions. Today they did just that, with supervision and assistance from their aunt, Brown-eyed Girl, and me. Pictured above and below are their creations.
I had most of the materials that were needed on hand, and most of them were originally purchased at the dollar store. So this was a fun and inexpensive craft project.
- Large, medium, and small craft sticks
- Craft paint in various colors
- Black fine point sharpie marker
- Glittered foam sheets
- Foam stars
- Googly eyes in assorted sizes
- Small red and white pompoms
- Paint brushes
- Hot glue and glue gun
Wildflower is 10 years old (soon to be 11). Here is her beautiful handiwork:
Auntie and I did the cutting of wood sticks and most of the hot gluing. The girls painted and decorated each ornament. At first, they tried to follow my model ornaments as closely as possible, but as they became more confident, they began to put their unique “spin” on their ornaments. We all had a fun session of crafting and spending quality time together, a great kickoff to the holiday season!
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