Friday, December 3, 2010

Getting Creative with Kids: Magic Scratch Ornaments

You know . . . it's been awhile since we had a little "Getting Creative with Kids" post.  Believe you me we have been getting creative around here quite alot, but my motivation to blog about it has not always been overflowing.  Also, I frequently forget to take pictures of the stuff we work on.

Today the camera was handy though, and I caught the tail end of our latest project: Magic Scratch Ornaments.

I have several crafts left over from a Christmas Busy Bee Bag I bought for Little Miss last year, and she's been itching to get her craft on with them since 2 weeks before Thanksgiving.  Yes, I'm a super mean mom and I made her wait until it was at least December.  ;)

So this little craft was super simple and NO MESS which is always a plus.  Very easy to replicate for those of you without a supply of Busy Bee Bags (though I cannot recommend them enough . . . truly, they make creative times with kids as enjoyable and easy as can be.)

  1. Get your hands on some Scratch Magic Paper (google it up to see where you can buy it . . . I did and found some at several places.  Here is a link to a pack that they sell at JoAnn if you're too lazy to google it.  I'm not judging.)
  2. Cut up your paper into some ornament-y shapes.  Ours were precut as a circle, heart, star, and an angel.
  3. Punch a hole in the top.
  4. Let your little person go to town with a little stick (popsicle or otherwise) decorating them however they please.  (Little Miss has been working on her letters lately so she wrote a bunch of random ones as well as made some designs.)  Oh, and yes . . . we do sometimes craft in our jammies.  :)
  5. Take a small piece of ribbon and loop them through the hole and VOILA!  They are ready to hang.  On your tree, or wherever you fancy you need a little fun.
The angel now resides in the playroom.  Little Miss very intentionally drew a circle on the top of her head . . . I don't know if she completely gets what it's supposed to be, but she had the idea to draw it and did so.  You can barely see it . . . it's quite little, which kind of makes me love it all the more.

Have you been Christmas crafting with your kids?  Links, please.  :)

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Unknown December 3, 2010 at 8:34 AM  

These are awesome! I might do some myself...I don't have kids!


Anonymous,  December 3, 2010 at 12:08 PM  

Little Miss did such a wonderful job. I have so much from my son's younger days...and I love them all too.

What?? Doesn't everyone craft in their jammies!!! LOL


phasejumper December 8, 2010 at 9:02 AM  

We made these this week, too! Great minds...

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