Yesterday we made a Christmas Tree Card using fine motor skills to cut and glue ornaments and presents. Today we are going to let the little ones get messy creative.
Glitter, Glitter, Glitter! I have a love hate relationship with glitter. I love it because it is so much fun to make things sparkle but I hate the clean up, especially since I have carpet in every room in my house. During summer months I take them outside but for winter months I use a paint tray to try and contain some of the mess and throw an old sheet under the table. This helps reduce most of the glitter mess but inevitably I can find it days and weeks later. For this craft I found sparkle glue pens. Win, win in my book.
Ornament Christmas Card
8 1/2 x 11 Card Stock Paper (you can use construction paper but I prefer card stock)
Marker or Crayons
Glitter or Glitter Glue
Start with folding an 8 ½ x11 sheet of colored paper in half or if you are more skilled than I, cut the sheet in half. Draw 3 lines down the paper to make the ornaments appear as if they are hanging.
Draw 3 circles or any shaped ornament on white paper. To help enhance your child’s scissors skills let them attempt to cut the shape. Noah loves the scissors but he is just learning how to use them so I always have a few extra ornaments already cut just in case.
Have your child color the ornaments. As they are coloring ask them what color they are have in their hand, this will teach them to multitask by thinking and answering your question and coloring simultaneously. Also have them practice straight lines and circles to make designs on the ornament. I usually have some extra paper to demonstrate drawing a circle and a straight line just to give the kids a visual reminder.
Then break out the glue and the glitter. Depending on your comfort level let the kids go to town. My kids end up mixing all the glitter but they have the best time. We usually make multiple of these cards just because they ask for more when they are finished with the first.
I must say the kids did better at this craft than I this week. I made multiple versions and none came out to my satisfaction. My kids versions are definitely making the Christmas card pile.
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