Monday, December 5, 2011

Paint chip Ornaments

This year we are trying to do several no or low-cost ornaments and activities with the kids.  Our goal is to keep this advent season fun but stress free.  It's a lofty goal but one we are taking on just the same.  I saw an idea on pinterest where paint sample strips had been used to make Christmas trees.  Yesterday we stopped by Lowe's for a few items so while we were there I visited the paint department and grabbed a few paint sample strips in various shades of green.  Later in the evening we used cookie cutters as a template and traced and cut out the shapes.  Then we punched a hole in the top and added some ribbon. 

Cute, free (we did buy paint at Lowe's so we didn't just take sample strips), kid-friendly and quick.  Quick seems to be key for us lately as we try to fit in an activity in the evenings before bath and bedtime. 

We are still working on our fine motor/cutting skills.

These would be fun to do with other cookie cutter shapes (angel, star, cross) in other color combos as well.  They could be laminated for durability if you so desired.  We made four total ornaments so each kiddo worked on two ornaments which was the perfect amount of time for us. 

. . . . . . . .O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree
How richly God has decked thee. . . . . . .

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