I love everything about Christmas. EVERYTHING! I love every single tradition, song, shirt, etc that has to do with Christmas. I especially love Christmas in the classroom! This week it was time to make parent gifts… after all, there are only a few more days until Christmas!
First, we read Pick a Pine Tree by Patricia Toht. Since we were making ornaments I thought this book about finding the perfect tree and decorating was just right for the occasion! You can find that book on Amazon HERE!
Then we made two different ornaments. I like to do more than one so that students who have more than one household can give presents to both! We made a star ornament and Santa ornament.
This Santa ornament was EASY PEASY! You can find the tutorial on The Country Chic Cottage HERE.
I loved this one because the kids could do each part on their own. I even gave the kids Glue Dots so that they could put on the noses without my assistance! I ordered the wooden plaques with holes from Amazon because #lazy. You can see the ones I got HERE. You can also find them at craft stores, but Amazon is just so stinkin easy!
We also made the star ornament. This one took a little assistance from me, but it wasn’t too intense! You can check out the tutorial from Carolina Allinas HERE! You basically string translucent beads onto a silver or gold pipe cleaner and form around a star cookie cutter. I used THESE beads, but they can also be found at a craft store!
Forming around the star cookie cutter took my help, but some students were able to figure it out on their own! I only had a few cookie cutters, so we just took turns 🙂 After making the star, you string a bell and two beads onto ribbon. Then tie it right up!
Both ornaments were super fun and kid friendly! PLUS the students LOVED making them… WIN WIN!
I always love how unique everything turns out even when we all follow the same directions. You can see their little personalities shining through 🙂
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I hope you all have a VERY MERRY Christmas!