I recently found myself roaming the aisles of Hobby Lobby alone. It's such a rarity, I almost didn't know what to do with myself!
I found these little wooden blanks and thought it would be fun to decorate them with the kids. We've done similar crafts before, painting nude woodies. We even made a really great apple wreath one year! (You can *almost* see it over the computer in front of Sam?)
I put out the blanks, the glue bucket, some glitter, some random bits from the sewing room, ribbons, craft paint, and asked Bri to contribute some jewels. Then I sat down and started our read-aloud, knowing it would be better for me to let them do their own thing than to hover and over-direct them.
Brianna hits her tree with some glitter glue.
Hey, look, there's a better shot of the apple wreath over Sam's head! Each of my students that year ('07-'08) painted their own apple and wrote their name on it, and I wrote our school name and the year on the bottom apple. I "cheated" and glued all the apples to a paper plate that I cut the middle out of. Easier than easy, and I love it as a keepsake of who we homeschooled that year.
But back to the trees and the people.
Each child got to make two ornaments. MY plan was for them to each make a tree and a gingerbread man.
They weren't aware of my plan, so Bri made two trees, and Jack made 2 guys.
Today, we finally got around to putting ribbon hangars on the back so the kids could put them on the tree.
Super easy, and a fun keepsake for the kids to look back on someday.
Don't forget to write names and the year on the back!
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