An inexpensive way to include a child’s signature in your decorations- perfect for home or in your class… I remember making this style of paper ornaments with old Christmas cards in my Grade 2 class as a girl! Materials Child’s artwork (Make sure it is something that they are okay with being cut up or make something for this purpose.) Circle punch OR milk jug cap, pencil/eraser and scissors Cord, twine Beads Glue Bone folder (optional for folding) Directions Punch four circles of your artwork. Or alternatively trace circles on the blank side of the artwork using your milk jug cap and a pencil and an eraser. Cut them out. Fold them in half with the good sides facing each other. You may find using a bone folder helpful for making sharp creases. Glue your pieces together with cord going through the centre. Be sure to fold your cord in half and to leave a bit extending past the bottom to thread beads or a jingle bell and a bit of cord at the top to form a loop for hanging. (As seen in the photos). Lace your beads on and secure them with a knot. Display it on your tree or form a garland, tying several on an additional piece of cord. Use your extra paint for creations of your imagination! Purpose Finding economical ways to celebrate with paper Thinking of others Safety Notes Beads can be a choking hazard. Please keep them out of reach from children 0-3 years of age or those that tend to put things in their mouths. Exercise care when using scissors. Use with adult supervision. String, cord etc. can be a strangulation hazard, thus they are not meant for play and should be used with supervision. Please like & share: Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.