I made these with my Grade 2 teacher as a girl (Glitter and brass fasteners…I was in love!). So many of my childhood memories of her are quite clear- the books she read, the amazing activities she planned and the way she treated the students with her kind, gentle manner. She retired from that same school when I myself was a teacher many years later. I hope she knows how impactful she was to so many! Materials Child’s artwork (Make sure it is something that they are okay with being cut up or make something for this purpose.) Paper cutter OR scissors, ruler and pencil/eraser Brass fasteners Beads Cord, twine etc. Hole punch Directions Cut your artwork into 4 equal sized strips. Wrap them into a circle, overlapping the ends and punching a hole. Punch a hole in the middle of each strip too. Attach your strips together with your two brass fasteners on the top and the bottom. Tie string, cord, yarn etc. under your brass fastener as shown and lace some beads should you like on both ends. We found that a needle was helpful for this process. Make your cord into a loop on the top and trim it on the bottom. Hang your ornament on a tree or a door handle and enjoy! Purpose Re-imagining items Finding economical ways to celebrate with paper Thinking of others Safety Notes Beads, brass fasteners etc. 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 and/or a paper cutter. 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 Please like & share: Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.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.