Our family is selling cards as a fundraiser at the school with half of the proceeds going to the construction of a playground and the other half to Doctors Without Borders so for the past few months we have been busy making all sorts of cards! This one is a perfect way to include children of all ages in the process! Materials Watercolour paper Glitter glue Paintbrushes Liquid watercolour paints Scissors Circular punch (Don’t have this? Simply use a lid to trace circles and then cut them out!) Silver paper (You could use heavy duty tin foil) Glue gun Twine Craft tray Containers for the paint/ a bit of water (Sorry- we missed this in the photo!) We always find a smock helpful too! Directions Don your smock. You can really use any painting technique that your child is into for this. We are currently interested in shimmery finishes so we decided a glitter glue resist would bring a bit of sparkle to the ornaments (to conjure the magical feel of the season!). We painted our watercolour paper with a bit of glitter glue and allowed it to dry overnight. Be sure to wash your brushes throughly after using them in glue. The following day we painted over our dried glitter glue with diluted liquid watercolour paints and allowed this to dry overnight. The following day we used our punch and made circles. We sketched and cut the ornament caps out of silver paper, gluing them to the top of our ornament. Attach a little loop of twine both to the back of the cap and the circular part of the ornament. (You may need a little assistance with this part.) Fold your cardstock paper in half to form a card. Glue your ornaments to the front of your card. Using a metallic pen and write a note for a family member or friends inside your card! An alternative our son thought of was to lay a large branch in the centre of your table and hang your paper ornaments on it, creating a centrepiece. Or hang the paper ornaments on your Christmas tree! How sweet is this ornament card that a class made for their families? They experimented with multiple painting techniques so each one was personalized. Have you tried an idea sparked from Make it Your Own? We’d love for you to share it with us! Purpose Experimenting with various painting techniques. Using different types of tools. Creating meaningful opportunities for writing. Safety Notes We suggest that you wear a smock and use a craft tray to protect your clothing and surfaces. Use scissors and a glue gun with care and direct adult supervision and/or assistance. Cord, yarn etc. can be a strangulation hazard, therefore be sure to use with direct supervision and for its intended purpose. 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.