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Homemade Kid Christmas Ornaments

Each year the kids and I create a few different types of ornaments for our tree and to be handed out as gifts.  We took basic Christmas ornaments and jazzed them up with craft supplies.  Making homemade Christmas Ornaments is loads of fun for the kids and will bring back memories each year as their hard work gets placed on the tree.  Check out:

Christmas Ornaments

Sometimes I find open ended craft activities to be the best.  I laid out a variety of craft supplies we had and let my little elves get to work with their creations.

Craft Supplies

Supplies: Plain ornaments, glitter, glue, paint brush, paint, stickers, ribbon (or whatever else you want to use like sequins or googly eyes).

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Stickers

Check out the BLING BLING we added to this one using stickers!

Christmas Ornament

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Glitter

Some people are anti-glitter because of the mess.  Not me!  I say bring on the sparkle!

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My kids dipped a q-tip in the bottle to make their glue design, poured on the glitter and shook off the extra.

You could also use glitter glue pens like these for less of a mess:

Paint

Here my little ones decided to make polka dots and other designs with paint.

Paint Ornament

Other Options:

  • Combine different materials such as stickers, paint and glitter.
  • Use permanent markers to write words or draw designs.

Visit The Resourceful Mama to see a wide variety of other ornaments your kids can create!

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As quoted from the super cute book The Not Very Merry Pout Pout Fish ” For his gifts were big, And his gifts were bright.  And his gifts were perfect- And they all brought delight!  And his gifts had meaning Plus a bit of bling-zing, And his each and every friend loved their just-right thing.”  Check out my review here: The Not Very Merry Pout Pout Fish

 

I think everyone would love receiving a homemade ornament packed with love and meaning.  We’re taking orders on these homemade Christmas ornaments.  Who wants one?  🙂  Just kidding, but they are adorable.

Columbus Holiday Events for December 21-28, 2015

Santa Claus is coming to town… this week!  I’ll be enjoying lots of family time but will try to sneak in a a few of the Columbus Holiday Events for December 21-28, 2015!

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Columbus Christmas

December 21

Honey Hills Farm Petting Zoo at the Franklin Park Conservatory -included with admission (11 am – 2pm) The Franklin Park Conservatory is beautifully decorated for Christmas with hundreds of poinsettias and gingerbread house displays.

Christmas Vacation movie with Chevy Chase at Gateway Film Center (9:45 pm)

Daily ongoing happenings:

Alum Creek Tree Lighting , Wildights at the ZooSegway Holiday Lights Tour 2015Holiday Lights at the Columbus Commons , State Auto Christmas Display and Nativity SceneHuntington Holiday Train  at the Capital Square Huntington Bank)-Check the bank website or call for hours, Merry and BrightThe Legendary Lights of Clifton MillsThe Christmas Ranch

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Columbus Holiday Events December 14 – 21, 2015

I can’t believe we are getting so close to Christmas.  Enjoy the warm weather and check out the fun Columbus Holiday Events for December 14-21, 2015! This list is organized by dates so it makes it easy to plan what makes it on your activity list.  There’s also a list of the ongoing happenings to remind you of all the selections.

This post contains Affiliate links. I post lots of fun happenings in Columbus and educational ideas on Local Busy Bee’s Facebook, Instagram ,Twitter and Pinterest so follow along if you want to stay in the know!  Be sure to subscribe to the Blog via email to receive notifications of new posts so you never miss a thing!  🙂

Columbus Christmas Events 2015

Train Display at Huntington Bank Downtown

 

December 14

Ohio Statehouse Holiday Choir Performances (weekdays December 4-17) At noon enjoy an hour full of FREE entertainment in the crypt at the Ohio Statehouse.

Daily ongoing happenings:

Alum Creek Fantasy of Lights , Wildights at the ZooSegway Holiday Lights Tour 2015Holiday Lights at the Columbus Commons , State Auto Christmas Display and Nativity SceneHuntington Holiday Train  at the Capital Square Huntington Bank)-Check the bank website or call for hours, Merry and BrightThe Legendary Lights of Clifton MillsThe Christmas Ranch

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Columbus Holiday Events December 7 – December 14, 2015

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas here in Columbus.  Last week my family and I enjoyed a few tree lighting ceremonies and other holiday happenings. Once again there are an abundance of events going on in the capital city. Get into the holiday spirit by checking out some of the amazing Columbus Holiday Events for December 8-14, 2015! This list is organized by dates so it makes it easy to plan what makes it on your activity list.  There’s also a list of the ongoing happenings to remind you of all the selections.

This post contains Affiliate links. I post lots of fun happenings in Columbus and educational ideas on Local Busy Bee’s Facebook, Instagram ,Twitter and Pinterest so follow along if you want to stay in the know!  Be sure to subscribe to the Blog via email to receive notifications of new posts so you never miss a thing!  🙂

Christmas Columbus 2015

December 7

Snowflake Castle at Everal Barn in Westerville (December 7-12) *Tickets are required and sold out. $5 includes making your own wooden toy with elves, picture and meet Mr. and Mrs. Claus.

Ohio Statehouse Holiday Choir Performances (weekdays December 4-17) At noon enjoy an hour full of FREE entertainment in the crypt at the Ohio Statehouse.

Daily ongoing happenings:

Alum Creek Tree Lighting , Wildights at the ZooSegway Holiday Lights Tour 2015Holiday Lights at the Columbus Commons , State Auto Christmas Display and Nativity SceneHuntington Holiday Train  at the Capital Square Huntington Bank)-Check the bank website or call for hours, Merry and BrightThe Legendary Lights of Clifton MillsThe Christmas Ranch

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Gifts That Last All Year

At my house Christmas gift giving has gotten a bit out of control. There is so much going on at once that it is hard for my kids to focus on enjoying the gifts and not making it a race of who can rip through the wrapping paper first. Can you relate? This year I’ve decided to focus my gift giving into practical gifts that will last all year long. Here are some ideas:

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