Last Christmas we had all the grandkids together and I thought it would be classic to make an ornament to commemorate the trip. I saw these on Pinterest and fell in love. They were really easy to do, and I even did one for the dog. He’s family, too
Once they were all together on the tree they looked SO adorable. I had even brought along markers (much less messy than paint) so the kids could embellish their ornaments. They turned out so cute.
You will need:
- 1 bottle of $.99 white tempora paint
- 1 Sponge brush (or something to paint the kids hands)
- 1 Fine point black Sharpie
- 1 Package of colored Sharpies
- As many plain Christmas ornaments as needed, 1 per child.
Generously paint the kids hands one at a time, and help them place the bottom of their palm on the ornament and then slowly roll their hand up. If you mess up, you will have about .8 seconds to wipe off a tiny bit of the paint with a wet paper towel. If you try to wipe the whole thing, it will smear into a giant mess. Place the painted ornament back in the tray or smoewhere where it can safely dry. Once they have dried, allow them to decorate their snowmen with Sharpies. You can use regular gel pens, but then you will have to spray the ornaments with a fixative so they don’t smear off.
I recommend getting nicer ornaments. This is something you will hopefully have for a long time so it’s worth it if you can afford it. I believe the Dollar Tree does have glass ornaments, but you can also grab a package fairly cheap at Hobby Lobby when they’re 50% off or use a 40% off coupon. Hobby Lobby also has the white paint and sponges, but I can almost guarantee you the sponge brushes will be cheaper at the Dollar Tree. I also got those cute swirl hooks for $.10 at Target’s after Christmas 90% off sale. I buy stuff like that all the time for the next year, they always come in handy, you can also find the ribbon in the dollar section there or at Dollar Tree.