Yesterday Hazel and her best friend at school had their last day of school before vacation and then we went to his house for lunch and to exchange gifts and bake cookies. It was a wonderful time even though I am fighting a cold. Both children had been so excited for it so I did not want to cancel on them. Well, part of her gift from him was an ornament kit to paint paper mache ornaments. I had some more so I added to her pile to paint. We decided she would paint them for family members and I marked each one with an initial so we would remember whom it is for. Apparently she really liked the red paint as well.
She got sick of using the paints that came with the kit, so she switched to her water colors. I personally like it much better.
She wanted me to craft with her. Yesterday I had looked through a Better Homes and Garden section of easy felt Christmas ornaments and saw some that inspired me. I had some paper mache heart and tree ornaments as well. I covered them in felt and then decorated them. This could easily be done with pieces of cardboard instead of paper mache ornaments as well. Just use a cookie cutter for the shape.
I tried to cut a heart shaped snowflake out of the white felt for this one.
My original thought was I would cover them in felt and let Hazel decorate with foam stickers. She had gotten bored with crafting so I decorated them.
This one I used a stencil and some of her paint to decorate. It came out all right, but I needed a thinner brush for the stencil and better paint.
I left room on this one for her to still decorate. I might give her my fabric markers tomorrow and have her add some dots as tree decorations.
Then finally I bought many wooden ornaments for her to paint. She had already gotten bored, but I did this one with her water colors.
We will hopefully do the rest of them tomorrow. Happy crafting!!