My kids are out of school and we are all home enjoying the holidays together. I do not get much done unless it includes the kids. But isn't that how it should be when they are young.
We are making candy today and probably wrapping the rest of the presents. So what have we been doing up to this point? Playing LOTS of board games and finishing up everyone's trees. Each child has a small tree in their room and they get to decorate it to their own taste.
I had some extra clear ornaments so I helped the kids design and decorate some ornaments to fill in their trees. The one above is created with Holly & Jolly Rub-ons placed directly onto the outside of the ornament. (HINT: You can tape the pieces down to help little hands.)
The ornament below was created with 1 3/4" Extra Large Circle Punch, Medium Transparency Paper, and more Holly & Jolly Rub-ons. You can punch several circles ahead of time and have them out for the kids to decorate how ever they like. Once they are finished, roll up the transparency paper and stick it through the top of the ornament.
Have any pieces left over from your Merry Trees Decor Elements sheets? Simply fill a square ornament with Designer Series Paper that has been run through a shredder and then your crimper. Adorn the outside of the ornament with your Decor Element. Kids will love to fill and they are easy to adorn!
I hope that you can find some time to create these ornaments or anything else with your kids today. They are only young for a short time and soon going to the mall will be more cool than spending time with Mom. Well, I am off to finish a couple of projects with my kids or play a game or two.