One thing I try to do every year with this series is offer an activity or craft that can be done with kids. I have 2 nieces and a nephew and they are so creative and always want to get involved. I thought this would be a perfect craft to do with them!
Here is what you need:
Cardstock or tag board, ornament template, glue (I like this Tombo variety because it stays a little sticky allowing the foil to adhere nicely), foil, a dull pencil, ink, and twine.
What to do:
- Begin by tracing the ornament template on to the card stock or tag board.
- Cut the ornaments out.
- At this point draw patterns and trace with glue or freehand a glue design on to the ornaments (top left below). Make sure your shapes are not too small.
- Cover with foil, shiny side facing out. Gently press the foil around the glue so ridges come through, fold foil around ornament pressing flat in back.
- Carefully, using a dull pencil, draw designs on to the foil (bottom left below).
- When the designs finished use and ink pad to apply color to the ornament. I found it works best to hold the ornament in one hand and the ink in the other so the ornament can be moved around and pressed into the ink pad.
- Allow to dry for a few minutes and then wipe gently with a paper towel.
- Punch a hole in the top and string with twine
I think my nieces and nephew will have a blast with this! These would also make great gift tags. Simply cut paper to fit the back and attach with glue making a writing surface!