Another reader question for you. Please help us brainstorm! Crista says: “In my family we buy a new ornament every year for our kids that kinda says what they love or what their favorite things are that year…. Well with money tight and ornaments so expensive, I am trying to come up with some crafty ideas how to make the kids ornaments this year. Any suggestions? I have a 4 yr old little girl and a 9 yr old little boy. Thanks in advance”

Some Quick Suggestions:

  • Paint on an inexpensive bulb ornament like Care did for her Angry Birds ornaments. Choose a design that goes with your child’s interests (my son would love a painting of a tractor or construction equipment).
  • If your child likes licensed characters like Spider-Man or Dora the Explorer, check the selection of licensed character toys/merchandise at the dollar store. A small toy works well for an ornament if you just add a ribbon string or hook to hang it on the tree.
    • Check other sections of the dollar store for licensed characters (party supplies, expandable wash cloths, etc.) and sew/Mod Podge/transform the supplies into an ornament

Anyone else have any great suggestions or links to ideas?

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