Growing up, we always made an ornament on Thanksgiving.
This Thanksgiving, I announced, "I'm bringing crafty back."
(My ability to deftly combine humor and culture mostly goes unappreciated but yet I persevere.)
We used Family Fun's dough recipe (here). I did add more water than it calls for. I kept adding water until the dough could become a ball.
(Aside: I used Family Fun Magazines and Martha Stewart Kids Magazines to plan out a huge portion of our home school Kindergarten year. We had a letter of the week and made lots of crafts related to that letter. Both magazines have such great web sites now. I reference them often.)
Max's snowman after baking.
We put a hole through the top of most ornaments before baking them. However...it seemed wrong to put a hole right between Frosty's eyes. He will have a scarf (felt) tied around his neck with a hook attached to the back of the scarf.
Because nothing says Christmas like an angry robot face, David made us one of those.
And with all these paint options....
I still somehow selected a much orangie shade than I had planned.
My ornament family looks like it went to an ornament spray on tan place.
Alex's Christmas tree and "Mommy" ornament:)
Extra presents for Alex.
Kidding. But here at the home office, we appreciate that sort of craftiness.
We used a tooth pick to make the holes. Some of those holes closed up a little bit during baking. I used a thin wire and wire ornament hangers to reopen the holes and hang them on the tree.
The Christmas / Holiday traditions have been so super to read!
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I love putting up the Christmas tree with my family. We are going to put this year's tree up tonight, and my kids (ages 6,8&10) are so excited. We always do it together and take a photo in front of it after it is all decorated.