We decorated our Christmas tree this week and I though my little girl would enjoy making a Christmas ornament kid craft.
I love to make crafts with paper plates because they are inexpensive and easy to get. They are already in a circle too. I made two different paper plate Christmas ornaments using Kwik Stix.
This Christmas ornament kid craft is great. It uses items you have at home and is quick and easy. Good for several ages.
Kwik Stix are solid tempera paint that dry quickly. The are great because they are mostly mess free. I mean a toddler can get dirty with anything.
Tempera paint wash off of surfaces and clothes. The sticks are like drawing with a glue stick. They are great for covering large areas of color. Kwik Stix also come in thinner ones too.
Kwik Stix are available to buy
-in-store at Walgreens & Michaels
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Paper Plate Christmas Ornament Kid Craft
- paper plates – I used small and large size
- clear tape
- Classic Kwik Stix & Neon Kwik Stix or a larger pack of 24
- aluminum foil
- wood skewer or other item with a point
- something to cover your work area – I used a plastic trash bag
Paper Plate Ornament
Step 1. First flatten the plates some by pressing down and rubbing. You can also flatten them under a heavy book overnight. Next, color the paper plates with different patterns and colors.
We used both sets of Kwik Stix. I like the bright colors of the neon set. There is also a metallic set that I would to try, who doesn’t like a little sparkle.
Step 2. Then tear off a piece of aluminum foil, 3 in tall. Next, fold it in half. We made the top of the ornament 2 ½ in wide for the large plate and 1 ½ in for the small plate. Tape to the back of the plate at the top of your ornament using the clear tape.
If you are going to hang on your tree, use several pieces of tape so they will hold up to hanging on the tree. Finally, poke a small hole with an ornament hanger and have your kids hang on the tree. Enjoy your Christmas ornament kid craft.
Scratch Paper Plate Ornament
Step 1. First take a flatten paper plate and color the entire plate with different colors of crayons. Press hard and color all of the plate for the best scratch results. Bright colors work the best.
Step 2. Next, paint the entire paper plate with black stick. It took me 2 layers. Let the paint dry in between.
Step 3. After the paint is dry, use a skewer or another item with a pointed tip to make your designs. I used a mini screw driver. I have used a dull pencil and a paper clip before.
Step 4. Then, tear off a piece of aluminum foil, 3 in tall. Then, fold it in half. We made the top of the ornament 2 ½ in wide for the large plate and 1 ½ in for the small plate. Tape the foil to the back of the plate at the top.
If you are going to hang on your tree, use several pieces of tape so it holds up to hanging on the tree. Finally, put a small hole with an ornament hanger and have your kids hang on the tree.
Pair this fun craft with some Christmas books for learning and creating together.
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