Do you remember the first time your preschooler gave you something homemade? Maybe she came home with a special project from school, and your heart jumped a few beats knowing she made it especially for you. Allowing a child to be creative on her own, without too much instruction from you, can be difficult; however, as she grows older, her preschool art projects become something you’ll cherish forever.
To help with finding objects around the house for your child to create holiday ornaments this season, here are some links to some very creative ideas.
For a simple ornament idea, grab some puzzle pieces (a puzzle where pieces are missing and you can repurpose for this art project), paint, glue, and a string to make a puzzle snowflake!
When you stack puzzle pieces on their edges, you can see how they could make a little snowflake. Gather a few puzzle pieces of your choice and glue them together to create your own version of a snowflake. Once the puzzle pieces are dry, paint your snowflake white, and, if you wish, add some glitter. Tie a little piece of yarn or ribbon at the top and hang them around the house!
Popsicle Stick Toy Soldier
A little toy soldier. Is there anything that reminds you more of the holidays than this?
Simply position together some popsicle sticks in a way that resembles a toy soldier, and then add your choice of paint! You can also add felt for the hat and a string to hang him on the tree. Painting him gives you all the texture you need, but feel free to get creative, using other art supplies, with your kids!
Christmas Tree Popsicle Ornaments
Another simple popsicle creation is a Christmas tree. When you place three popsicle sticks together like a triangle, and then a little one on the bottom for the tree trunk, you have the world’s most elaborate tree structure.
Then, all you have to do is paint it and add some decorations! Your child’s imagination can run wild with this one—there are no limitations. Does he want a blue tree? Some sprinkles or glitter? How about a tree that’s actually a box? No problem!
With a little loop on the top, this tree can be hung on your big tree with all the other fancy creations.
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