Christmas vacation has already started for many students, and if you are wondering how you’re going to keep your young children entertained, you might want to try making some Christmas ornaments. Many can be made with items you already have around your home. Every time we decorate our tree, I am reminded of the time my mother-in-law taught our 5 year old son how to use a needle and thread by patiently making this and several other simple ornaments with him out of scrap material.
Here’s some other ideas for easy projects.
- http://familyfun.go.com/christmas/christmas-ornaments/. There’s lots of clever, unique and easy ideas here. It shouldn’t be hard to find one for every member of your family.
- http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/holidays/christmas-ideas/homemade-christmas-ornaments#slide-1. There’s 9 different ones here, several of which very young children could make.
- http://www.favecrafts.com/Ornaments/31-Simple-Homemade-Christmas-Ornaments#. This site has several different categories of homemade ornaments including santas, angels and ones using beads. Some of them require a little more dexterity, but many are easy enough for elementary and pre-school age children.
- http://crafts.kaboose.com/santa-ornament.html. This is a cute and simple ornament. You can also find other ornament and craft ideas at this site.