The little kids are off track for all of December (so excuse the off-track hair and wardrobe of my sweet little ones) so to keep our sanity we are taking turns hosting kids craft time. We were getting a little spoiled there, having mommy craft time while they were at school and the preschoolers could just watch a video, but now, back to reality.

There are soooooo many things to do with these clear glass ornaments and since they are only $2 for 5 ornaments, stock up now and get your creative juices flowing. We did two methods- paint and paper.

Paint- Pull the metal loop part out of the top of the ornament. Drizzle some acrylic paint down the inside of the ornament. The kids used 2,3 or 4 colors. Turn it and swirl it as it coats the inside. Then, turn it upside down and let it drip into a disposable cup. As it dries, the paint continues to swirl and look very cool. Pop the top back into the ornament. Then, we let the kids raid my stash of scrapbook rub ons and they put their initials on for a finishing detail.

Paper- Cut strips of patterened paper into strips about 1/4 inch wide. Double sided would probably be better but we’re winging it here. We let the kids roll up each strip and pop it in the top of the ornament. The kids were very impresssed with themselves and rightfully so. One craft time down, lots more to go.