Handmade Kid Ornaments

Christmas Crafting: Handmade Kid Ornaments

Christmas? Yes, we’re apparently starting a bit early ’round here. The little one decided that a craft was in order, and nothing but Christmas crafting would do.

Fabric Scrap Ornaments by Ruffles and Rain Boots

Have you ever thought about writing a novel? My friend and fellow blogger, Jennifer, is currently participating in NaNoWriMo – National Novel Writing Month – and she’s kicking it in the teeth! In order to help her be able to focus as much time on the challenge as possible, I am guest posting over on The Deliberate Mom today with a quick kid’s craft for handmade ornaments.

Because I need to document this for posterity, Elise and I had the following conversation on November 1st  while we were taking down the Halloween decorations. This was the impetus for this craft and it cracked me up, so you are getting subjected to the mind of my nearly 3 year old.

Elise: “Mama, when is the next holiday?”

Me: “The next holiday is Thanksgiving and it’s in a few weeks.”

Elise: “Does Thanksgiving give you presents?”

Me: “No, honey. The holiday is about celebrating the friends and family in your life. Traditionally, families get together and enjoy each other while eating a feast. We celebrate Thanksgiving beca-” interrupted.

Elise: “If there are no presents, can we just start crafting for Christmas? I like the ones [holidays] that give presents. I want to make a present for me.”

Me: “Okay, well that’s not quite the idea behind Christma-” interrupted.

Elise: {sigh} “I want to make a present for you then. A orrrrrrr-ma-ment. Can we make orrrrrrr-ma-ments?”

And that is how this craft came to be. Using what we had on hand, Elise created these ornaments that will help us get in the holiday spirit, albeit a little early.

Visit The Deliberate Mom for our guest post and the full story.

Handmade Kid Ornaments by Ruffles and Rain Boots

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  1. I love this tutorial! Great ideas for memory ornaments, or to make as a group for someone in need, or even as gift tags. Thank you so much for bringing this post to the Wonderful Wed. Blog Hop. I featured you on my fb page so I can show you off! Carrie, A Mother’s Shadow

  2. I love these ornaments! Thank you so much for linking up at Found & Foraged! Pinned! Hope to see you again Saturday night at 8PM!

  3. Hey, Sarah! This is such a fun idea. I make ornaments with my kids each year, and I love this idea. Adding it to our list! Pinned!

    Glad to have found you at Moonlight and Mason Jars link party. I’m a new follower. :)

  4. So cute! My name is Katie and I host Fall Into the Holidays, now open. All entries get pinned. I would love to have you link up!

  5. Aw, these are too cute! So glad you stopped by our party. I hope you will stop by the Found & Foraged Linky Party next week too! (Saturday @ 8PM CST) Hope to see you there!

  6. These are darling…I’ll definitely have to add them to our list of homeschool Christmas crafts. My daughter will love it. Thanks for linking them up to Found & Foraged!!

  7. Orrrrrrr-ma-ment, that is the sweetest thing ever. I would start crafting right then and there too!

    My kids want to put our tree up, but I fear our pint sized terror’s abilities to bring things crashing down.

  8. Read it and loved it and decided to pay you a visit so I can get more ideas for my little one when we’re snowed in. Adding you to my blog reader so I don’t miss any posts either. It’s the weekend, enjoy it!

  9. Thanks for guest posting Sarah! It’s a pleasure to have you in my corner of the internet world.

    Wishing you a lovely day.

  10. Googly eyes and all – Let the Happy Holidays begin!
    It may be too early in October but November is the month right NEXT to the month of the 12 days of Christmas.

    1. You’re right! I was just driving back to the house and people in our neighborhood already have their Christmas trees up!