Photo Lid Christmas Ornament
Little Kids ages 4 - 7
Material needed for Photo Lid Christmas Ornament
* Frozen orange juice can lid
* Antique Gold Spray paint
* White Elmer's-type glue
* Photo of your child or a loved one that fits in the juice can lid
* About 6" of holiday ribbon
* Hammer & Nail, wood block (for making holes)
* two or three charms that represent something about your child
* Spray acrylic (optional sealer to help keep it a lasting homemade christmas craft)
optional: hot glue ribbon to the back (and skip the charms) OR make it a magnet.
Instructions for your Christmas Ornament
Spray paint your lid front and back with antique gold spray paint. Let dry.
(you could also gild it kits are sold at the craft stores)
Cut the photo in a circle or small square to fit inside the juice can lid.
With hammer and nail, punch holes into the lid, one on either side of the top (for ribbon to hang the ornament) and several along the bottom (to dangle charms). Place lid on wooden block when you do this!
Lace the hanging ribbon at top.
Add your charms to the button holes.
Give as a gift (great to give to grandparents!) or hang them on your holiday tree. Have fun! This project was discovered at FamilyCrafts@about.com , Craftathome.com , CarolynBrady.com
These projects are designed with little fingers still learning fine motor skills, in mind. Simple projects that can be modified to encourage little fingers still learning to cut. More than crafting, these projects were designed to inspire the littlest artist to explore the creative process, build confidence and improve fine motor skills.
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