Tissue Paper Ornament for Kids to Make
With so many amazing ideas available for making Christmas decorations with the kids, it can often be difficult to choose which one is best for you. Ask yourself these questions: Do I have materials on hand to make it? Does it encourage creativity? Can we have fun with little or no mess? Answer 'yes' to all these questions and get ready to do this Christmas ornament activity with tissue paper!
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You will need a few craft materials the kids use day-to-day such as markers or crayons, and glitter glue .
Pinking shears or crimping scissors aren't required but they make a nice edge. Maybe you have some in your sewing basket? Or you can buy kids' edging scissors online.
Search your gift wrap supplies for narrow ribbon and recycled tissue paper and you are ready to make this Christmas ornament!
- Cut three circles from the tissue paper in three different sizes. I can see a snowman craft here, can you?
- Option 1: Decorate plain tissue with glitter glue. Kids can make designs or print their name with glitter glue.
- Option 2: Decorate plain tissue with crayons or markers. Markers make the most impact!
- Place a table cover under the tissue when drawing with markers as the colors leak through the thin tissue paper.
Instructions to make the Christmas ornament:
- Step one: stack the four circles from largest to smallest.
- Step two: fold the circles in half together.
- Step three: fold in half from right to left to form a triangle.
- Step four: pinch in the bottom of the triangle with a clothespin to hold it in place while you tie the ribbon.
- Remove the clothespin and fluff the ornament before hanging it on the tree.
Did you know you can iron wrinkled tissue to make it smooth?
Amazon link to buy tissue paper:
This activity promotes creativity and fine motor skills, along with counting and seriation, making it a fun hands-on learning opportunity.
So with little or no mess you have a Christmas ornament craft that you and the kids create together.
Now that's an amazing choice!
Find this post on the Kid Craft Challenge #5 with activities from other great bloggers hosted at The Resourceful Mama!