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Any suggestions for a miniature christmas tree ornament that small girls can make?

I have children in a girl scout troop and we are making a miniature christmas tree and decorating it and i need some suggestions for small ornaments that the girls can make. Our youngest member is 6 and the oldest is 13. Most of them are 3-4 graders. Any help or ideas will be greatly appreciated.

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Asked by Shearl at 10:34 AM on Nov. 10, 2008 in Hobbies & Crafts

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  • I suggest going to a craft store. So many things to find and do for what you are doing. It will be fun.


    Answer by Christinemg0813 at 10:36 AM on Nov. 10, 2008

  • you can make some out of flour and water i believe thats all you need. make your ornament and let it air dry. then paint them when hard :)

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:49 AM on Nov. 10, 2008

  • Last year my kids and I painted acorns - they made great mini ornaments. We got some regular and some glitter paints. I would suggest an adult spray a primer on them a day or two ahead of time. (white matte primer)

    Answer by Serafyna at 10:50 AM on Nov. 10, 2008

  • Small strips of red and green paper to loop together and make the cute little construction paper chain.

    Answer by chillemi78 at 11:12 AM on Nov. 10, 2008

  • Clothes pin ornaments to make mini people, snowmen, deer, or angels. You may want to start with a kit, the craft stores and even big box stores carry them. The paint an ornament kits are fun.

    Answer by artC1s at 11:19 AM on Nov. 10, 2008

  • Do a search on cinnamon apple ornaments. You use a dough with cinnamon, applesauce and glue. It takes a while to dry. You roll it out like glue.
    You can make bead wreaths use beading wire and green beads make a circle and tie with ribbon. Be creative! We are going to start doing ornaments in our troop. :)

    Answer by SusieD250 at 11:45 AM on Nov. 10, 2008

  • Air dry clay, glitter, paints, etc. punch a hole while the clay is still dry for the ornament hook.
    Also, dough ornaments, google that and you should find a recipe.

    Answer by the.deadly.mrs at 2:29 PM on Nov. 10, 2008

  • We have done the cinnamon ornaments at home and it smells so yummy here. I also like the stained glass ornament 2 shapes with center cut out and you glue differnt tissue paper colors in the middle. We used card stock last year and they seem to hold up nicely.

    Answer by Melissabear3 at 10:38 PM on Nov. 10, 2008

  • sculpy clay! Awesome stuff. purchase a selection of colors-primarys are great. you can get them in sets as well. Its crazy how far this stuff goes when making small ornaments. No third eye for clay sculpture, no worries, there are inexpensive pattern books with a multitude of mini animals or shapes in them. maybe use candy shapes as a theme. Once the shapes are prepared, the are baked for a few minutes allow to cool and dip mini screw eyes in glue and screw one into the top of each ornament and thread a thin ribbon throughit for hanging or use ornament hooks.

    Answer by GMOTM at 5:24 AM on Nov. 22, 2008

  • I know this is late -- but Shrinky Dinks make great ornaments too.

    Answer by hollywoodmommy at 10:20 PM on Jan. 21, 2009

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