Gather These Supplies
- Mod Podge – your choice of flavors. I used Glitter Gold, Glitter Silver and Gloss
- Paper mache ornaments – as many as you want to make
- Fabric scraps – I didn’t have any holiday ones specifically so I bought 1/8 yard pieces from JoAnn. They were only around $.30 a piece with the sales right now
- Embellishments – whatever you have laying around; I used ribbon and buttons
- Flat paintbrush – one for everyone!
- Craft Glue
Kids love to get messy, and so do I! Work one or two shapes at a time, putting Mod Podge down on the ball and then placing the fabric squares. Tell the kids not to do too big of an area at once – we don’t want crying when the Mod Podge dries and nothing sticks!
Set the ornaments aside to dry for 15 – 20 minutes. Use your craft glue to add embellishments. I added buttons, ribbon, etc – whatever floats your boat! Again, make sure your glue is child safe if the little ones are going to be attaching embellishments. Set to dry for at least a few hours before hanging on the tree.
Your kids had a great time, didn’t they? This might be good for them to make as gifts for family members. You can even have them decoupage pictures of themselves or names on top. And as I said, you can use Christmas fabrics, but it would also be fun to use any fabrics and embellishments you have lying around.
My friend Jackie wrote an article, 15 Easy Christmas Ornaments for Kids, if you are looking for more ideas!