Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Ornaments!

Oh my!
2 days left?! We've had our Christmas lunch and Christmas party so far this week- still have Polar Express pajama day to go and then all the craziness will be over! whew! 

I've had a super busy few weeks- my little sis graduated from A&M last weekend and I went down with my family to see her- so glad I was there, but I *could've* done without the 16 hour car ride round trip! 
{you wouldn't know it but I was standing on my tippy toes for this picture- I may be the older sibling but I'm definitely not the "big" sister!}

She's going to be a teacher, eventually, too- but she's going to teach BIG kids. High school Chemistry- can you imagine?!?! "Not I" said the Kindergarten teacher in me!

Looking for an ornament to make as parent gifts?
I've made these craft clay ornaments the past 2 years and they are always a big hit! 1) I get to cook with my kiddos (LOVE it!) and 2) the kids get to choose what they want 3) you don't have to bake them and 4)they include a picture of their kids... who doesn't want to look back in 15 years and have a picture from their kid in Kindergarten?!

{after rolling out the dough I let my kids choose what they want to cut out}
 {I punch holes out to put their pictures in after they dry and we paint}
 {almost finished!}
I write "Kindergarten" and the year underneath their picture. Aren't they so cute and individual?!
Now I just need to make these ornaments with Ella!

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10 comments:

  1. Super cute, Nicole!! You make it look very easy!
    :-) Lisa
    Growing Firsties

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  2. Are they salt dough ornaments? Also, how did you cut out the middle?

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    1. They are different from salt dough- you don't have to bake these! There is a link up top where you can get the recipe! The middle is a circle cookie cutter I have. I think I bought it in a set of 4 or 5 different sized circles.

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  3. I would love to make these next year! Keepsakes, that's what it's all about!

    Amy Howbert
    Little Miss Organized
    amyhowbert1@gmail.com

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  4. Thank you for this recipe!! I tried to make ornaments a few years back and they never got hard. Clearly my recipe wasn't a good one! :) Thanks for posting this. I've been meaning to make ornaments with my class and my own kids. Yours turned out so great!
    Sarah
    Sarah's First Grade Snippets

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  5. So very cute!! Love this idea! We have pj day today....I think I can, I think I can.....my kids are very sweet but have been very wound up all week!! Have a great last few days:)

    4th Grade Frolics

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  6. I love these ornaments! What a great keepsake for the parents!
    Nicole
    Teaching With Style

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Thanks for taking the time to chat with me!