Friday, December 3, 2010

Homemade Christ-mas Handprint Ornaments!

I am always looking for new ways to create memories for our family and especially for our children. We really want Christ-mas and Thanksgiving to be remembered as very special times in our household. One of the crafts we are doing for Christ-mas is making some of our own ornaments for our tree! We simply used our salt dough recipe to make these easy hand print ornaments. I thought they would be "cute" 
but did NOT anticipate what a hit they would be with the girls!!!






 We baked them in a low temp (@200 degrees) oven for 3-4 hours to ensure they were set!

 Em is in LOVE with her hand print ornament!! Seriously, she finds it on the tree and just kisses it and looks at it and puts her hand up to it. It is the cutest thing ever!! She is so, so proud of it! I know these are keepsakes we will keep forever!

Here M is happily posing with her letter M ornament, her hand print ornament and one of the Cinnamon Applesauce Ornaments that we made last year. If you are interested in making them, they are really simple and smell DIVINE!!

What fun things are you all doing in preparation for Christ-mas or Hanukkah?
We'd love to hear all about them!

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7 comments:

Michelle said...

These turned out great :) Aria, please link this one and any other Christmas ideas for toddlers in our huge Magic Christmas for Toddlers linky post: http://best-toys-for-toddler.blogspot.com/2010/11/toddlers-magic-christmas-idea-bank.html we have separate linkies for games, one for crafts, another for books, than stocking stuffers and giveaways.

Enter as many as you want and we'll share them with our fans on FB and Twitter in our Magic Christmas for Toddlers countdown :)

kewkew said...

I think we might just make those. I am wondering if those Cinnamon Applesauce Ornaments are like the ones my older children made at HeadStart all those years ago. Going to check them out.

kewkew said...

Just wondering what temp you baked the handprints on. Our lowest temp is 170 degrees.

3G=Growing Godly Girlz said...

Hello Kewkew--glad you liked them! They really are so easy. We baked them on 200 degrees. I will update to indicate on the blog. Thanks so much for reading and commenting! I really appreciate you!
Warmly,
Aria;)

maggy, red ted art said...

Aahhh these are lovely! And such a fabulous keepsake! And looks like you had fun doing it!

I would love for you to visit Kids Get Crafty (every Wednesday on Red Ted Art) current link up is here: http://www.redtedart.com/2010/12/08/kids-get-crafty-nikolaus-sterne-or-santa-stars/

Hopefully see you there!

Maggy

RedTedArt said...

(thank you :-))

Michelle said...

Thank you for participating in our linky. :) Just shared this as a day 11 activity in our Magic Christmas for Toddlers countdown on FB and Twitter.

Make sure to add other posts related to Christmas! :) We love to see new ideas and make them ourselves!

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