Saturday, December 20, 2008

Glue Ornaments

This is about as thrifty and easy as you can get for ornaments! The best part is if the toddler snags one off the tree and runs to a corner to eat it for a snack, it won't put him into toxic shock!

Simply draw designs on a piece of wax paper with some glue (Sam seems to enjoy the "bouquet" of RoseArt's non-toxic washable school glue). Then cover the glue with colored sugar (you can buy it in the baking isle or make your own with granulated sugar and a touch of food color). Let them dry for 24 hours and then peel off the paper. Add a ribbon to tie it to the tree/mantel/door knocker and viola Christmas memories!

FYI: if you don't have to worry about mini eating machines, you can always use glitter or tiny beads. Also you can color the wax paper first then cut around the shape, instead of peeling it off, for a neto stained glass effect.


gigi said...

I love this idea! Very cleaver. I've got the girls a few days next week and this old grandma is always crafting something with them. Looks easy enough we can all do it. Merry Christmas!

An Apron Straitjacket said...

Thanks Gigi! I hope you have a great time with those cutie patootie little angels of yours!

Suburbia Steph said...

What a nifty idea!