I made these ornaments when I was in kindergarten, and I still hang them on the tree every year! (I also have one from preschool – it’s a styrofoam bell with gold glitter and “Sarah 1982” written on it!) I distinctly remember coming into my kindergarten room, and the teacher had stations set up at different tables to make three different types of ornaments. The third one was a wreath made out of a pipe cleaner and green beads, but that one disappeared somewhere over the years… That same Christmas (1984), I also remember receiving a Cabbage Patch doll. A friend of my great-aunt waited outside a store for several hours to get it, and I was one happy girl! Ah, good times.
When Aidan was in kindergarten, I had him made a candy cane just like mine. He likes the fact that they match. 🙂
To make the candy cane, simply thread beads onto a pipe cleaner. Cut the ends off the pipe cleaner, and add a dot or two of glue to keep the beads from sliding off.
We haven’t made the toy soldier ornament, but maybe we’ll try it this year! It’s just a clothes pin with red and blue paint, a pipe cleaner for the arms, and a pom pom ball for the hat. And glitter. But I hate glitter, so we won’t be using that…
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