This weekend we did a little Christmas decorating. We do own some glass Christmas ornaments (lovely ones, actually that my mother-in-law paints for us every year). But with a two-year-old in the house, those aren't going out this year. (Not that we put up a tree anyway, but that is for another post.) So Olivia came home with the wreath on the right from Mother's Day Out where they had used her fingerprints to make the little berries. Sweet, huh?
So I decided to do a project that my friend suggested last year that I had never done-- making paper tree ornaments. I was way more interested in doing this than a certain two-year-old, but she did participate in some gluing and cutting (they can't resist scissors, can they). Grab any kind of construction or craft paper, trace around some Christmas cookie cutters, add buttons, ribbon, whatever you've got lying around and voila!-- child friendly Christmas ornaments. Unless they pick the buttons off and swallow them. Okay, so leave off the buttons if you've got a swallower.