It’s that time of year for decorating the tree, making our loved ones smile and giving gifts to show how much we care.
Hi, it’s Tonya back with a quick and easy project that’s perfect for kids to make and gift this holiday season.
My daughter’s favorite holiday character is The Grinch. She sleeps with her stuffed Grinch doll over the holiday season, watches the movie over and over again, and of course we have to read the book too. So when I suggested she help me make Grinch themed ornaments, she was thrilled.
What you need:
- Clear plastic ornament, available at craft stores
- Green candy; I used Sixlets, but you could also use Jelly Beans, M&M’s, or any other green candy around the same size that will fit through the opening of the ornament
- Red heart; we used small wood hearts, but you could use felt, card stock, or foam hearts that are already red
- Red paint — if you need to paint a heart
To make these ornaments with the wood heart, follow these instructions.
The first step is to paint the wood heart. Marisol painted four coats of red glitter paint. She insisted on glitter paint, which is a little thinner; but if you use regular red acrylic, you will probably only need two coats.
While the hearts were drying between coats, she helped me fill each of the ornaments with green sixlets. If you use fairly small candy, I recommend getting a funnel; otherwise you end up chasing runaway candy across the counter and floor trying to grab it before the dogs get it.
I cut small pieces of twine and tied them into knots around the top of each ornament. Once the hearts were dry, we glued them onto the twine that was hanging down. You can leave this hanging, or attach it to the ornament.
This quick and easy The Grinch Christmas Craft is perfect for kids, and they will love giving them out to their friends or hanging a few on the tree this holiday season.