Turn glass ornaments into beautiful keepsakes and show off your child’s artwork. This is an easy Chritmas craft that any child old enough to color with Sharpie markers will enjoy!
Making Christmas Ornaments is always a fun holiday activity!
Glass Ornament Supplies
- Clear glass ball ornaments (2.63 inches) These can be found at a craft store like Michael’s.
- Colored Sharpie markers
- Clear transparency (This can be purchased at a copy shop like Office Max or Kinko’s, You can buy it by the sheet in their copy center)
- Christmas Ornament Template
How to Make Glass Ornaments with Children’s Art
The hardest part of this craft is getting the correct size of the circle that will fit into your glass ball. Download the template we provided for the circle if you are using a 2.6-inch glass ornament. If your ornament is different, measure around the ornament and then divide that number by 3.14. TIP: Test a paper circle in the ornament before beginning this project!
First, have the child make an outline of their design inside one of the circles on the template. Having the child sketch it out first in the circle on the copy paper saves making mistakes and wasting the transparency sheet.
Next, cover the paper drawing with the transparency sheet. Tape corners down to prevent slipping. Trace the circle and then color in the design with the Sharpie markers.
Carefully cut out the circle, just slightly inside the line.
Roll up the circle and send it into the glass ornament. It should fit snugly inside the ornament without bending too much.
The plastic circle will flatten out. Adjust the placement of the transparency with a pencil and tweezers. If you need to remove the plastic you can pull it out with tweezers.
Try making an embellished clipboard from your child’s artwork.
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