I cannot take credit for this idea but I have had this ornament since Christmas 2003 when my youngest son was in Kindergarten. This is a great craft idea for the kids and adults alike because you can make fun ones with your kids posing as they are riding on the sled, double up your family, or even pose with your kids for a family picture.
Since I no longer have young children, I had to beg my teenager son to pose again so I could show a tutorial. Boy did I have to bribe him. I think he looks cute with him and our beautiful Australian Shepherd, Sierra. I wish I would have thought of doing this years ago when my kids were younger. Now I will just have to do this in the future if I ever have grandkids.
All you need for this projects is:
- 5 craft sticks per ornament (dollar store sometimes has 100 in a package)
- photo that you can cut out (the photo needs to be similar to what I used)
- hot glue gun (or glue)
- 3″ piece of ribbon
- scissors for cutting out photo and tough scissors for cut craft stick
- acrylic paint and brush
There is nothing hard about this craft and for the young ones you could put together the sleds and have them paint them and help choose the pictures. (Of course they will gladly pose for photos)
As you can see from the pictures, you cut one craft stick about 2 1/2″ and glue that stick across 3 craft sticks used for the base. Then you glue the 2 runners on the bottom and paint if desired.
After the paint has dried, glue on the ribbon and help the kids cut out the pictures leaving a bit of the picture for a tab (as pictured) so you can slide the picture between 2 craft sticks for it to stand up. I hot glued the glue sticks on the bottom after the picture was adjusted the way I wanted it.
That was easy and an ornament that your kids (and you) can cherish each Christmas). Check out my pet version of this craft too.
What do you think? I am going to make a few with glue to see how they hold up. Let me know if you make any.
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I totally love it! I have some of those ‘popsicle’ sticks (I didn’t know they were craft sticks!) so I’ll be making at least one of these.
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Haha I found mine at the dollar store. thanks for stopping
Love this idea! I made some (many years ago) that I still hang on the tree every year. Mine are of course photos of the kids, but I turned them into black&white, cut them into oval shapes,and glued lace around them. (My tree is Victorian). But I love your idea, and will make them this year with the grand kids! I know they will love this!
That sounds lovely with lace! Thank you for stopping by and checking it out!