With Christmas just a few weeks, we are busy decorating our house and creating lots of holiday crafts for kids. We love to make all of our special holiday crafts using a variety of supplies and techniques. Today, we painted a Christmas Ornament Suncatcher using the same technique that we used when we made our Rumble and Tumble Football Craft. My children call it ball painting, because we usually use a ball or marble. Since it’s Christmastime, we thought it would be fun to use a plastic bulb ornament to create this festive holiday decoration.
How To Make A Christmas Ornament Suncatcher:
- Wax Paper
- Cardboard Shirt Box
- Kid-friendly Paint
- Plastic Bulb Ornament
- Small Paper Plates
- Aluminum Foil
- Draw a circle on the wax paper. We traced a mixing bowl to create the right size shape.
- Cut out the circle. If your child is just learning how to use scissors, he or she may need help because the wax paper may be difficult to cut.
- Tape the circle inside of a cardboard shirt box to hold it in place. If you don’t have a cardboard shirt box, you can use a cookie sheet or baking dish too.
- Pour the kid-friendly paint onto a small paper plate. You can use any color paint but will need a paper plate for each color you choose.
- Dip a plastic bulb ornament into the paint and place it inside of the cardboard shirt box. If you don’t have a plastic bulb ornament, you can use a marble or small ball.
- Move the cardboard shirt box back and forth and all around. The plastic bulb ornament will move and leave streaks of paint on the wax paper.
- After the paint dries, cut a small rectangle (about 1 inch by 3/4 inch) out of the aluminum foil and glue it onto the circle.
- Cut another small rectangle out of the aluminum foil. Fold and bend the foil to form the hoop on top of the ornament.
- Glue the hoop onto the top of the foil.
Children are sure to have a blast painting this decorative Christmas Ornament Suncatcher. It is such a fun visual sensory activity for young kids too.