Friday, December 5, 2014

Reindeer Keepsake Ornaments with #OrientalTrading

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One of my favorite activities each year is making homemade ornaments with the kids.  They love it as much as I do.  Even better is when we can include a photo , hand or footprint or something to make it unique to them.  This year I had the chance to test out some fun ornament kits from Oriental Trading.  Oriental Trading kits makes crafting with children so easy.

Today we're going to share a very simple craft with you. The hardest step is being patient enough to glue it all together.

How to Make a Reindeer Ornament

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Made with Reindeer Ornament Kit from Oriental Trading
Each craft kit comes with everything you need to make 12 reindeer ornaments.  Each ornament comes individually wrapped.  This worked perfectly for me I had enough to do 23 with my class and 1 extra for my little here at home.

  I first tested them out on C. (who is 5) and then decided to pre-assemble them for my class. I glued everything except for the eyes and nose on for my 3's class. C was able to assemble his on his own . Each kit has very easy to follow instructions. All you need is some good glue and you are ready.  I found that hot glue worked best for me.
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Simple Steps to make Oriental Trading Christmas Ornaments 

Glue your craft sticks together. Glue on the  tail, and head to separate sides. Add antlers by twisting and gluing pipe cleaners to the back of the head.  Attach the ribbon to hang and glue on eyes and a red pom pom nose on the face. Then I took a paint marker and wrote the date across the bottom and added a photo from this year.  Super easy it only took a few minutes.

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