I think that everyone who is getting one of these ornaments and reads my blog has already gotten theirs, so if you got a package in the mail from us and you haven’t opened your presents yet, this is your official SPOILER ALERT!! This is a very easy, but also very pretty and fun craft for a toddler to make that may actually look good on a family member’s tree. All you need is some clear glass ball ornaments (ours were 50% off at Michael’s when I went in on the spur of the moment to get them!), some paint (we just used our good old tempera paint), and some ribbon to hang them with. We made twelve which was maybe about four too many as Clara was at the end of her patience when we finished. Six would have been the perfect amount for her attention span.
This is how easy this really is:
1) Take the top off the ball.
2) Squirt some paint into the hole.
3) Swirl it by shaking or by putting a paintbrush into the hole (hint: shaking can get a little messy).
4) Let dry.
5) Put the top back on.
6) Thread some ribbon through the circle on top.
7) Hang up and admire!