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December 19, 2012

Last Minute Gifts for Kids

Christmas is a whopping 7 days away! Man, where has December gone? Do you have all your gifts covered yet? Thankfully, I have all of my gifts bought and tucked under my tree. Today, I want to share with you a great last minute gift idea for kids:  Handmade Ornaments!

Who doesn't love these? You can make these ornaments for your tree or your kids can make these and wrap them up and presents for loved ones. They are very inexpensive to make and can be personalized in so many ways!

Logan made one during Art Class at school. He couldn't wait to get home and hang it on our tree. They made their ornaments from clay which they let dry and then painted. Obviously, this is going to take a couple of days to allow the clay time to dry. Be sure you have a couple of days to spare to allow for drying time and painting time. He has art once a week so his ornament had plenty of time to dry before he painted it. I loved finding it in his backpack last week!

I really think this is a project kids of all ages will enjoy. After all, Logan just turned 10 on Friday and we went to Hobby Lobby after his birthday supper with his grandparents ... and guess where the first place he went was? The craft section. His target ... Crayola Clay. He came home over the weekend and made yet another ornament! This one he hasn't painted yet, but I love how it turned out as well!

The clay we purchased is just the plain grey clay which is what they used at school. You can get other varieties of modeling clay at your local hobby/craft store and even Wal Mart and Target! At our Hobby Lobby, we found several different types of clay in all different colors, but Logan wanted just the basic grey so he could paint it as he desired. I love how he is so artistic!

I hope your kids enjoy this craft project as much as Logan has! Be sure to mark the ornaments if you don't forget with the year so you'll always remember when it was made. If you have more than one child, be sure to make it with their name or initials as well.

Happy Crafting!

See everyone tomorrow!


  1. What a great idea Demi. Thanks for sharing! :)

  2. Thank you so much Epic! I'm glad you enjoyed the post. Glad to have you with us!

  3. Making ornaments of all sorts is fun! :) this is a great idea!

    My friend and I are hosting a Thursday Obession link up- we'd love for you to link up! :)

    Have a blessed day!!

    Visiting from SITS!

  4. Good idea, Demi.
    Have a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year :)
    Visiting from SITS.

  5. Thank you both! I'm glad you enjoyed my idea. I will stop by and visit you both shortly!

    Have a Merry Christmas!


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