Children’s Art Ornaments
Here is a simple and fun craft that any child that is old enough to color with Sharpie markers will enjoy!
- Clear glass ball ornaments (2.63 inch) These can be found a craft store like Michael’s
- Colored Sharpie markers
- Clear transparency (This can be purchased at a copy shop like Kinko’s)
The hardest part of this craft is getting the correct size of circle that will fit into your glass ball. You may download the size of circle we used if you are using 2.63 inch glass ornament. You can also measure around the ornament and then divide that number by 3.14. Make sure you test a paper circle in your ornament before beginning this project!
Christmas Ornament Template
First make an outline of your design in one of the circles on the template
Next, cover the drawing the the transparency. Tape corners down to prevent slipping. Trace the circle and then color in the design with the Sharpie markers.
Cut out the circle, just slightly inside the line.
Roll up the circle and send it into the the glass ornament. It should fit snugly inside the ornament without bending too much.
The plastic circle will flatten out. You can adjust the placement with a pencil and tweezers. If you need to remove the plastic you can pull it out with tweezers.
A beautiful keepsake of your child’s artwork!
Happy Holidays!Published December 16, 2008. Last updated November 29, 2016.