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Children's Christmas Art Ornaments by Cindy Hopper for Alphamom.com

Children’s Art Ornaments

By Cindy Hopper

Here is a simple and fun craft that any child that is old enough to color with Sharpie markers will enjoy!
Supplies:

  • 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)

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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

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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.

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Cut out the circle, just slightly inside the line.

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Roll up the circle and send it into the the glass ornament. It should fit snugly inside the ornament without bending too much.

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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.
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A beautiful keepsake of your child’s artwork!

Happy Holidays!

Published December 16, 2008. Last updated November 29, 2016.
About the Author

Cindy Hopper

Cindy Hopper was fortunate to be raised in a family who appreciated the arts. This background led to a Bachelor’s Degree in Art Education. With a keen eye for design and color, Cindy has cont...

Cindy Hopper was fortunate to be raised in a family who appreciated the arts. This background led to a Bachelor’s Degree in Art Education. With a keen eye for design and color, Cindy has continued her love of art and is now passing her creative skills on to her three children. Cindy’s family and friends are the beneficiaries of her passion for fun and meaningful creative projects.

Cindy’s personal blog, Skip to My Lou, has taken her love of a project to new levels. Postings keep the family busy -– from testing new recipes for holiday treats to designing and building floats for a neighborhood parade to making fabric rolls to hold crayons to creating themed parties. Cindy seems to have an unending supply of ideas for gifts, parties and rainy days.

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