Year after year, it becomes more difficult to squeeze my growing boys’ hands onto small, keepsake ornaments for our Christmas tree. Something I started doing last year was creating ornaments for them to print their name on. Handwriting—scraggly and messy with reversed letters—is an equally beautiful keepsake!
This post contains affiliate links. Opinions are my own.
Snow Globe Keepsake Ornament
This year I created snow globes with black and white card stock. In the white space, I invited the boys to draw their favorite thing about Christmas. Both of my boys drew a Christmas tree on the front. On the back, my youngest drew his family and my oldest drew an elf.
To make this craft you will need:
- Black card stock
- White card stock
- White or silver marker
- Single hole punch
- Glue stick
- Laminator or clear contact paper
After gathering supplies, trace an old CD onto a sheet of white card stock. Invite your child to cut it out.
Next, sketch a snow globe base onto the sheet of black card stock. When you are satisfied with your shape, cut out 2. Use the glue stick to attach a snow globe base to the front and back of the white paper. Allow the ornament to dry completely.
Invite your child to draw a picture on the snow globe. When he is done, ask him to print his name on the snow globe base with the silver or white marker. If you wish, write the year on the back of the ornament.
I laminated my boys’ ornaments so they would last, then punched a hole in the top for the ribbon.
More Keepsake Ornaments for Kids
Click the images below to view more sweet keepsake ornaments for kids!