This is a fun and easy Christmas craft that involves creating festive Christmas ornaments using a potato masher.
Here’s how to make Potato Masher Christmas Ornaments
Gather your supplies.
Next, cut out small squares from black construction paper. These will be the tops of the Christmas ornaments.
Set out your red and green paint. I like to either use paper plates, bowls or a paint pallets for easy dipping.
Let your little one dip the potato masher into the paint and stamp the white paper with the red and green paint to make the Christmas ornaments.
We did not use glue to stick the tops of the Christmas ornaments on to the ornament. Instead we it directly into the wet paint (just at the top) and they stayed once the paint dried.
To guarantee that everything will stick, it is best to wait until the paint dries and them use glue, however, if your little one is like mine and cannot wait that long you can do what we did and stick everything in the wet paint. This is how we do all of our potato masher crafts and they almost always hold once the paint dries.
Decorate the Ornaments
This is the fun part! Where your little one can create any kind of Christmas ornament they like using the glitter glue.
I encouraged my daughter to create different types of patterns on each ornament. Some with lines, some with dots, some with circles.
This would be great activity to let little ones express their creativity.
This was a really fun and super easy to set up craft that is great for Christmas at home or in the classroom! Cut them out and hang them on your Christmas tree when they are all dry!
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- Round potato masher
- White paper
- Red and green Washable Kid’s Paint
- Black Construction Paper
- Bowls or Paper Plates
and/or paint palette
- Glitter Glue
WILL YOU TRY POTATO MASHER CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS WITH YOUR LITTLE ONE? PIN IT FOR LATER!!