Preschoolers and their parents will treasure this Christmas Tree Ornament.
Two to three weeks before Christmas, take a photo of each child in your class. Have these pictures developed. Bring an instant-print camera for visiting children on the day the craft is made.
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During the craft time, display old Christmas cards. Have children each choose one card. Give children their photographs.
Help children trace a 3-inch circle over a picture on their card and and a 2-inch circle over their photograph. You could use the base of a jar or a cardboard cut-out as a pattern. After kids trace their circles, have them cut out each circle. Younger preschoolers will need help cutting.
Kids can then glue the backs of their photos and cards together. Use a red or green marker to write the year above and “Merry Christmas” below their photo. Cover both sides with clear Con-Tact paper and trim the edges. Help kids punch a hole through the top of the ornament and tie a ribbon through the hole.
Pam Zimmerman Delta, Ohio