Cassie at Southern Domestic Goddess, is hosting a Christmas Post Link Up, from now until the end of December, and The Holly Bloggy Christmas Bash Continues today, at A Baby Changes Everything, with a Christmas tree event. Since, I've already posted about our Christmas tree...
...and this years handmade, keepsake ornaments for the children...
...I thought I'd focus in on my favorite ornaments on our tree - my gingerbread children.
They are simply pieces of fun foam, traced, and cut around cookie cutters. I cut two identical pieces for each ornament, and then used a razor knife, and a milk cap for a guide, to cut a circle in the face of one of the pieces, so I could sandwich the children's pictures in between them. I finished them off, by cutting the scrap pieces of foam into little squares for buttons, and squiggly lines, with the kids' craft scissors, for frosting.
Then, I glued them together with Elmer's school glue, and used a large sewing needle to poke a hole through for the hook.
I wasn't sure they'd hold up as well as the Hallmark ornaments, we bought in the past, but considering, that we have two Buzz Lightyears being held together by super glue, and a headless Celebration Barbie, who just didn't survive last year, I think they're doing pretty well.
Not to mention the fact, that they make me smile every time I look at them.
It's great to be a homeschooler.