Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Rudolph & Santa Painted Ornaments

We shared this Christmas craft at Lines Across a few weeks ago... Rudolph and Santa {hand swirled} painted ornaments. My boys enjoyed making these with me, and they are perfect for kids because the paint stays contained inside the ornament!

This was so much fun to do! 

We started with some of the clear plastic ornaments you can get at any craft store... 

Then we added some acrylic craft paint in the bottom of the ornament, and mixed in little water. {You want a ratio of approx. 3 parts paint, 1 part water, so it's not too runny!} Replace the ornament cap and swirl it around and around until the entire inside surface is covered with paint. Take the cap off again and let it dry inside completely.

When they are done drying, replace the cap and you are ready to embellish! We added rhinestone eyes, a mini pom-pom, and felt antlers for Rudolph. I really wanted to add a bow, so my son decided that this was not really Rudolph... it was now a girl reindeer :)

For Santa, we added a black felt belt and little buckle out of gold glitter cardstock. My favorite part is the furry "beard" glued to the top of the ornament :)

They make the perfect additions to our red & white tree this year!

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  1. So cute and fun for kids to make. Great idea!!

  2. I have a question...are the antlers one piece or two? And how are they attached?

  3. How cute are these?! "TWO" cute!! LOL

  4. I absolutely LOOOOVE these - so creative and fun and glittery! Just wanted to let you know I featured it in my roundup of glass ornament crafts here. Feel free to check it out if you want and hope you like it! : )

    -Mel the Crafty Scientist


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