Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Christmas Ornaments

Have you ever made these acrylic paint glass ornaments? They are truly adorable!
1 glass ball per child
assortment of acrylic paint (Plaid from Walmart)
assortment of matching ribbon
ornament hooks

Tilt ball and pour paint into top allowing it to run to the bottom of the ball.
I have the students choose two colors and then I always add white.
So for the ornament pictured I poured in pink, white, purple, pink, white, purple, white.
Then the student covers up the opening with a paper towel and shakes it until it is completely covered in the inside. 
I turn it upside down in the tray (writing their class # next to it).
I let it drain and dry for 2-3 days.
Affix topper, tie on coordinating ribbon, wrap in tissue paper and send home!

I hope you understood all that!


  1. Those are very pretty! I'm always looking for easy things for parent gifts! Are the ornaments glass?


  2. Yes they are, and you can probably catch them 50% off after Christmas and save them for next year... that's what I do!

  3. cute! I'll be on scouring the clearance racks! I just hope I don't forget I have them by the time next year rolls around. I do that a lot! lol!
    Sunny Days In Second Grade

  4. Your ornaments are so cute! Thanks for all your AWESOME ideas! You are one SUPER teacher!

  5. Where do you find your ornaments? Are there any specific stores that are more successful at finding the ornaments? Thanks for the great idea!

  6. I get mine from Ben Franklin Crafts.

  7. I never met another teacher who did this. I have had my class make these every Christmas I have been teaching. They are such a hit!