When I came across this ornament on the FamilyFun website and I just had to share it. I thought it was such a great idea for the kids (or the whole family) to do each year as a keepsake instead of purchasing a yearly ornament. If you have multiple kids you can make each one unqiue by assigning a color for the spool or ribbon.
Acrylic paint & brush
Wooden thread spool
Paper strip, cut to fit width of spool
Double sided tape or glue
1. Paint the spool and let it dry.
2. Have your child write their Christmas list on the strip of paper.
3. Roll the paper around the empty spool, using double sided tape or glue to fasten it, and leave some of the list hanging down (so Santa can notice).
4. Thread the ribbon through the spool’s center and tie a knot at the top for hanging. Write your child’s name on the label. Affix it to the ribbon.
You can also have your child write their Christmas wishlist first and them copy the top 10 items to the ornament list. Below is a cute printable from FamilyFun also. I think this ornament could easily become a family tradition for years to come. The kids will surely enjoy reading the previous years lists when decorating for Christmas!
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