I cannot believe Christmas is coming so soon! Yes, I realize that it falls on the same day each year but this year the weather hasn’t been very cold until the last 2 weeks.
Today we are sharing with you Don Freeman’s book Corduroy’s Christmas Surprise and a super cute ornament to go with the story!
First you will need to gather some supplies:
small cardboard box- tiny candy box or bracelet box
string or ribbon
large thumb tack
Corduroy’s Christmas Surprise
Step 1. Place the top and bottom halves of the box on the wrapping paper and trace around them. (Be sure to mark which one is which.)
Step 2. Cut out the top and bottom rectangles.
Step 3. Cut out a rectangular strip long enough to go all the way around the outside edge of the box lid.
Step 4. Glue the wrapping paper rectangles to the top and bottom of the box.
Step 5. Glue the long strip of wrapping paper all the way around the sides of the box lid. (We also put a strip around the sides of the bottom of the box to add a bit of thickness to help keep the halves together.)
Step 6. Carefully poke a hole through the center of the box lid. We used a giant push pin, but you could use whatever you have handy.
Step 7. Cut a length of string or ribbon (ours was about 6 inches long), fold it in half, and tie the ends together in a knot.
Step 8. We used a needle threader to pull the looped end of the string through the hole we made in the box lid.
Step 9. Put the two halves of the box together and you’re ready to hang it on the tree!
Princess has come to my rescue once again for the 10 Days of a Kid-Made Christmas: Ornaments Inspired from Books. Lil’Red was too tired and laid down for a nap. Big Red was distracted by some new Lego’s…If you love handmade ornaments especially those made by kids then I have a treat for you!
FANTASTIC MR. FOX from Peace but Not Quiet
MOOSELTOE from Lalymom
DINOSAUR CHRISTMAS from Glittering Muffins
PENGUIN from Kids Craft Room
UNI THE UNICORN from My Bright Butterfly
ITSY BITSY SNOWMAN from Easy Peasy and Fun
POLAR EXPRESS from The Resourceful Mama
THE BIG SNOW from Living Life and Learning
THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS from The Eyes of a Boy
Here are some more fabulous kid-made ornament ideas from some other bloggers:
Emma (Kids Craft Room) says
Awww, totally sweet. It’s a new book for me, I’ll have to check it out.
Super cute – love the box idea!!
What a sweet craft to go with a sweet holiday book!
Thank you. I was hoping to offer a simple craft for those families not very crafty or with limited resources:)
Smart Idea!! Presents look great hanging in a tree!
Very nice craft to go with a sweet + good holiday book!