Angel Ornament

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I’m not one to encourage division of gender, but I am noticing a trend around our house lately.  The “ladies” are inside making Christmas crafts, while the “men” are outside building and digging.

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  Each year the girls and I choose a craft to make and give as gifts.  I’ll post some of our crafts from this year soon, but I especially loved this angel ornament craft that we made last year.

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I got the idea from one of my most favourite books ever, which I’ve mentioned before, and it’s in my sidebar. The girls painted the wooden heads and the tiny terracotta pots with silver paint.

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This one was painted by Megan when she was three.  The raffia wings are twisted and tied; then they are secured by wrapping a sparkly pipe cleaner around them and the neck, ending in the shape of a halo.  And what a wonderful coincidence.  Just today, Miranda brought this terracotta bell ornament home from her school craft fair.

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 Her school had a Christmas craft fair where parents and kids donated numerous crafts and also had crafting nights and afternoons.  Then today, the students had the opportunity to purchase the crafts as special gifts for their parents, friends and siblings.  Isn’t that a great idea?  Miranda was so excited about it, but she was not actually as excited about the craft fair as she was about the ladybug that she proudly carried home in a “bugbottle” lent to her by her teacher.  Apparently, she and a couple of friends in her class caught it at lunch.  Now she’s doing a report on ladybugs in class as well.  Anyways, back to terracotta ornaments.

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They are cute, easy for kids, fun and lovely on the tree.  Enjoy your own Christmas crafting!

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