Painted Elmer Ornament

We’re here for day four of the kid-made ornament series!  Today I’ll be sharing this colorful painted Elmer Ornament.

Painted Elmer Ornament - Made by Kids! Inspired by the kids book Elmer's Christmas.

I just gave you a sneak peek of the great line up of bloggers we have signed up this year!  I’m so so excited, these kid-made ornaments are my absolute favorite every.single.year.

This year, like last year, and the year before, all of the Kid-Made Ornaments are inspired by children’s books!





So, grab your kiddo, and your kiddo’s favorite book, and let’s get to craftin’, shall we?!

For the next 10 days (kinda’), November 28th-December 2nd & December 5th-9th, we will have several (40+) ALL NEW kid-made ornaments each day.

 

So, let’s get to it!

Painted Elmer Ornaments

For this ornament we were inspired by the children’s book Elmer’s Christmas by David McKee, one of the MANY Elmer series books.  This is also our second Elmer ornament – we did a beautiful string one a few years back too.  Can you tell this is one of our favorite books?!?!?!

The story of Elmer’s Christmas…

Its Christmas, and the young elephants are very excited for Papa Reds annual visit! All the presents are ready, but this year Elmer has a special treat in store for the young elephants if they can keep quiet and out of sight…

Painted Elmer Ornament - Made by Kids! Inspired by the kids book Elmer's Christmas.

Here’s what you’ll need:

 

Painted Elmer Ornament - Made by Kids! Inspired by the kids book Elmer's Christmas.

Here’s how to make it:

  • Roll out the air-dry clay & cut your Elmer elephant shape with the cookie cutter.
  • Push out a hole for hanging your ornament.  We used a chopstick.
  • Let dry according to package directions.
  • Once dry we penciled out squares & then painted them in.
  • Let paint dry and thread twine through the hole.
  • Hang!

Painted Elmer Ornament - Made by Kids! Inspired by the kids book Elmer's Christmas.

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Painted Elmer Ornament - Made by Kids! Inspired by the kids book Elmer's Christmas.

You can find the schedule here of what is coming each day and where I’ll also link the actual post up as they go live.

Today I’m also joined by these awesome bloggers…

Adventures in Wunderland
Heart of Deborah
Castle View Academy
Preschool Powol Packets

Would you like to join in on the fun too?!

Painted Elmer Ornament - Made by Kids! Inspired by the kids book Elmer's Christmas.

Here’s how:

  • Create a KID-MADE ornament with your kiddos.
  • Add the hashtag #KidMadeChristmas on Instagram or Twitter.  I’ll be re-tweeting & re-gramming my favs for the rest of the series!

I can’t wait to see what ornaments you’ve been making with your kiddos!!!

INSPIRE OTHERS BY SHARING!!


Painted Elmer Ornament - Made by Kids! Inspired by the kids book Elmer's Christmas.

Painted Elmer Ornament - Made by Kids! Inspired by the kids book Elmer's Christmas.

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