12 days of christmas homemade ornament projects for kids

December 1, 2009

Juliet and I are doing a 12 Days of Christmas homemade ornament project this December. Each day, we make an ornament to represent one of the 12 days of Christmas (as inspired by the song and from Brian Wildsmith's book The 12 Days of Christmas.)

Our goal is first to have fun together and make some holiday memories, and secondly, to be as resourceful and "green" as we can. We are using our recycle box as our main resource for supplies and supplementing with craft supplies we already have in our craft box.

Here is what we came up with: (Click on the links under each picture to see more pics and learn how we made it and what we made it out of! Trash never looked so good!)

1st Day of Christmas: Partridge in a Pear Tree

2nd Day of Christmas: Two Turtledoves

3rd Day of Christmas: Three French Hens

4th Day of Christmas: Four Colly Birds

5th day of Christmas: 5 Gold Rings

6th Day of Christmas: Six Geese-a-Laying

7th Day of Christmas: Seven Swans-a-Swimming

8th Day of Christmas: 8 Maids-a-Milking

9th Day of Christmas: 9 Drummers Drumming

10th Day of Christmas: 10 Pipers Piping

11th Day of Christmas: 11 Ladies Dancing

12th Day of Christmas: 12 Lords-a-Leaping

the final tree!

I'm linking up to Countdown to Christmas at Sugar Plum Creations! Check out her site for more great Christmas projects!


Chanin said...

Such a cute idea!! Great thinking to use recyclables!

Foursons said...

Great ornaments and such an original tree!

Liz @ Sugarplum Creations said...

What a wonderful idea! I love those ornaments! Thanks so much for stopping by and linking up :)

Connie Weiss said...

That a great idea!

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

How creative! I love the milk cap drum!

Anonymous said...

So creative and fun! Plus, I get ideas for books for Seraphina, Caroline and Evangeline. Thanks for posting-merry Christmas to you, Ben and Juliet!

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