santa's sleigh ornament for preschoolers

December 16, 2009



What is more fun that transforming trash into something beautiful? Since my 12 days of Christmas crafting explosion, I have been looking at my recycle box in a whole new way. I have been saving every piece of plastic and packaging and trying to come up with fun ways to use them with Juliet, my exuberant little crafter.

Since it is December, we are really into homemade ornaments for our tree. We've been reading The Night Before Christmas a lot, so we decided to go with a Santa ornament today.



After wrapping all your gifts, I'm sure you have a few of these laying around your house--don't throw them out! I removed the paper label from the tape dispenser and it was ready to be transformed into Santa's sleigh.


Juliet covered the front with glue...


Then she attacked it with glitter. (This is the best part.)

I glued a piece of ribbon to the top and fashioned a loop for hanging. Then Juliet placed a chocolate wrapped santa into the sleigh.


And here he is hanging on our tree! It was easy and fun. The only problem I have now is that Juliet wants to make all our tape dispensers into sleighs...but I'm thinking it will be awhile before we have any more empty ones!

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9 comments:

Ana said...

This one is so nice, I love it, very creative... I wish I had had the chance to follow all your DIYs, maybe next year when we finally get a Christmas tree, hehe...

Debbie said...

This is too cute! I never would have thought to turn a tape dispenser into Santa's sleigh.

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

That's so funny, I was just holding an empty tape dispenser yesterday, wondering what it could be turned into!

Kim said...

Such a GREAT idea! It turned out adorable, and glitter is the best. :) Happy Holidays!

Brimful Curiosities said...

What a glittery sleigh all ready for the big day!

sbswtp said...

What a great idea!! I haven't seen this one before. It looks adorable :)

Raising a Happy Child said...

I would have never in a million years thought about it! So very creative and very cute. I am definitely going to keep this in mind for the next year.

teacheranne27 said...

This very cute I was wondering how is santa held in his sleigh thanks annie

sleigh baby cribs said...

It's quite impressive.

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