It seems that Adam cannot get enough of the book Russell’s Christmas Magic (affiliate link) by Rob Scotton at the moment. After creating our Light Up Sheep Adam has requested to read the book several times.
It therefore seemed fitting to create a Russell’s Christmas Magic inspired ornament as part of the 10 Days Of A Kid-Made Christmas blog hop. As Adam has discovered a love for drawing around his hand we decided to make a hand print Russell the sheep using black card. We drew an Adam hand, a Mum-Mum hand and a Dad-Dad hand.
Instead of using the typical cotton wool to represent the woolly body we used marshmallows. Adam spread glue over the palm of the cut out hand and then pressed mini marshmallows into the glue on to the two large hand prints. It was a great activity to develop his fine motor skills.
For Adam’s small hand print we used micro marshmallows. They were so tiny!
We left the three sheep to dry overnight. The next day we glued googly eyes to each of the sheep and then attached Santa hats to the two large hand prints. We turned Adam’s hand print into Russell The Sheep by adding his signature stripy green hat. To hang the ornaments to the Christmas Tree I made a small hole at the top of each sheep and threaded ribbon through. I would recommend making the hole before the marshmallows are added as we had a few marshmallow casualties during this process.
Our three sheep look great on our Christmas tree and will be a fantastic keepsake to remember Adam’s favourite sheep Russell!
* Russell’s Christmas Magic by Rob Scotton
* Black card
* Pencil and scissors
* PVA glue
* Mini marshmallows
* Micro marshmallows
* Red ribbon
Adam was 2 years and 7 months old.
70+ Kid-Made Ornaments Inspired By Children’s Books
We have teamed up with amazing bloggers to make book inspired ornaments. Melissa from Mama Miss is hosting the 10 Days of Kid-Made Christmas party – go take a look at the 70+ ornaments:
Here are today’s Kid-Made Ornament bloggers. Go take a peek:
Are you looking for Christmas Ornaments crafts to do with your children? Then take a look at Red Ted Art’s Christmas Ornaments ebook. Find 30 festive easy-to-do ideas all in one place. Click here to find out more.
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