Thursday, December 1, 2016

Gifts Kids Can Make: Nativity Wood Slice Ornament

For those of you that have been following Serving Pink Lemonade for a while you know that Jeanine and I love having our kids make DIY gifts for Christmas. We've found that when our children have opportunities to give they learn to love giving! It's so rewarding to see my kids focusing more on what gifts they're going to give for Christmas than on what they're going to get. You can find our Gift Guide to Gifts Kids Can Make HERE!

In our backyard we have a huge pile of logs that we use for campfires. Last year I had my husband cut up several of the smaller logs into thin wood slices. I thought the kids would have fun using the wood slices to create a little fairy home or village in the backyard. As Christmas rolled around and my kids and I were brainstorming what they could give their grandparents for Christmas we decided that we could use some of the wood slices to make ornaments. 

I let each child pick out what they thought would be the perfect piece and then they used a pencil to design an image of their choosing on the surface. When they were all done we used a wood burner to etch their picture into the wood.

Adding an eyelet to the top and some red and white bakers twine completed the gift.
 My kids were so excited to send their thoughtful creations off to grandma and grandpa to hang on their trees. We were so happy with how they turned out!

Want more ideas of what your kids can make and give as gifts? Check out our gift guide HERE!

1 comment:

  1. I love this idea, and I love that you let your kids be involved.