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by Ranee / ga12172008

Each year at Christmas my children exchange homemade ornaments with their cousins instead of presents. This year we made "I spy" ornaments. Another 1st grader mom and myself came up with the idea, and she wrote the poem on the tag:

"I spy 2 snowflakes, a star from the night, A golden ring, and a Christmas light; A holly leaf, a snowman, a little white dove, 2 bells, a present, and a heart full of love."

We are making them with our daughters' first grade class at their Christmas party on Friday.

They are super simple to make. I ordered the empty craft ornament balls (4-inch) off of e-bay. I then filled one side of the ornament with Polypellets (1 c.) purchased at Walmart. I then put in 10 small Christmas-y items: confetti snowflakes; heart, holly leaf, and star beads, "gold" ring and tiny dove (from the bridal dept at Hobby Lobby), miniature Christmas light, and present (from Hobby Lobby's miniature doll house dept), 2 types of small bells, and a snowman button. I glued the 2 halves together, tied on the tag and a ribbon, and that is it. They have been a huge hit.

Comments (7)
  • amber Housey

    I love this idea. My son loves I Spy. I always think of an ornament for each child relating to their favorite of the year. This year is I Spy. I am going to make him one. That is great. Yea!

  • Anonymous

    I am trying to find child proof ornaments.

  • Anonymous

    What a cute idea!!!! That's very creative :-)

  • Anonymous

    Great idea for a present and a project.

  • Vicki Hall

    I love this idea! Thanks for sharing.


    That is such a cute idea not just for a christmas party but for a christmas present! You could also make it into different things out of it like different things on the inside! :lol: ;-)

  • Pam Natedog

    This is a vary good idea. I see it was done with a first grade class but could it be done with a 3rd grade class or does it sound to younger kid like?

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