These little tissue covered Christmas baubles are new Christmas tree ornaments we will be hanging on our tree this year with pride.
This year I’m pleased to be participating in 20 Days of a Kid Made-Christmas: Ornaments where over 50 bloggers from around the world are coming together to share crafts their kids have made. Today is day 3 and I’m pleased to share Tristan and Kallista’s craftiness with you. These beautiful little Christmas baubles will brighten up your tree and your children will be proud to have their own creations hanging for everyone to see. This post may contain affiliate links.
These tissue covered Christmas baubles are simple to make and only need 4 supplies:
- A plastic tree bauble, we used matt silver balls
- Tissue paper of various colours of your child’s choosing.
- White glue or Mod Podge
- A paintbrush
- Clear varnish (not a necessity)
How did they make their tissue covered Christmas baubles?
I set the children up at the table, covering it in case of any spills or drips.
I mixed a little water into the glue to thin it out a bit and make it easier to use.
I found it convenient to use a little tea-light candle holder covered in tin foil to hold the bauble so it didn’t roll away.
The children used some squares of tissue paper left over from previous project over the past year that we still had. There’s no sense in wasting those little bits of paper!
Tristan and Kallista used a paint brush to paint the bauble with the diluted glue once area at a time. Then they gently put a square of tissue paper over the glue.
Then they used a little more glue to smooth out and seal in the tissue paper.
They continued this process, slightly overlapping the squares of tissue until the bauble was covered.
Once the baubles were covered with a layer of tissue papers we hung the tissue covered Christmas baubles up to dry. When they are dry you can either cover them with one more layer of Mod-podge diluted glue to seal everything in.
If you’d like your bauble to have a little extra sheen, you can instead paint it with a layer of clear varnish, as we did.
These tissue covered Christmas baubles are lightweight and easy to post, making them fabulous gifts for family and friends across the country or around the world. If you’ve enjoyed this, jingle on over to our Christmas ideas page.
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We made this ornament as part of the 20 Days of A Kid Made Christmas – Ornaments. You can find many more great kid-made Christmas ornaments by clicking on the links below, or on the graphic, which will take you to the home page where you’ll find all of our links, plus many more.
Make sure to pop by these other fabulous bloggers too, that are participating in this series…
Crystal’s Tiny Treasures
The Connection We Share
Tutus & Tea Parties
The Eyes of a Boy
And if these aren’t enough kid-made Christmas ornaments, try our other great ideas: