Most families will dry out the wishbone from their Christmas dinner and use it as a tug-of-war to make a wish….here’s another way to use those unique collar bones of our feathered friends: A pretty kid-made tree ornament; Christmas ‘wishes’.
A couple of years ago my sister sent us a tree ornament for Christmas and I thought it looked like a good Christmas craft project for the kids. It was simple, pretty, and unique. And we just love making tree ornaments, so it was a go.
We don’t often have a whole roast chicken ourselves so we asked friends and family to save us their wishbones.
Supplies needed for a wishbone ornament
- Wishbones (any size will do, but larger ones will work better for small children)
- Paint and brushes
- White glue
- Glitter (not necessary if you have an aversion to it)
- Snowflake or other embellishments
- Jingle Bells
1) Clean and dry your wishbone(s)
2) Prepare your craft area for fun (put down mats or papers to make clean-up easier)
3) Paint the wishbone in a colour of your choice. My children used white/silver paint and sparkly green paint and then added another clear coat of glittered paint over the top.
4) When the paint has dried get out the glue and add some embellishments to your wishbone. My children used snowflakes down the arms of the wishbone.
5) Glue on your jingle bell at the top/joint of the wishbone. We added little berries on wire that were saved from another item.
6) After everything has dried, tie a piece of thread or ribbon around the joint of the wishbone to hang your decoration.
7) Your wishbone decoration is complete and it’s time to make a wish as you hang it on the tree and enjoy it’s beauty.
This craft is a part of a Kid Made Christmas Ornaments Blog Hop that’s going on all this week with my kid-blogger friends. Please hop over and check out all their beautiful Christmas crafts that will undoubtedly give you oodles of inspiration this year!
A few more of the ideas in this project:
- 14 Different DIY Color And Build Christmas Ornaments For Kids by Miniature Masterminds
- Soft Circuit Christmas Ornament by Teach Beside Me
- Sparkly Salt Dough Snowflakes by Emma Owl
- Paper Baubles by Witty Hoots