Even if it is cold where you live, the holiday season is heating up…concerts, office parties, family get togethers, church programs…wheww! I’m joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for a mini metamorphosis. I just fixed a mug of mint hot chocolate and this is what I am working on
Our daughter teaches kindergarten in an area that has been hard hit by the economy. Most parents, if there are two, work more than one job to keep the family afloat. For our Sunshine, having a room mother for her class is just a dream…so I try to help. We have been doing this little project for the past four years….and I’m almost good at it! In early December she buys solid color ornaments. This is the first year we have found the non-breakable ones and it is great!!
Then she has the little darlings dip their hands in white paint and grasp the bottom of the ornament in their palm, leaving finger prints up the sides.
This is where I come in! Each little finger becomes a snowman or woman…depending on the hat I make! Some get top hats, some get baseball caps; a few even get cowboy hats! I use regular paint pens.
I haven’t drawn the stick arms on these yet…just working on their fashions right now. Twenty five kids with five fingers each…lots of snowmen!
Then each ornament gets a name. This is a great inexpensive project for Sunday school classes, Scouts, or just with the kids or grandkids.
Each one will go home with the children on the last day of school. My tree is filled with so many ornaments like these. I hope their parents will love and cherish them. While I am working on these, Sunshine is at home making individual banners for the children. Teaching school is not a career; it’s a calling :)
Don’t forget! Mr. Linky will be up tomorrow night for Deck the Halls! If you have participated or visited, I thank you! If not, I hope you’ll join the fun.
Now Click on the MM button on my sidebar to visit Susan for more makeovers!