Welcome back! I hope everyone had a wonderful thanksgiving. I know I enjoyed our family gatherings. It’s just so nice to see your loved ones you don’t get to see often enough. My favorite moments is seeing the kiddos get to bond and make memories together. So sad that it’s over, but they’ll be more memories to make each and every day!
Today, I took the girls to a workshop at the Home Depot. They got to assemble a Christmas stocking ornament. Although, theirs is not completely finished, I wanted to share how beautiful the ornaments turned out. Sorry to disappoint, but I totally forgot to take pictures as they were assembling their ornament since I was helping both of my sweeties safely construct their ornament. As I explain the process, hopefully you get the picture. It is fairly easy.
The girls were each given a kit which included: the ornament itself, 2 frame sides, the frame bottom, the nails, 2 clear plastic sheets, a string, and a sticker sheet. We aligned the 2 side frames with the bottom frame piece, and then nailed them together. They used the glue to help attach the frame to the ornament itself and then nailed in the rest of the nails to make it secure. Next, the girls picked out their paint colors. One picked classic Christmas colors: red and green, while the other picked white, pastel blue, and yellow. What kid doesn’t like painting? They enjoyed painting… I think that was their favorite part! My oldest is quite the perfectionist, she got upset when the red paint got on top of the green paint. I let her know it was okay and suggested adding more green to cover up the red. Everything was great again!
Afterwards, we packed up to go home and let their ornaments finish drying before adding the finishing touches. A few hours passed, I added the string and knotted it, while the girls added their sticker and signed their names. Oh, but wait it’s not done yet, I have to printout a beautiful picture of each of my girls and insert it into their ornament to make it complete and ready to hang on our Christmas tree (when we get a Christmas tree.)
Overall, they absolutely loved every moment of creating their ornaments, from working with tools to choosing their paint colors. One of them actually drew on the back of her ornament when she got home. Next week, their supposed to making a Christmas calendar and the girls are just so excited to attend so keep a look out hopefully, I’ll remember to take pictures.) So if you’re a parent looking for something for your kid(s) to do on the weekend, check out Home depot to see when and what type of workshops they have for the kiddos. It’s free and you’re kids will love it! Well, until next time. Thanks for caring and always share!