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Newspaper Ornaments

Newspaper Ornaments
Newspaper Ornaments
Messiness: Low
Age Range: 4y - 9y
Estimated Time: <1 hour

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Jen Hansard
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Our four-year-old son has entered the dinosaur phase--he loves them! So much so that he wanted to decorate the Christmas tree with dinosaur ornaments. Unfortunately, we don't have T. rexes in our Christmas storage bin--so we got creative and made our own. This turned out to be an easy and fun craft that our son loved. Best part for me: We were able to make them from items in our recycling bin!

How We Did It

Newspaper Ornaments
We cut the newspaper and cereal boxes into smaller rectangles so that the cookie cutters would fit on them.
Newspaper Ornaments
Then we glued the newspaper to the cardboard (yes, right on top if it). We used white glue, but any kind of glue would work for this.
Newspaper Ornaments

Our son picked out some dinosaur cookie cutters and traced them onto the newspaper. (You could use any kinds of cookie cutters--butterflies, stars, gingerbread, etc.)

Newspaper Ornaments

Next we cut cut out the shapes. All the curves helped our son work on his fine motor skills.

Newspaper Ornaments
Punch a hole in the shapes and tie a string through the hole.
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Hang them from a tree, a door knob, or wherever you want to spread some dinosaur cheer!


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these would be fun gift tags as well!

posted by: Yvonne on 10.16.2012

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