Today, my art class was transformed into a Christmas workshop. Each of my student's families brought supplies for a festive tree ornament - enough so that each student in the class - plus their teacher - could make one.
That's right. I love making ornaments too.
At the beginning of class, each group of siblings gave a little presentation, explaining the construction how-to's for their project. Once all the instructions had been given, we stood up and went to work, just like a team of professional Christmas elves in Santa's workshop.
And here are the fabulous ornaments we created.
|Pre-cut felt shapes strung on wire and finished with a ribbon bow and a bell.|
|Paper bird with fan-folded origami paper wings.|
|Six 11 x 1-inch strips of paper, glued into two long ribbons of three strips each, then accordion folded and glued end to end, to form a circle.|
|Glass heart-shaped ornament coated on the inside with a glue mixture, and then filled with just enough glitter to cover the inner surface of the glass.|
|Wooden star ornament pre-painted gold and collaged with strips of torn tissue and accented with sequins.|
When we were all done with our ornaments and plumb tuckered out from our workshop duties, one of the families had a last and most welcome surprise for us all: