Whenever I look at our Christmas tree, I have to smile. Slowly over the years, all of our beautiful glass bulbs have been being replaced one by one by homemade keepsake ornaments. Our tree is filled with so much love and memories.
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My daughter has been insistent that our tree doesn’t have enough ornaments this year, so we have been working on filling it up. Salt dough ornaments are our favorite. With cookie cutters and paint, there are a million possibilities. We had an idea to press puzzle pieces into our clay to make these “pieces of my heart” ornaments.
We do not throw anything away in our house. Everything is a craft opportunity, so we hold on to it. I have a box full of old puzzle pieces. I pulled out the bag of old pieces & wanted to try to make a craft with them.
My sweet child has really been getting into the holiday season. I can tell this is going to be a fun year for our little munchkin.
A few weeks back we made a butterfly craft out of an old Doc Mcstuffins puzzle that had missing pieces. We still have several other pieces left & you all know how I hate to throw anything away, so please excuse me if I go a little crazy on puzzle piece crafts until I use them all up.
My daughter may be a little princess, but she also likes to play like a boy as well. She loves dinosaurs, bugs, cars & trucks. She had been asking to make trucks the last few days, so tonight we finally did,
We glued two end pieces together & let them dry.
We decided on a fire truck, so Mai painted the pieces red. We painted the blank back side of our puzzle pieces.
After the red dried, we added in our windows & other details using paint & markers for the finer details.
We glued our pieces to a piece of construction paper & painted in our wheels & a ladder. These would make a cute wall hanging in a child’s room.
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