Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Crafting with my kids: Lump of Coal Ornament

My 5 year old is obsessed with lumps of coal.  She has an ongoing joke with one of her teachers about lumps of coal and wanted to "make a lump of coal" as a gift.  This is what we came up with.  I don't know if this has been done before, we just used what we had on hand (and there was no coal involved.)

I recovered some Styrofoam from our bin.
We glued them together to form a coal-like shape.
Miss Lily painted the shape black.

Glue some pretty ribbon and add a covered pin.  Hang your ornament.

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  1. This is too cute!!! My family has an on-going lump of coal joke and these are getting made for next year! Thank you for sharing!!!

  2. This is a great idea. I love that you used styrofoam. That ribbon is beautiful. So much fun!

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  4. This is amazing! The resemblance is incredible!

  5. I can think of quite a few people I know who need this. ;-)


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