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 Jingle Bell Tree Ornament

We were invited to join the book inspired 10 Days of a Kid-Made Christmas party. Since we love books and we have fun crafting with the kids, we were excited to join in and create our own book inspired ornament.

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Auntie Claus by Elise PrimaveraOur Jingle Bell Christmas Tree Ornament was inspired by the book Auntie Claus deluxe edition by Elise Primavera.

Auntie Claus is a lively character who is sure to capture the hearts and imaginations of young children. A young girl, Sophie, becomes determined to find out where her aunt disappears to once a year. Sophie not only discovers some surprises about her aunt, she also learns that it is better to give than to receive. Because the father in the story owns a jingle bell factory we wanted to have some bells in our ornament.

Jingle Bell Christmas Tree Ornament

After we had made the Jingle Bell Christmas Tree Ornament, I realized what a great sensory toy it was. My young friends just wanted to shake the ornaments and make jingle songs. It put us in quite a festive mood.

Materials for your own Jingle Bell Christmas Tree Ornament:

  • Small disposable cups
  • Yarn
  • String and Ribbon
  • Paper
  • Glue
  • Tape
  • Decorations

Instructions on how to make your own Jingle Bell Christmas Tree Ornament:

1) First we tied a piece of yarn and glued it to the bottom of the cup. Then we put a piece of tape over the yarn to make sure that it was secure.
Jingle Bell Tree Ornament Instructions 1

2) Cut strings and have the kids thread the strings through the bells. This is a great fine motor activity.

Jingle Bell Tree Ornament Instructions 2

3) Have the kids tape the strings inside the cup.

Jingle Bell Tree Ornament Instructions 3

4) Roll the paper into a cone shape and glue the edges down. Make sure to leave an opening at the top of the cone for the yarn to go through.

Jingle Bell Tree Ornament Instructions 3

5) Put glue around the outside of the cup and slip the Christmas Tree Cone over the cup.

Jingle Bell Tree Ornament Instructions 5

6) Decorate the tree.

Jingle Bell Christmas Tree Ornament

In the spirit of the message of the book, we made a rule that whenever the bells are jingled a compliment or a hug has to be given away to someone else. We are looking forward to a lot of jingling and a lot of giving in our home this year.

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We have teamed up with amazing bloggers to make book inspired ornaments. Melissa from Mama Miss is hosting the 10 Days of a Kid-Made Christmas party – go take a look at the 70+ ornaments:

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