These ornaments made from egg cartons are a fun Christmas craft for preschool-aged children to make. You can hang them on your own tree or give them away as gifts. Your child will enjoy the sound they make.
For this project you will need:
- Styrofoam egg carton
- Elmer’s glue
- Small bells
- Paper plate
Use the scissors to carefully cut apart the styrofoam egg carton (see photo). Each egg carton will make 12 bells.
Give your child a paper plate with some glue poured on it and let he or she use a paintbrush to cover a bell with glue.
Next let your child sprinkle glitter all over the bell and set aside to dry. It will take several hours to dry completely.
After the glue is dry use the point of the scissors or a sharp knife to poke a small hole in the top of the bell.
Cut a length of yarn about 6 inches long. Thread one end of the yarn through the top of the small jingle bell and pull through until both ends of the yarn are even.
Turn styrofoam bell upside down and thread both ends of yarn through the hole and out the top of the styrofoam bell. The jingle bell will keep the yarn from pulling all the way through.
Turn styrofoam bell right side up and tie the two ends of the yarn together as a hanger to hang the ornament on the tree.
That’s it! Make sure to let your child have one to play with 🙂
Written by Rachel Paxton.