Ornament No. 4 | Shadow Puppet Ornaments

Make  your own,  Shadow Box Ornaments, this  year. Tree trimming is, in itself, if a bit of an event or theatre. We take out all of our ornaments that are new, old, and handmade, every year. Each ornament that makes the tree, has a story. My Grandmother gave us a new ornament every year. Now, my mother does the same with our kids.  Shadow Box Ornaments are an idea that I can’t get into your hands quick enough. 

Come with me below and I’ll also share easy steps to ensure creating is fun with kids:

 

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Shadow Box Ornaments

 

As a little kid, I loved to lay under the tree and look up through the branches with their glitter and lights and ornaments. As a way to capture that magic that’s centred around a tree, I thought of this idea: make your very own Shadow Box Ornaments with your kids this year. These work anywhere, actually and could just be a very, fun, winter project to make with your kids for them to have in their bedrooms or in a special window in their house. 

Shadow Box Ornaments |  Materials: Match Box, Scisssors, Xacto Knife, Double-sided tape, transparent paper, coloured paper, black paper, pencil, glue gun, popsicle stick or similar, items to decorate with: paints, color pencils, sticker or similar, ribbon.

How to make a Shadow Box Ornament:

Step one: Cut Paper to wrap around the match box

Step two: With pencil, sketch window for front

Step three: Sketch window for backside, as well.

Step four: Cut Shadow puppet from black paper and attach.

Step five: Cut hole for shadow puppet to fit through. Cut holes on top for ribbon.

Step six: Slide shadow puppet on stick into place and attach ribbon, with ties on the inside of the box.

Step seven: Using double sided tape or glue cut transparent paper the same size as the “front stage window” and press into place.

Step eight: Decorate the outside of this wrapping.

Step nine: Remove inside tray from match stick box. Wrap the paper wrappings around the box and attach using double sided tape or glue gun.
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Like the Lucia Nightlight Ornaments (here),

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Winter wonderland wishes to you.

Willoway Wishes,

Gina

BONUS ORNAMENTS for KIDS:  

No. 1: Pine Cone Angel (here) with guest, Arielle  |  No. 2: Danish Woven Hearts (here) with guest, Mie  |  No. 3. Today’s Lucia Nightlight Ornaments with willowdayNo. 4: Shadow Box Ornaments with willowday

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