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Easy Bubble Wrap Kid-Made Christmas Ornament

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Easy Bubble Wrap Kid Made Christmas Ornament from Lalymom

Today we are joining with Mama Miss and a huge group of lovely bloggers for the 20 Days of Kid-Made Ornaments Series. Our ornament is pretty easy to make but I did have to try out several different combinations of paint and markers to get it right!

To start I took some bubble wrap and did my test patches. I tried Crayola washable markers and they were streaky and wet on the plastic. I tried washable finger paints but they dried very matte and flaked off after they dried. I tried sharpie permanent markers and they dried nicely. I like them for the green of the tree. Then I tried the other colors of the sharpies to color some ornaments on the bubble side and they were too translucent, I didn't think they stood out enough. Luckily I had some permanent paint markers left from our Father's Day Mugs. The silver and gold markers were just the thing to color each of the bubbles to make ornaments on the tree!

So there you have it, and here is how to make one of your own. Please use your best judgment as to which steps your child can do- with or without help! I recommend you supervise the use of these materials the whole time- they are permanent markers.

Bubble Wrap Kid-Made Christmas Ornament Tutorial from Lalymom

Materials for Easy Bubble Wrap Kid-Made Christmas Ornament:

Bubble Wrap

Green Sharpie Permanent Marker

Permanent Paint Pen Markers

Star sticker or other decoration for the top of the tree

Brown construction paper

Ribbon or string to hang it on the tree



How to Make a Bubble Wrap Christmas Tree Ornament from Lalymom

Directions for Easy Bubble Wrap Kid-Made Christmas Ornament:

Cut a triangle of bubble wrap (mine is about 4 inches tall by 2.5 inches across the bottom)

Color the flat side with the green sharpie. Trim a rectangle from the brown paper and glue to the flat side for the stem. Allow the marker and glue to dry.

Flip over so the bubble side is facing up. Color the bubbles with the paint markers. Allow the paint to dry,

Trim the ribbon or string to the length you want and glue (or tape) to the back.

Glue or stick the star on the front on top. Allow everything to dry. Hang on the tree!

20 Days of Kid-made Christmas Ornaments from Mama Miss

Looking for more Kid Made Christmas Ornaments?

Check out my Frugal Shrinky Dinks Kid-Made Ornament and then head over to Mama Miss for the rest of the 20 Days of Kid-Made Ornaments series!! You can check it out below and be sure to follow the pinterest board so you can pin and  share your favorites easily!
Follow Melissa {mama♥miss}'s board Kid-Made Christmas: Ornaments on Pinterest.

Would you like to join in on the fun too?!

Here’s how:

  1. Go to the landing page here, for this series that Melissa at Mama Miss is hosting.
  2. Just link a KID-MADE ornament you’ve created with your kiddos (limited to 2 a day).
  3. Add this pretty little ornament shaped button below to your blog post, or your sidebar, or somewhere on your beautiful blog letting me know you are joining in on the fun too!!
  4. Label the ornament button: 20 Days of a Kid-Made Christmas: Ornaments
  5. Link the ornament button to: the landing page for this series.



The link up will be open from December 1st until December 21st for all entries.

Make sure to pop by these other fabulous bloggers too, that are participating in this series…

December 1st

Mama Miss

Here Come the Girls

Creative World of Varya

December 2nd

Housing A Forest


December 3rd


Crystal's Tiny Treasures

December 4th

Mama Smiles

One Perfect Day

Play Trains!

December 5th

Feels Like Home

How Wee Learn

December 6th

My Little 3 and Me

Glittering Muffins

Teach Beside Me

December 7th

The Connection We Share

Scribble Doodle and Draw


December 8th

The Library Adventure

Something 2 Offer

Learn with Play at Home

December 9th

The Pleasantest Thing

The Eyes of a Boy

Edventures with Kids

December 10th

Nothing if Not Intentional

Kitchen Counter Chronicles

Me & Marie Learning

December 11th

The House of Hendrix

Child Central Station

Happiness is Homemade

December 12th

eLeMeNO-P Kids

Coffee Cups and Crayons

Living Montessori Now

December 13th

Teach me Mommy

Mum in The Mad House

The Craft Train

December 14th



Imprints From Tricia

December 15th

True Aim Education

Sugar Aunts

The Life of Jennifer Dawn

December 16th

Powerful Mothering

Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds

Tutus & Tea Parties

December 17th

Teach Preschool

Plain Vanilla Mom


December 18th

P is for Preschooler

Discovering The World Through My Son's Eyes

Busy Kids = Happy Mom

December 19th

Mama Miss

Glittering Muffins

December 20th

Tips From a Typical Mom

Rockabye Butterfly

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