I had some clear plastic Christmas bulbs that I purchased from Oriental Trading Company a couple years that we never found the exact right thing to do with them … until now. I handed them over to my four-year old with a bunch of Sharpie markers and she went to town – creating beautiful kid-made scribble ornaments.
The effect of her multi-colored scribbles worked perfectly. These particular ornaments spilt in two down the sides making them
hard impossible to fill up like the ones with the simple hole in the top. However, my daughter used this to her advantage and colored on both the outside and inside creating a fun dimensional look.
My seven-year-old son decided he wanted in on the fun too (lately he’s been steering clear of our crafty fun). He also enjoyed this freestyle creativity, but went for a slightly different effect …
The fact that they were plastic also made it easier for them to work with … and me less fearful of crushing a glass and someone getting cut. But I’m sure you could create the same cool effect on clear glass bulbs as well. If you give a try I’d love to see photos of the masterpieces!
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Laura Hutchison (aka PlayDrMom) is a chubby kid turned competitive figure skater tween turned high school pom pon girl turned MSU Spartan turned grad student turned Mrs. HutcH turned Dr. turned Mom. She adores living in the Mitten, is addicted to Diet Coke, and firmly believes that ice cream is a main food group.