This afternoon while our chicken was roasting on the barbecue we created some Christmas ornaments. A category Abby took second in last year (I think). With her painted lightbulb with sparkly gems.
This year we went with styrofoam balls, sequins, beads and straight pins.
Abby really enjoyed making these. It's a great craft for an older child who can handle the straight pins themselves. Having done it I think it's probably helpful to give the balls a quick spray with some spray paint. That's a lot of white to cover with sequins and beads for the little ones.
In the next couple of days we'll be working on rice krispie squares and cupcakes for Abby to decorate. As for me I've got a carrot cake I plan on entering. We'll see if I can bring home the red (ribbon) again this year.