Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Homemade Christmas: Noodle Ornament

The Frog Princess made this ornament for me as my
Christmas present last year.

Her wonderful Kindergarten teachers make these every year and I love them!

I think they start by tracing a template of the star shape.
(or the teachers may have pre-cut them...)

The star is cut out of white posterboard.

Note: a small hole is punched in the top so a ribbon can be threaded through it to hang it up later.

The kids glue assorted noodles/dry pasta onto the stars with white school glue
(and leave the centers open).

When they are dry, the teachers spray paint them metallic silver outdoors and let them dry.

Then, the kids glue a small photo of themselves in the center.

Mine hangs on the wall year round but travels to the tree for Christmas.

I can't wait to get one from Mini-Saurus in a few years!

These are the treasures that will hang in my nursing home room
(many years down the road!)


Tan Family said...

Adorable! Very creative. :)

Adventures in Dressmaking said...

I have a noodle ornament with a 1st grade school photo of my fiance on it... he made it all those years ago! Their family made a bunch that year, I will have to look at them when I go visit for Christmas... His is just a square hanging from a corner. I like the star, what other shapes would be good? They are so cute! Thanks for sharing!

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Cassie said...

What a cool ornament idea! Please come by my blog and link this post up to my Christmas post roundup! I would love for people to be able to get last minute ideas!

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

What a fantastic idea - after reading the title, I wasn't expecting anything even half as pretty as that. Really nice.

Staci said...

LOVE it! I think I will be making some today!

Lisa said...

I love these! I made my mom a jewelry box with pasta, a cigar box and gold paint for christmas when I was in kindergarten. And she still has it!!!! Your ornament looks just beautiful on the tree!
Happy Holidays!

Rachel said...

That is such a cool idea -- thanks for passing it along!

Elise said...

What a beautiful looking ornament. Such a simple craft, yet it looks so effective and we still have enough time to do this one. Thank you for sharing.

Mama King said...

Beautiful! The silver really adds to it! I remember making noodle ornaments when I was little but they did not have the extra flair. It makes me want to spray paint everything silver!

vanessa said...

I remember making one of these when I was a kid! Thanks for reminding me. I think my daughter would love to make one. I think I can round up some noodles somewhere...

Feeling Fit With Dana said...

such a cute ornament. I still have all the ones the kids made for me when they were in school and I put them on the tree every year! I love them!! Stopping by from SITS!

Laine said...

Love it!! Thanks for sharing!! I can't wait to make these with my kiddos tomorrow!

Once Upon a Parent said...

These are so great. I was just thinking my house could use more holiday decorations and ones that my boys could help make. These would be great as a garland! I also just realized you from NOVA. My family just moved from there and are now about an hour away. Hello fellow metro DC blogger.

Tas said...

Gorgeous! I love the things that the kidsa re bringing home for MOther's Day, Easter, Christmas. It makes everything so personal.

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