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Holiday Craft: Recycled Card Ornament

Use recycled holiday greeting cards in this festive craft project.

  • Grades: PreK–K, 1–2

What You Need

  • Yarn cut in 6-inch strips, with a knot on each end
  • A circle pattern
  • 5-inch paper plates
  • Bows
  • Used Christmas cards (If you don't have any Christmas cards, you can also use Christmas wrapping paper.)
  • Cotton balls
  • Silver glitter
  • Glue gun
  • Scissors
  • Glue

What You Do

  1. Trace a circle on the Christmas cards around the focal point of each image.
  2. Give each student a paper plate and a Christmas card.
  3. Have the student cut out the circle on her card.
  4. Glue the circle on the plate.
  5. Put glue around the plate and stick cotton on the glue.
  6. Put a small amount of glue on the cotton.
  7. Sprinkle the plate with glitter.
  8. Using the glue gun, attach the yarn to the back of the plate, so the student can hang her ornament. 

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