A Little Quality Time Goes a Long Way
December 11, 2012 by

My kids have almost every electronic item that is age appropriate or has games that are age appropriate that you can think of. Sometimes it saddens me to know we don't have any other kids on our street that they can play with, so they're stuck in doors with toys all the time. When my 6 year old finishes his homework, he eats and then he and my younger son would go into his room to play games. Other days, he's outside playing basketball. :(

I was trying to find something holiday related to do with my kids this past weekend. I wasn't in the mood to visit any of the local events we normally would, my husband and I just wanted to relax at home. As much as I wanted to stay in bed all weekend, I knew I would have to find something to do with my boys that they would find enjoyable, to keep them from the Play Station. That's when I thought about coloring the plain ornaments I bought for a project a little while ago!

Michaels had a big sale black Friday weekend, but of course I was not about to stay up until the wee hours of the morning, just to shop...so I clipped my coupons and went shopping mid afternoon. I looked around for boyish projects. I didn't want to create a Gingerbread House because this is FL and it will attract ants, lol. I also did not want to color/paint a bird cage because after it's finished, what the heck am I going to do with it? Surely not use it and attract bird poop all over my yard! So, I came up with the fun idea of my kids and I painting them together ornaments.

The ornaments were on sale for about 30 cents a piece with the coupon. They were plain white and just waiting for someone to create something cute with them. I was so excited to bring out my paintbrushes, paint and glitter. I also found old craft buttons I had from my son's 100 day project at school a year ago, cotton, shredded construction paper and Easter basket fillers. I then printed a page of cool designs I found online. After all of this preparation, guess what happened next? My boys said they'd prefer to use markers ONLY. Geeeeeeeesh!
Justin and Jaiden's Ornament Works of Art
Anyhoo, here are our works of art, lol!!! They're not masterpieces, but my kids and I had a good time coloring them. That's all that mattered!......
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