The ornaments range from FIAR themed to whatever the kids felt like making this year but all ornaments received are so appreciated. We have loved to create our own and look forward to our new ones arriving in the mailbox.
With my kids getting older this ornament exchange thing has gotten a lot easier on me. They come up with the plan and do the whole thing. I simply make sure they have the supplies they'll need on hand to complete their project on time. Gotta love that!
This year, A. wanted to do an ornament based on one of the books from FIAR Vol. 4, The Pumpkin Runner.
A. is a great artist and came up with the idea of drawing the last picture in the book that shows Joshua and his dog from behind in silhouette. After drawing the image she cut out pumpkin shapes from card stock, colored them to look like pumpkins and attached her picture to the pumpkin. I laminated them, she punched a hole, threaded gold thread through the hole for a holder and voila! Our Pumpkin Runner ornaments were a fait accompli! :)
Front of ornament
Back or ornament
A. with her completed ornaments
E. R and J joining in on the fun
Here are the ornaments we've received so far from our FIAR friends. We'll be getting a total of 8 this year and we almost have all of them. Yay!
The ABC Bunny from Ohio
A Snowflake Bentley would be proud to look at under his scope from Ohio
Harold's Purple Crayon from Costa Rica
Hanna's Cold Winter from Illinois
another Hanna's Cold Winter, this one from Ohio!
Thank you to all your fabulous FIAR Mama's. We love our new ornaments and can't wait for our last three to arrive. :)