Every year my kids are obsessed with different things. Trucks, dinosaurs, unicorns - the list goes on and on. Some of their obsessions are easy to commemorate with ornaments while others can be more of a challenge. Thankfully we have a fun and easy project that will help you remember every childhood passion as they grow up!
Here’s what you’ll need…
Take the plastic animal and gently hammer an eye hook into the top. For animals, I put it into their back. Once the screw has gone in a little, you can twist it the rest of the way in.
Once the screws are in the toys, place them in a box and do a thin coat of spray paint on them outside or in a well ventilated area. You don’t have to use a box but since it’s the holiday season and we have a million boxes around, it was an easy way to contain the paint.
The spray paint will dry in 2—30 minutes and you can do your next coat. After you have the desired look, turn the toy to all sides to make sure it is covered.
While we did gold glitter, you can use any color that goes with your decor.
Once the toys are completely dry, tie a piece of twine in a loop to create your ornament hanger.
You can either take a Sharpie and write the child’s name and year on the bottom or you can create a little tag for each ornament. This year my four year old is obsessed with the show Dangerous Animals on Netflix. Because this is so fast and easy to do, you could even make enough ornaments to do a themed tree in your child’s bedroom!
I plan on making these year after year to hang on our tree!