The holidays mean a lot of breaks for school-age kids and that can leave moms pulling their out during such a busy time of year. Add a handmade touch to your candy Christmas tree and enjoy school breaks with your kids with these easy kids cotton candy ornaments.
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It’s Day 4 and we are sharing Kids Christmas Craft Ideas!
Raise your hand if you love cotton candy!! Now you can add one of your favorite sweet treats to your candy Christmas tree decorations.
Even better, this ornament is so easy to make that your kiddos can totally get in on the crafty fun. Pull it out on one of the many school breaks this season and entertain the little ones while still getting your home holiday ready.
- Cotton Balls
- Red and Blue Food Coloring
- Paper Towels
- Cardstock of Choice
Mom Tip: I recommend you prepare the the cotton balls before doing this craft with the kids. They can totally help prepare the cotton balls but it is a lot of waiting.
First, add a small amount of water to a plastic container.
Next, add 3 drops of red food coloring and 2 drops of blue food coloring then mix.
Add some cotton balls to your water and make sure they are submerged.
Leave your cotton balls in the colored water overnight.
After your cotton balls have soaked overnight pull them out and place them on some paper towels to dry. This can take a few days to complete.
Once your cotton balls have dried, pull them apart so that they are a fluffy ball.
Next, roll your cardstock into a cone and secure it with glue. Hot glue works quickest for this but you can use regular liquid white glue. If using liquid glue, allow it to dry before moving on.
Then trim any excess paper so that your cone is even.
Now cut a length of ribbon that is long enough to become a hanger for your ornament.
Next, glue one end of the ribbon to the top of the open part of your paper cone.
Continue attaching your ribbon by gluing the remaining end on the opposite side of your open paper cone.
Lastly, glue your pulled cotton ball onto the open part of the cone. Be sure that your ribbon hanger goes around the cotton ball so that you can still hang it.
Allow the glue to dry completely, then hang on your tree and enjoy!
Now you can make your own awesome ornaments for your tree and it won’t cost you a fortune. These kids cotton candy ornaments will also brighten your kids spirits every time they see their creations on your tree this year. After you have your cotton balls dying, check out the other amazing kids Christmas crafts from all of my friends below!
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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.