And if anyone knows what movie I am referencing in the title (besides my husband and sister),
you totally deserve a prize!!!
(It's in my Top 10 Movies of all time - Seriously!!!)
(and most people haven't seen it - how sad)
I signed up to help Thing 1's class make ornaments, and after trying to figure out how to do one particular project, and realizing that it wouldn't work, this is what finally came to mind!
And thankfully, it worked!
Here's what you need for one ornament:
6 Glittery paper strips, 3/4 of an inch by 6 inches
1 Glittery chenille stem (pipe cleaner ... whatever)
6 beads* of one color (A)
5 beads* of another (B)
Hole Punch (the smaller, the better)
*Note: use beads with a small hole, these will work much better!
First, I put a bead (A) on the chenille stem about 1 inch from the end. I folded it over and twisted them together so that the bead was on the bottom.
Then, I punched holes in the paper strips, one on each end of each paper. Stack them together and put them on the stem, the pretty side of the paper facing the bead.
Then you put on the remainder of the beads, EXCEPT for the last one.
You should start and end this middle section with a (B) bead.
Then you bring the other end of the paper strips to the chenille stem,
and bring the stem through all of the papers.
Fan out the papers, and
add the very last bead (A) ... pushing down to the papers (it keeps the paper in place).
Then fold the rest of the chenille stem in half, twist it together just above the last bead,
forming a lovely loop for hanging.
And there you have it!
These were super easy, super cheap
and I made them with 25 3rd graders in less than 20 minutes!