Holly Jolly Art Projects

I am loving these pinterest inspired ornaments.  They were SO easy and SO adorable!  Brown handprint, googly eyes, red pom pom nose and a loop of ribbon and you're done!

My little ones made these wooden ornaments with our super amazing science teacher! You can check out her blog {here}.  They painted pieces of wood (after learning about trees, of course), and decorated with super cute foam stickers.

 We also made applesauce ornaments. They are very plain, but smell SO ridiculously delicious and last forever.  Just mix cinnamon {I bought mine at the Christmas Tree Shop for $1 a pop, along with cookie cutters 3 for $2} with applesauce and white glue.  I used two cups of cinnamon, 1 3/4 cups applesauce and 1/4 cup glue.  It was a little too sticky so I just added tons more cinnamon. 
Of course I forgot to take a picture, but they looked a little something like these.

I found gift bags on sale 3 for a dollar at the craft store, so I scooped them up.  Here is what each proud little one brought home for their parents.

And here is what I gave each of them:
Three books and a mix CD of our favorite songs.  
I bought Gingerbread Mouse when it was a $1 scholastic selection, and stuck in two other books that were donated to our school (otherwise known as cheating).

I grabbed 100 CD's for $20 on Amazon.
I found these colorful "Memorex Keepers" soft plastic cases at Target for less than $6 for 50. 
I burned each little one a CD with 32 of our favorite songs.  I have done this every year and they love it! With my laptop and my school computer cranking, it only took a few hours (with plenty of interruptions in between) to burn 24 copies.
I also printed up labels for each CD and book to jazz them up a little.  Total cost for the book, CD and case was $1.32 per student.  Now that is what I call a great deal!

Happy Holidays!

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