Skill Level: 1-5
Time Frame: 15 min
- To explore elements of 3D designs using simple materials in an ingenious way.
- To create something 3D using only 2D materials.
- Cardstock, all colors and patterns, cut into circles 3” and smaller.
- Hole Puncher
- String or Monofilament
- Tweak Materials:
- White Cardstock Circles
- Watercolor Paints
- Cups for Water
- Mod Podge
- Paper towel
- Select one cardstock circle to be your center circle and the base of your ornament.
- Select 4-12 circles to add on.
- Fold these circles in half like a taco.
- Use scissors to cut a straight slit on the crease of the taco.
- Slide the half circles onto the base circle at the slit and open them into Vs.
- Practice with different size circles and different configurations to make a variety of different types of ornaments!
- Use a hole puncher to make a hole somewhere on your ornament where it makes sense to put it. Tie a string on in a loop and hang it on your tree.
You can make your own paper for the ornament, just to add another step to the process. You can marbleize your paper, paint it, or draw on a pattern. These steps are for making paper that looks like this:
- Choose several sizes of white cardstock for your ornament.
- Paint a base color of watercolor on each circle, covering all the white space.
- Paint a layer of Mod Podge over each.
- Repeat steps 2-3 with the backsides of the circles.
- Once dry, paint a layer of a different color watercolor on top of the Mod Pdge.
- While the paint is still wet, drip plain water all over the paper.
- Allow them to sit for a little while. When the paint is mostly dry except for where the water drops are, lay a paper towel over the hole thing and gently pull off.
- Repeat steps 5-7 with the backsides.
- Once dry, assemble as outlined above.
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