Friday we rolled out the dough, and used cookie cutters to make the shapes. They got to choose which ones to do and took turns cutting them out. Of course I watched over to make sure each had one of everything.....I knew a fight would break out later if I didn't.
Sunday once everything was cooled and hard we painted them. Yes both kids - 2 yrs and 4 yrs. It was messy, but both did a great job getting more pain on the ornaments then the table. I was proud! Even the 2 year old understood and did a really good job painting. Although she was not happy when I said we were done. :( When the paint was dry we got out the glue and I asked where they wanted to put it so we could add glitter to their creations. Yes I did help with the glue part, I figured I probably better. They got to sprinkle the glitter over the ornaments though, so that made them happy. Again when I said we were done the 2 year old threw a fit, but she was due for a nap so that didn't help matters.
Over all we had a GREAT time and I know once we finally get our tree up they are going to love seeing their creations decorating the tree. We had such a good time I belive we might do this again and make gifts for the grandparents and other relatives. :)
If you want to make ornaments, there is a list of recipes at: http://www.momsmarketonline.com/christmas-ornaments.html