It is that time of year again….time to make another ornament to give to our family and friends from Little Monkey. I had been saving some ideas on a Pinterest board and let him pick one of the options. He decided on this bottle cap snowman. I ordered the bottle caps off of Etsy and the other supplies we had on hand. (You could use bottle caps from sodas/beer if you have them, they would just need some white spray paint first—and a good washing!)
When we sat down to work on the snowmen, I had Little Monkey line up sets of three bottle caps.
The next step I took care of for Little Monkey. I attached a ribbon loop to the back of all three bottle caps with hot glue. This serves to hang the ornament on the tree and hold all the bottle caps in the right place. After I had the parts glued together, Little Monkey took over with the rest of the project. (This really is a pretty quick and easy project!)
I drew him a sample on a piece of paper so that he would know what parts the snowmen needed. Each snowman got two black eyes, one orange carrot nose, four to five black mouth coal pieces and three black coal buttons.
After getting ready for bed (hence the wardrobe change), we worked on labeling gift bags and putting an ornament in each one. Little Monkey also wrote his name and the year on the back of the ornaments! He is very excited to give out his ornaments. He already took one to his teacher, who loved it and immediately put it on the Christmas tree in her classroom. (If you are in our family, please act surprised and excited when Little Monkey gives you your ornament!)
Need ideas to make ornaments of your own? Here are the other ornaments we have made: