A great gift with marbles and a Christmas ball

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Need a great parent gift but want your child to actually make it?

If you happen to start early, you can find clear plastic Christmas ornaments at Walmart and other stores that carry craft supplies. I like to stock up on them when I get the chance and I had quite a few left over from last year. Now that I have some time at home with my grandsons, we took out a few marbles and our Christmas ornaments for a little creativity and play…

The How To

To make mommy a gift, I added a couple of drops of acrylic paint inside each ball. Just a tiny drop is all you need for this…

Then my grandsons dropped in a marble and we taped up the top. Then the boys shook the marbles all around the balls which is definitely the fun part…

Once the paint was all swirled around inside the plastic ornaments, we dumped out the marbles and had a set of beautiful ornaments to give mommy and their other grandma for Christmas…

Since shaking the marbles is really the fun part, we put a few marbles in empty clear plastic ornament (no paint added this time) and taped up the top…

The Boys Love This Part

Then the boys started shaking away. They were so serious as they concentrated on the marbles going around the ornaments…

The boys enjoyed watching the marbles spin around the balls really fast and then really slow….

Looks like I will need to restock on our plastic ornaments for next year!

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Deborah J Stewart

Deborah J Stewart

Every time I think I know everything I need to know about teaching young children, God says, "Hold on a minute!" and gives me a new challenge.

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With each new challenge that you overcome, you will find yourself better equipped and more passionate about teaching young children.

God didn't call wimps to lead, teach, or care for His children. Nope, he has high expectations, so get ready. You will have to give your very best but after teaching for over 30 years, I can tell you that it is a wonderful and rewarding journey.

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