Guess how much I love you? Christmas Tree Ornament

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Guess how much I love you really is the most beautiful children’s book!!

The story is heartwarming and kind and the watercolor painted illustrations are beautifully gentle!

We signed up to participate in the 10 Days of Kid-Made Christmas Ornaments – inspired by books, and this idea was certainly something we wanted to do!

Our Christmas Tree Ornament is a great child’s project, and it makes a fantastic gift!

Love you to The Moon and Back - Christmas Tree Ornament

Our – Love you to the Moon and Back Moon Love Hangers!! 

We made ours from salt dough – you can however make this from clay – we always use DAS Air Hardening Modeling Clay when working on projects.

How to Make salt dough… – here is the link to our fail proof simple recipe!

How to make a Guess How Much I love you Ornament

When you have your salt dough – or clay – ready, this is how to make a moon with two circle cookie cutters…

You need 2 circles. The biggest one is the final size of the moon and the smaller one (about 2/3 of the large one) is going to be used to cut out the centre.

First cut the larger circle – and then cut out the moon shape – illustrated above!

Additionally I made little stars and hearts – these are going to hang on the bottom.

(We ended up just using the hearts…)

Drying Salt Dough Christmas Ornament

I added in holes to hang our ornament before I dried it – the best holes are made with drinking straws!!

Big hole at the top – to hang the ribbon, and a smaller hole at the bottom – to hang the hearts…

When our salt dough was dry we all got painting! We used Acrylic Paint – as we want it to last – and I made sure I mixed the yellow – orange and green ‘watercolor’ colors before hand.

Guess How much I love you Paint colors

I don’t like to give to many instructions when painting with children. I prefer the process to be free and un – adult – interrupted as much as possible.

By choosing the colors I can at least give some direction to the final project – without saying a word.

Making our Love you to the moon Christmas Tree Ornaments

Once the paint was dry we added string on the top to hang out ornament on the tree – and with a little nylon, we added the hearts underneath.

You can of course choose anything you like to hang it with – ribbon, cotton, most things work well!

Guess How Much I love you Child Made Ornament

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Guess How Much I love you = Kid Made Christmas Tree Ornament

If you do not already have this beautiful little book I really recommend it!

I don’t often push a book – as it is such a personal choice – but this one is without a doubt something to have on your shelves!

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Here are some useful (affiliate) links to get your copy:

Board Book + Toy Set – This is such a great Gift Idea!

Lap Sized Board Book

Hardcover Book

Pop Up Book

Little Library – including 4 little (tiny) board books

How much do I love this Ornament Love it to the moon and back - inspired by the book Guess How much I Love you, this child made ornament makes for the perfect Christmas Craft Activity and Gift!

Why not take a look at the other fabulous Kid-Made Christmas Ornaments that are on show today!

Super Easy Light Up Rudolph // Left Brain Craft Brain

Witch’s Broom Ornament // Great Googa Moogas

Kid Made Yeti Ornament // House of Burke

Rain Forest Diorama // The Natural Homeschool

Personalized Name Ornament // The Educators Spin On It

Nutcracker Clothespin Craft // Castel View Academy

Owl Moon – Pinecone Owl Ornaments // Freshly Planted

Grinches Heart // Adventures in Wunderland

Eiffel Tower // Non Toy Gifts

 

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Here are all the other Ornaments on Show – from this year and last!


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15 Comments

  1. Shelah

    Guess How Much I love you really is a sweet book. The ornaments that you made to go with the book are really lovely. They would make great grandparent gifts.

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  2. Gwen

    These are so beautiful! This would make a great gift to wrap the book and put this on the outside of the package. Completely charming! Love them!

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