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Winter Ornaments

My students made some pretty awesome Christmas decorations this week, thanks to my fifth grade team!  These are projects that they do every year, but it was brand new to me.  The first was a stained glass ornament.  

To make these, the students traced a printed design onto an overheard transparency (does anyone use those anymore??).  They then colored it in with permanent marker.  We encouraged them to color in each section to make it truly look like stained glass.  I cut out the inside of a small plain paper plate.  The students taped their design onto the back of the plate.  Last, we punched a hole in the top and added a string.  Some students chose to decorate the plate as well.  They came out great!

We also made snowflakes.  I think these are so beautiful!  I also thought they were super complicated to make.  But they are not!

Here are the directions from my Resource teacher:

Here is a link to more in-depth directions.  The directions are not in English, but the pictures make it very easy to follow!  The kids had a great time making these on Wednesday and proceeded to make many more every chance they got for the rest of the week!


  1. I adore the ornaments!!! What a great way to use leftover transparency sheets I have stuffed in a closet collecting dust! :)

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