After giving the children the go ahead to make decorations for their own Christmas tree we quickly ran out of tape and are well on the way to being out of staples. They are having so much fun. Almost every spare moment is filled with ornament making. Even quiet time reading has become time to search through craft books for more ideas.First, the kids made a paper chain longer than our school room to use as garland for the tree. Miriam and Rebekah made paper angels to perch in the top branches. We haven’t made a homemade tree topper yet– Miriam has found the joy of searching pinterest with me looking for ideas.The younger children keep me busy ironing perler bead ornaments, while the big girls sew felt ornaments.
The school room tree is my favorite Christmas tree, I’m so glad Rob thought of getting a tree for this room. Though our ‘real’ tree in the den is also covered with homemade ornaments the children made in years past, I like that the school room tree is completely theirs. It’s also helped relieve the burden our big tree bares– this year we had to leave off several ornaments because the big tree got full too quickly. The kids love to create, but when we make new ornaments it means at least 4 new ornaments for hanging each time! Now the school room tree can hold all those extra ornaments and I don’t have to limit how many the children make or hang.