I'd been wanting to make some Winter Solstice-type ornaments for our tree this year with the boys, so when I saw this post over at Play at Home Mom I figured out that with a little tweaking snowflakes could become beautiful suns.
For this simple project you just need some sparkly golden pipecleaners and orange and yellow translucent pony beads:
Cut two pipecleaners into fourths so that you end up with 8 small pieces. Twist your pieces together into a sun shape:
Then let the beading begin! (yes, Peter had been using the face crayons earlier that day!)
As suggested over at Play at Home Mom, you can use wire cutters to turn the ends of the pipecleaners down once they've been beaded. These would look pretty on the tree or even in a sunny window hung up with a suction cup and fishing line:
We will be gathering with a few friends to celebrate the Solstice, and the boys and I decided that these will be lovely gifts for each family to take home afterwards.
If you have any ideas for Winter Solstice ornaments I'd love to see them! We are putting up the tree this Saturday and I'd like to add a few more things. :)
Linking this up to Jingle All The Way over at Edible Entertainment:
And Crafty Moms Share: