Thursday, July 13, 2017

It's Christmas In July!


It's finally here!  This has been like waiting for that magical morning and dashing down the stairs to see what's under the Christmas Tree.  First I want to thank SARAH for pulling this all together - a lot of work that gal does.  And she has gathered some beautiful things to gift over the 12 days - you just have to visit each of the blogs, leave a comment for them and have some fun!!

I share today with:





When Sarah asked for some possible projects for children, I had to raise my hand.  My three grandkids love crafting and I was gathering supplies to have a NaNa project to do with them next visit.


Supplies for this project are real simple and easy to gather.  Lots of stickers, glue (I found some fun glitter glue), ribbons, pipe cleaners, and any little fun crafty item that makes you happy.  AND a box of CD's.  I found all of these items in various Dollar Stores, so a very inexpensive craft project.


We are making Ornaments with the CD's and supplies.  I worked with a 3 yr. old, 6 yr. old , and 10 yr. old - so this shows you can work this project with different ages (recommend more serious decor for older kids).  My granddaughter LOVES stickers and anything sparkly.  It didn't take her long to figure this whole thing out.


I did have to help out with some of the 'harder' stickers, 


but the delight was discovering we could design on both sides!


We were watching a movie, too - sometimes that needed more watching than crafting.  And my daughter is in the middle of a kitchen/diningroom re-hab, but our temporary set up worked just fine.  While she spackled and painted we glued, glittered, and stickered.


Ah, back to work.  This guy was pretty good at cutting some of the items to make some design changes.


The glitter glue was VERY popular and we had to use every tube, even though there were two of each color - yup, each opened and used.


Just some of the finished ornaments - their second side drying.   Then their ribbon hangers can be added.  You can use a dremel to drill holes to a little more advance crafting with the older crowd.  Even craft paint can be used - I kept it simple with the smaller ones.  Just gather supplies and some kids and you will be surprised what they will create on their own.

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184 comments:

  1. This looks like so much fun and brings back many memories of crafty days. Those ornaments are going to sparkle and shine beautifully!

    ~Brandy

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  2. The blog hop is off to a fantastic start, and what glittery fun you all had, great photo shoot along the way, and for all those ages, truly fabulous .

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  3. Fun idea! It would be super easy to recycle old computer or music cds, too.

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  4. What a fun craft for the grand kids! Not one will be the same!
    nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

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  5. What fun! I'll have all six of my grandchildren here in a little over a week and I know what we'll be doing. Thanks!

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  6. Such fun at your house. Keepers for sure.

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  7. There can never be too many Christmas ornaments. My granddaughter will love making those, thanks for the tutorial.

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  8. so so cute. my nieces, now Moms of their own, used to do these at my house. great minds think alike LOL we would print off copies of their picture to put on one side with the year and the other side was a free for all crafting fun experience. love it!

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  9. What a great idea to use up old cd's - my grandaughter is all grown up now and I don't have anybody to share this project with, but well done to all your little kiddo's. Visiting today via Carole :)

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  10. Wonderful idea! My 5 year old granddaughter would love to do this. Last year she asked if she could have her own Christmas tree. I might be able to help her pull it off using your ideas. Thank you for participating in the Christmas in July blog hop.

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  11. What a fun project for little ones! Great idea!

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  12. Great project. When I was teaching, the CD ornament was very popular with my students. We put one of their school pictures in the center and then decorated. Changed it up with the little handprints of the K-1 students.
    So glad this is part of Sarah's 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop. D. Weeks (aka Momma Llama)

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  13. My grandkids love crafting too, so I'm always on the lookout for projects to do with them. This looks fun.

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  14. What a fun project--I don't have little ones yet, but I'll keep it in mind for when I do!
    Have a great weekend!

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  15. what a great idea! My kids love stickers, and Christmas too! Thank you.

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  16. What fun!!
    And, you are building beautiful memories with these precious Little Ones!!
    Pat T.

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  17. This one is so cute. Love the granddaughter's intense attention to the project. Know the kids loved the time with you too:)

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  18. WOW- I have several great grand kids that will love this when they come to my house. of course they will be doing it on the porch.

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  19. My grandma had crafts ready for me when I stayed with her and always encouraged my creativity. It's a gift of time that kids treasure!

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  20. Kids, glue and stickers go together like peanut butter and jelly. They did a great job.

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  21. What a great project, and such fun with your grands!

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  22. These are great to make all year long. They work great in gardens to scare off the deers and protect the plants.

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  23. My grands and great grands would love to do this!
    patsystitch@gvtc.com

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  24. Love all the ornament results-so cute! What a great project for kids (and adults). Thank you, Susan spierssusan52@gmail.com

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  25. This is a great idea for Grammy Camp! I have a friend who does this every year with her granddaughters. The 7 and 9 year old girls made bunny and pom-pom pillows to match their new bedrooms. I am saving these ideas for future grandkids.

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  26. Love the glitter and stickers. I will have to start collecting supplies as summer camp needs a new craft project. Thanks

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  27. Great way to use old computer disk. Thanks for sharing,

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  28. Glitter glue seems to be a favorite with grandkids no matter what the craft project. Thanks for sharing.

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  29. Those ornaments are too cute. A great use of old computer discs. Definitely want to try this :)

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    1. Oh, and to contact me: on my blog near top left sidebar is an Email old phone image. This goes to my contact form :)

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  30. Reminds me of when I was a preschool director, a long time ago. Fun projects.

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  31. What a fun project for the kiddies!

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  32. This is a super project for my toddler great grandchild!

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  33. The children are having a lovely time. Glue and sparkles are always a hit.

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  34. these are so fun and so gratifying for them. when our kiddos were younger we did similar things with cd's one that they really liked was attaching cd's in a row and hanging them in their bedroom windows so they became a sun catcher and had rainbows in their rooms.
    quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

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  36. Such cute ornaments and a great craft project.

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  37. It would also be neat to string these together and use dowels to make a mobile.
    Nice to see kids involved in something non-digital.
    Pat

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  38. my grandkids will love this idea - thanks for sharing

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  39. What sweet pictures, and a great idea.

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  40. How cute! I have the grandkids...now for the supplies!

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  41. Fun idea and great way to get the children involved in Christmas planning.

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  42. That's a great idea. I imagine the Christmas lights reflecting off of them would really make them sparkle. I have always used my old CDs to hang in the fruit trees to keep the birds away.

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  44. What a fun project! My grandkids love stickers. Thank you for the tutorial.

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  45. JUST IN TIME FOR MY GRANDKIDS VISIT THANKS FORTHE INSPERATION

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  46. Your are such an awesome 'Nana'! These will be fun and sparkly!

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  47. Such a great and resourceful fun project...I have to share this with my niece!

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  48. I am always looking for Christmas projects for my Sunday School class to do for gifts. This is a great idea! Even my youngest could do this with very little help.

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  49. What a fun idea! Thank you for sharing and participating in the blog hop!

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  50. A nice project using lotsa glitter for the Christmas tree!

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  51. Cute project for little ones.

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  52. Great idea. Who doesn't have unused CDs lying about?

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  53. Yep....Lets jump start their wonder and play and recharge our own.

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  54. Cute idea. We did this with my daughter's Brownie troop once.

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  55. Kids and stickers -- what's not to like!? What a clever idea. Thanks for sharing!

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  56. this is an absolutely wonderful idea. So simple and so fun. Can't wait for the picture of the tree come December.

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  57. Neat idea, Sharon. I may bring this up at our next quilt retreat. . .while you had fun with kiddo's I am thinking that quilters might have fun with it also.

    Have a lovely day,

    Sherry V.

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  58. Those are so cute! We all probably have a ton of old CDs hanging around! Thanks for a fun idea!

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  59. Cute idea for young children. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

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  60. Lovely tutorial! I am participating in the TATW by Sarah with a bundle of Craftsy's Colonial Manor in red and cream, but enlarging the strips to 3.5" wide and making 6 strip sets to make a queen size quilt. Thanks for hosting!

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  61. What fun! Those ornaments will be especially pretty when they are reflecting the lights from the Christmas tree. But I think the best part is likely the memories you made together.

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  62. That's a great project! I can see it used at elementary school holiday parties this year - teachers take note!

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  63. Such a cute project. Makes me wish my grandkids were younger.

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  64. Sweet that you are involving all of the wee ones! What a fantastic upcycle project!

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  65. What a fun project! Thanks for sharing!

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  66. Great project. I think we've got a bunch of those CDs lying around the storage room so I can try these with my grandkids, too. Thanks. kthurn(at)bektel(dot)com

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  67. My grand daughters love digging into the craft box that I have available for them. Great project and great fun!

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  68. My grandkids love making a craft. Looks like something fun and easy even for the toddlers.

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  69. This is a great project, Sharon. The ornaments are something that will be treasured for many years to come.

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  70. Cute idea. Thanks for sharing.

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  71. OMG your grandchildren are so adorable! And so are these sweet ornaments. Thanks for sharing.

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  72. Sweet way to keep the kids entertained and learning at the same time...And get some cute ornaments for them to hang on the tree :-)

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  73. What a fun idea! Thanks for sharing it with us.

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  74. Those are so cute and fun!!!

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  75. What a great idea and such sweet photos!

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  76. Looks like everyone had a fun time. My grandchildren are teens so....

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  77. Those will sure add some sparkle to the Christmas tree and around the house. Great idea! Thanks. :)

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  78. Looks like you and the kids had fun! Can't wait to see the tree decorated with your new ornaments!

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  79. oh my gosh, how fun!! I want to make one too :-)

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  80. Looks like the kids really had a blast making these!

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  81. What fun for your grandkids and you to have a project to make together...and the ornaments turned out great. Bet the kids loved this! Thanks for sharing.

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  82. Great fun for the little'uns. My grandies just love to craft and will love these TY

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  83. What great ideas! When my son was young we made lots of ornaments and other crafts. Shrink Art was probably our favorite.

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  84. Such a great idea. I used to make ornaments with the kids and grandkids when they were small. It was so fun and it's always great to encourage their creativity. Thanks for the idea.

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  85. This brings back so many memories of when my children were little. They would be glitter all over the house for days! Thank you for the blog hop

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  86. Looks like a fun project to do with my grands!!! Thank you for suggesting it!

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  87. What a fun, festive project. I bet the kids will love this. cknapp3626(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  88. Looks like the children had a great time

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  89. Our daughters had such a love of glitter (me, not so much). They would love Christmas crafts because I allowed them to use glitter for those crafts. Such good memories with the girls and our craft days!

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  90. What a great idea to entertain the grands! I will have to keep that in the back of my head when my girls get a little older.

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  91. Kids and crafts - a perfect combination!
    tvonzalez at gmail dot com

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  92. What a nice idea for younger kids. I wish I had some at that age to do this. Thanks for sharing.

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  93. Great idea for the kids. I keep my grands over the summer and during the rest of the year too. Busy hands make happy Grammy's

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  94. Such a fun idea! Thank you.

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  95. What a great idea! My grandnieces and nephews will have a great time making these for mom and dad.

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  96. What a clever and inexpensive idea using CD's for kids to decorate! They are so shiny, iridescent and large enough for little hands. Thanx for the idea, Scrappy

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  97. This looks like a lot of fun!

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  98. Wow! Such a fun and clever idea! I'm passing this idea along! Thanks!

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  99. Grandmas always need projects for those adorable grandkids! Reply: pjrquilter (at) msn (dot) com

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  100. Looks likes lots of fun was had by all. I love the two ornaments with the Owls.

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  101. Glitter glue doesn't last long at my house- pink is always a favorite for some weird reason. I gave away 2 unused 50 packs of cds and dvds last week. Never thought to use them for crafts....

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  102. Now that is an enjoyable and useful craft day! Thanks for sharing your wonderful idea. dezertsuz at gmail

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  103. Looks like your grandkids had a great time with this project!

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  104. Cute ornament idea. I have some grands that will enjoy this craft. Thanks.

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  105. How perfect - I am going to copy your idea with my grandkids - I know they will love it!

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  106. Looks like fun will miss crafting with my grandson this Christmas ..Matts in maine and I am now in michigan .happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  107. Looks like fun will miss crafting with my grandson this Christmas ..Matts in maine and I am now in michigan .happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  108. What great craft ideas for children's Christmas crafting. Good start to the Christmas Blog.

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  109. It's so much fun to make crafts with children. Thanks for sharing.

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  110. You're blessed to have grandchildren! These look like fun crafts for young ones.
    Debbie
    ollieami@aol.com

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  111. Wow, what a great idea, Sharon!!! I can guarantee this will be on my "fun things to do with the grandkids" list!!! Thanks so much for getting the hop off to such a great start!

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  112. Great idea. I have trouble finding things to interest a just 4 year old and an 11 year old. The 11 year old is bored with us this summer. He gets spoiled by a friend of mine who has lots more energy than I. Then he comes back and moans about being bored. We did play a version of Monopoly with dogs. The kennel was the "jail." He did like that with Ga. He whooped me. Thanks for a great idea.

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  113. Great idea for the kids. Hard to keep them busy and offline.

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  114. Getting the little kids involved artistically at this stage is so important to future creations! All art is beautiful and they can be so proud of their work when they see it displayed during the holidays. This looks like such a fun activity!

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  115. Great project for little ones!

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  116. How creative! I bet those ornaments will be really shiny and reflect the light of the Christmas tree.

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  117. My four grandson's are probably too old for this project. I would have loved using this idea in earlier years. Looks like fun.

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  118. I am always on the lookout for fun things to do with my four grandkids and your idea looks like a winner. I know my three youngest will enjoy decorating some CD ornaments.

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  119. Awesome. I love CD crafts. I need to find a couple of kiddos who want to do something.

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  120. Fun idea to do with future kiddos in my life! Thanks for sharing.

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  121. This looks like so much fun!! Thanks for sharing!

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  122. This would be a fun project with all ags.

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  123. What a great way to spend time with the little ones

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  124. I gave all my old CDs to the Art Teacher at school, I'll share your idea with her. Thanks!

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  125. I have done similar projects with CDs with my grandsons. Fun to see what their creations will be.

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  126. I love upcycling. Thanks for the idea.

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  127. What a neat little idea. I will be sharing this with my daughter who does daycare. Thank you

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  128. great idea...and a useful project for all those dead cd manuals from ancient computer equipment.

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  129. What a fun idea! They will be so sparkly on the tree.

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  130. This is a great idea. Thanks for sharing it.

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  131. I believe that I left my comment on the wrong post. Thanks for participating in the 12 Days of Christmas in July Blog Hop and thanks for sharing your project for tiny crafters!!

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  132. Looks like the kiddos are having a lot of fun! Thanks for participating in the Blog Hop.

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  133. I know someone who is lookong for things to do with her 4 year old. She will love these.

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  134. This is such a fun activity for kids!!! Love it!!

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  135. Cute idea, my granddaughter would love that too. Thanks!

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  136. Great ideas. My grandchildren love crafting with me.

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  137. great craft, will have to give it a go, next visit with the grands. Thanks for the wonderful idea :)

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  138. Looks like such fun and what a creative bunch... I eagerly await grandchildren to craft with.

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  139. Looks like such fun and what a creative bunch... I eagerly await grandchildren to craft with.

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  140. What an awesome idea! Thank you for sharing it.

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  141. I'm always looking for craft ideas for my grandkids to do. Thank you!

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  142. This is a cute project, I have done this with kids in my classroom. Thanks!

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  143. Thanks for sharing. Great looking ornaments

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  144. Oh, to have some little ones around again! Thank you for sharing.

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  145. Looks like fun. Thanks! tljeo at yahoo dot com

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  146. Always looking for ideas for Grandkids. Thanks
    Swoot@att.net

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  147. What a fun idea to do with kids. Thanks for sharing

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  148. Great way to keep those little hands busy. Thanks for sharing the idea.

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  149. What a fantastic way of Nana & grandkids to bond. Thank you for being part of the 2017 Christmas in July Blog Hop.

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  150. This is such an AWESOME project! Thank you for sharing!

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  151. Sharon- it's so great that this kid friendly idea is included for the Christmas in July hop. Looks like they had a grand time too.

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  152. My granddaughter (who is now married and expecting her first child) and I loved to do crafts together. I taught her how to cross stitch and we made some nice crafts.
    Thanks,
    Peggy
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  153. Those are just adorable and I'm sure they had a blast making them.

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  154. My son would love making those.

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  155. NEAT! THANKS FOR SHARING IN THE CHRISTMAS HOP!
    msstitcher12142gmail.com

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  156. I wish my grandchildren lived close enough to craft with, but I will not see them until Christmas. Fund ideas. Thank you.

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  157. Nothing like fun with the grandkids time!
    susanprincess at att dot net

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  158. What a great project to do with children!

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  159. What a great project idea for the little ones. This would be a great thing to do with family gatherings as well. Creating memories together. :)

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  160. Thanks for such a doable project.

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  161. What a fun project to do with the grandkids. We always made ornaments during Christmas time. We made such great memories.

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  162. These look great all hung in a window, I made some of these with my class at school recently. x

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  163. Oooh fun! My kiddo would love this!

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  164. What a cute idea - kids always love any kind of crafts.

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  165. Great idea- my kids are very into upcycling crafts... this is perfect!

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  166. Cute idea for keeping the little ones occupied and learning to make new ornaments.

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  167. That's a really fun idea for crafting with kids! Thanks for sharing :)

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