At the moment all my children are thinking about is presents! I would like to instill in my children the true meaning of Christmas. That Christmas isn’t just about the presents, but instead it’s about the birth of Christ. However since the thought of presents is constantly on my mind I decided to make a charm. I have several math manipulatives lying around my house and wanted to create something out of them. This present charm turned out great! You could wear it with a chain or whatever you choose. You could also wear it on a charm bracelet. I know charm bracelets are not quite the same as the used to be, but I still have one.
~Acrylic Paint/paint pens
~Link for Charm
~Fixative of choice
~Wooden block 1′ x 1′ or 8 1/2′ x 1/2′
Step 1: Paint your blocks on all four sides.
Step 2: Glue your blocks together or your 1′ x 1′ block. Add your eyelet so you can add your link later.
Step 3: Once your blocks are glued you can begin to add your ribbon. Start at the top by making a hole in the center of the ribbon to go over the eyelet.
Step 4: Then loop it around your bottom criss cross the ribbon and bring it up the opposite sides.
Step 5: Now tie the bow and add your charm link. Make sure to spray/paint your Fixative. I used Modge Podge.
Now you have the perfect present that your child will always have! Maybe you could think of something clever like this present represents the birth of Christ. That way the present is a constant reminder that they should always put HIM first. If you think this size is too bulky for a necklace or bracelet then you could always use it as a miniature Christmas tree ornament. My daughter has a two foot tree in her room. The soccer ball is about 2.5 inches.