Here's one of our favorites: Faux Tin Ornaments.
- Aluminum trays or pans. Note: I bought a very inexpensive one that was really too thin. Try to get one trays that are heavier than heavy duty aluminum foil. Because my tray was so thin, the ornaments bent too easily when handled. This doesn't happen so easily with heavier foil. We still have many of the ornaments the girls made more than 10 years ago.
- Cookie cutters or Christmas object shaped stencils.
- Ball point pens, scissors, pen or nail
Find a pattern shape. You can use cookie cutters, print out shapes or freehand.
Trace shapes on the tray with a ball point pen. The ink will not show up. You can burnish out creases you may find in the tray, as I'm doing with the scissor handles here.
If desired, an adult or older child can carefully punch holes through the ornament for a new look. You could also use permanent markers to add color to the ornament.
Finally, punch a hole for a ribbon or ornament hanger.