Whether you recycle scrabble tiles from an old board game or you purchase them at the craft store, this is a fun and festive ornament the kids can make to hang on the tree. Only a few supplies are needed for this cute project, so get your smocks on and make a bunch for gifts too!
Watch for old board games that may be missing pieces at thrift stores and garage sales. Game pieces make fun embellishments and game boards can be cool wall art!
On top of a paper plate, line the scrabble tiles up so that they spell "let it snow". Use a pen to trace around the shape of the tiles onto the paper plate (this does not have to be perfect).
As you can see, you just need a rough outline of the shape of your letters.
Cut the shape out, cutting it smaller than the actual outline by cutting inside the lines by about 1/4-inch. You want the shape to be large enough to glue the letters to, but small enough that they don't overlap or show from the front of the ornament.
Apply glue all over the template then press the letters in place.
Place something heavy on top of the letters, like a bottle of craft paint, and let them dry for 2-3 hours.
Apply snow texture paint to the top edges of the letters to make it look like they have freshly fallen snow on them. You can use a palette knife, paintbrush or even your finger. Be sure to wash your hands when you're done! Let the snow texture dry for at least an hour (or as bottle directs).
Once the snow texture paint has dried, cut a piece of ribbon and fold into a loop. Glue the ribbon hanger to the back of the ornament. Cut a piece of felt the same shape as the ornament and glue it to the back, covering the hanger. Let everything dry before hanging on your tree.
Looking for more ornament ideas? Try this Cardboard Tube Coiled Christmas Tree with the kids!