I love making I-Spy ornaments inspired by books with my kids and this years we’re revisiting an old favorite, Mouse’s First Christmas by Lauren Thompson. I first read this cute little story as a board book when my now tween daughter was just a baby. It became a favorite for our whole family as the years went by. Mouse’s First Christmas isn’t the only book in this series. Mouse also enjoys his first snow, first spring, and many more.
10 Days of a Kid-Made Christmas
While I’m excited about sharing my family’s I-spy ornament, don’t stop at just one! This craft is one of many included in the 10 Days of a Kid-Made Christmas series. Several wonderful bloggers got together to share diy ornaments and gifts inspired by their favorite books. So be sure to scroll down for more crafts your family can enjoy this holiday season!
- Clear plastic ornament with a wide opening
- Small Styrofoam balls, glitter, or artificial snow
- Christmas themed buttons
Remove the top from your plastic ornament.
Pour in the decorative foam craft balls filling the ornament about 2/3 full.
Add the button shapes to the ornament.
Place the top back on the ornament.
I Spy Activity with a Christmas Story
Here’s the fun part! While your child listens to you read Mouse’s First Christmas they can shake the ornament to find the different objects they hear in the story. Can they spy the same Christmas objects as Mouse?
If you love making I spy ornaments be sure to head over and see these ornament crafts from last year!
- I Spy Snowman Ornament
- I Spy Ornament Inspired by ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas
- Mouse’s First Christmas Inspired Salt Dough Ornament
More DIY Ornaments and Gifts Inspired by Books
Rhinestone Pinecone Ornaments from Rhythms of Play
Cupcake Liner Ornaments from Sunny Day Family
Kid Made Balloon Ornaments from Mosswood Connections
Jeweled Rainbow Ornaments from Artsy Momma
Christmas Book Owl Ornament from Inspired by Family
Cinnamon Ornaments from Wunder Mom
Felt Cat Ornament with Printable Pattern from Feels Like Home Blog