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She's 11, 5th grade. Wondering if the entire thing needs to be homemade or if I could do something like that- cute idea!

You can do any darn thing you want!

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I'm not sure what your craft comfort level is, but I this this is pretty easy. Get a clear glass ornaments fill with 3/8 inch fabric ribbon in her favorite colors, get a dancer silhouette sticker (if you know someone with a cricut they may be willing to cut one for you) then use a nice shiny 3 dimensional paint with a fine tip write the child's name.

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I'm not sure what your craft comfort level is, but I this this is pretty easy. Get a clear glass ornaments fill with 3/8 inch fabric ribbon in her favorite colors, get a dancer silhouette sticker (if you know someone with a cricut they may be willing to cut one for you) then use a nice shiny 3 dimensional paint with a fine tip write the child's name.

ok here a picture of the unpersonalized ornament

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I don't have migraines but you guys are giving me a migraine...

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These people who want everyone do some holiday thing because it is something they enjoy or sounds fun to them suck the joy out of the holidays. Personally I think it's a social etiquette failure.

Any gift stipulations other than a reasonable monetary value limit - I just say no. This OP scenario is a nightmare for people like me who aren't crafty and I avoid the ensuing MOTY competitions like the plague.

A big nope.

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She's 11, 5th grade. Wondering if the entire thing needs to be homemade or if I could do something like that- cute idea!

I think some of the previous posters' ideas are pure genius. What would be the consequence if it wasn't deemed "homemade" enough?

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These people who want everyone do some holiday thing because it is something they enjoy or sounds fun to them suck the joy out of the holidays. Personally I think it's a social etiquette failure.

Any gift stipulations other than a reasonable monetary value limit - I just say no. This OP scenario is a nightmare for people like me who aren't crafty and I avoid the ensuing MOTY competitions like the plague.

A big nope.

I can so relate to how you think.

I now have a headache just from reading this thread.

I am anxious and my heart is actually racing.

Thank God Moms always dealt with this sort of thing for our kids.

What's a cricut (asked of the person who said this word)?

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Modeling clay

Gingerbread man cookie cutter

Glue

Glitter, different colors

Shiny cupcake baking cups

You can get it all at WalMart in the craft and baking sections!

Take modeling clay and roll it out flat

Use gingerbread cookie cutter, cut out three gingerbread men. Use a knife

or something to make holes at the tops of their heads

Let them dry

Have DD use glue to make designs, eyes, hair, etc, then sprinkle glitter

where the glue is.

Shake off all excess glitter. You'll have a mess.

Finally, the tutu! Cut out the flat bottoms of the cupcake cups. Glue

the cups around the gingerbread men's waists.

Use ribbon or yarn to make loops at the top, where the holes are.

Voila! Dancing Gingerbread Men Ornaments.

Sometimes I truly amaze myself. I'm not even THAT crafty.

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I'm not sure what your craft comfort level is, but I this this is pretty easy. Get a clear glass ornaments fill with 3/8 inch fabric ribbon in her favorite colors, get a dancer silhouette sticker (if you know someone with a cricut they may be willing to cut one for you) then use a nice shiny 3 dimensional paint with a fine tip write the child's name.

^^^This... except look for clear plastic ornaments. Check Hobby Lobby or Michaels, or depending on where you live you might find same- or next-day delivery on Amazon.

I've also seen them at Walmart, in the craft section... but that wasn't during holiday season.

ETA: I think the gingerbread man ballerinas sound cute too. You could even bend a leg up so it looks like they're standing on a toe....

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Modeling clay

Gingerbread man cookie cutter

Glue

Glitter, different colors

Shiny cupcake baking cups

You can get it all at WalMart in the craft and baking sections!

Take modeling clay and roll it out flat

Use gingerbread cookie cutter, cut out three gingerbread men. Use a knife

or something to make holes at the tops of their heads

Let them dry

Have DD use glue to make designs, eyes, hair, etc, then sprinkle glitter

where the glue is.

Shake off all excess glitter. You'll have a mess.

Finally, the tutu! Cut out the flat bottoms of the cupcake cups. Glue

the cups around the gingerbread men's waists.

Use ribbon or yarn to make loops at the top, where the holes are.

Voila! Dancing Gingerbread Men Ornaments.

Sometimes I truly amaze myself. I'm not even THAT crafty.

I can visualize how cute these would be and all the cute Pinterest images...

But there are Pinterest fail posts for a reason!

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I can so relate to how you think.

I now have a headache just from reading this thread.

I am anxious and my heart is actually racing.

Oh, no way Kooky. This is worth about 5 seconds of low-level decision-making anxiety.

I'm actually not a bah-humbug person. It's just that any suggestion other than OD's and the like are going to cost way more than $5. You can either give something halfway appealing or you can follow the rules. People don't plan to follow the rules so that their LD can bring something that doesn't look like a $5 craft made by a school kid. So easy for me to be non-par on stuff like that.

My kid's gift would be a holiday card stating that canned vegetables (or toothbrushes or whatever) have been donated to _______ nearby food pantry. :)

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