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Lesson Plans

Victorian Christmas Ornaments

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Barbara Kane (bkane)
Fri, 01 May 1998 10:10:21

Hi, I work in a museum in upstate New York and we hold Christmas ornament
workshops every year for children ages 6-12, and a separate workshop for
teenagers and adults. The theme is always Victorian, to coincide with an
annual holiday exhibition in our Victorian house-museum. After several
years of doing this, I am looking for fresh ideas. Projects for the
younger kids, of course have to be simpler than the adult.

In the past we have made non-edible gingerbread people(using cinnamon and
applesauce dough), pretzels, decoupage with Victorian cutouts/scraps,
pomanders from oranges and apples, paper fans, cornucopias, strawberry
baubles, fabric pomanders, cotton batting santas, Victorian cutouts (we've
used victorian patterns for these, trolley, harp, shoe...) Often we use
similar projects for both workshops, but simplify for younger children by
substituting materials, and gluing instead of sewing.

Does anyone have some new Victorian ornament ideas they could share with me?