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Word Game Themed Ornaments

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Looking for a fun way to engage the kids this holiday season? Try creating your own ornaments using extra word game tiles you have in the house. Bonus – kids can practice their spelling while creating a fun craft to show off on your family tree year after year.

What you’ll need:

  • Word game tiles that spell your favorite holiday saying
  • Snow texture paint
  • Ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Paper plate
  • Felt
  • White craft glue
  • Fine paint brush to apply snow texture paint
  • Heavy object for pressing (try a large book)


  1. Collect word game tiles that spell out your favorite holiday saying such as “let it snow”, “happy holidays” or “jingle bells.”
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2. Trace tiles onto the paper plate (just make a rough outline of the shape of your letters).

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3. Cut the shape out, cutting it smaller than the actual outline by cutting inside the lines by about ¼ 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.

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4. Apply glue all over the template then press the letters in place.

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5. Place something heavy on top of letters (try a large book) and let them dry for 2-3 hours.

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6. Apply snow texture paint to the top edges of the letters to make it look like freshly fallen snow. Use a paintbrush or finger to apply. Let the snow texture to dry for at least an hour.

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7. Cut a piece of ribbon and fold into a loop.

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8. Glue the ribbon loop to the back of the ornament to serve as a hanger.

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9. Cut a piece of felt the same shape as the ornament and glue it to the back, covering the hanger.

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Fun tip:

  • Make multiple holiday sayings and share with your family and friends as fun gifts.