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Making a Christmas ornament (in group lesson)

This weekend & early next week I have my last group lessons of 2017. I’m really excited to have my students at my home enjoying fun activities before starting Christmas vacation! Just this morning, I finished writing out the cards for each family & making the gift bags just a little prettier with festive tissue paper for the gift bags. They look so cute by the tree!

If you are looking for a last minute idea for group or private lessons, making a Christmas ornament might be a great option! Especially since the prep time is fairly short (& you could catch up on some podcast episodes while working)!

Christmas Tree Ornaments

Jennifer, over at Music Educator Resources, posted a video earlier this month on how to make a sheet music ornament. It looked like the perfect craft activity to do right before group lesson snack time. Look how cute they turn out! (The one on the right side is the size my students will be making in group lesson.)

Sheet Music Christmas Ornament

I opted to print music on both sides of the page (8 1/2″ x 11″) so that regardless of how it was placed on the tree you could see music. The music I used was from the IMSLP/Petrucci Music Library. I focused on the “carols” genre since it seemed the best fit for the season. This way I can let my students & clients know that all the music is public domain that was used in this craft.

I highly recommend watching the video to see exactly how to make the sheet music ornament! Perhaps it will be just the right activity to do with your students this upcoming week.

Have a great weekend!

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