“This post is sponsored by Ricky Zoom. All opinions are my own.”
December is hands down, my favorite month of the year! Of course as a child I loved December because of the traditions, the excitement and joy everywhere and of course, Santa. I have to say, though, that this time of year is even more incredible now that I am a mom! I have loved being home this year to start traditions with Ada, Grey and Wes and this year, we decided to invite Ricky Zoom and his loyal and enthusiastic bike buddies – Loop, Scootio, Toot, and DJ – from the Nick Jr. show Ricky Zoom!
Every year, we love doing things like stringing popcorn (and snacking, of course!), making ornaments, paper snowflakes and paper chains! For a special surprise this year, I hopped onto Photoshop and created a repeating pattern of our favorite friends from Ricky Zoom to print onto computer paper, color and cut into strips for a fun spin on our holiday tradition! We also made some really fun Salt dough ornaments with this print out! We colored each of our friends, then modpodged them onto our round ornaments!
Didn’t it come out so cute? What I love is that this particular project takes a little bit of time and uses a ton of teamwork and skill, just like Ricky Zoom and his friends!
Together the kids color, then Ada helps the boys to cut and they all take turn with the glue and work together to create the Red, Green and White pattern that becomes the garland!
Grey was SO excited to see his favorite friends on some of our holiday garland this year! It’s probably the longest this active guy has sat still! He loved seeing how long he could make his chain!
I have to say, the Ricky Zoom garland does make such a cute addition to our homeschool room decorations this year! I don’t think they’ll let me take it down!
- 2 cups flour
- 1 cup salt
- 3/4 cup water
- Preheat oven to 200 degrees
- mix flour and salt together
- slowly add in water; mixing well
- *If mixture is still a little dry, add more water until it is barely moist
- knead the dough until smooth
- roll out to 1/4"
- punch a hole to add your hanger to (a straw works great!)
- Line baking sheet with parchment and bake the ornaments for 20 minutes on one side, then flip and bake for an additional 10 minutes
- Allow to cool and add your hanger/ribbon of choice!