Back in October, Terry's Treasures posted the spool ornaments she had made. I had commented on her post that I thought this would be a great project to do with my older grandchildren. They worked on them today with a little help from Gramma. I think they turned out really cute! The kids wanted to paint their spools but I talked them into using colored markers ( less messy). I purchased some Christmas themed scrap paper which I pre-measured and cut into strips for them. They glued these around the center of the spool. I bought red and green ribbon ( which we ran out of and substituted yarn) to thread through the spools and add the beads to. These ornies will be going home with the kids today for their own tree. I'm thinking I may make a few for my own tree, substituting homespun strips for the paper centers and rusty bells for the beads.