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Strawberry Ornament

by Trish Kuffner, author of The Children's Busy Book

A walnut that's painted red looks remarkably like a strawberry, and it makes a delightful Christmas tree ornament.


  • Large whole walnuts in the shell
  • Green felt
  • 4 inches thin gold cord or ribbon
  • Paintbrushes
  • Red and black acrylic paint
  • Glue gun
  • Scissors
  • Magnet (optional)
  • Ruler

  1. Have your child paint a walnut red.
  2. When the paint is dry, use a very fine brush to paint tiny black dots all over the walnut.
  3. Cut a 1 1/2-inch square of green felt.
  4. Then cut a 4-pointed star from the felt. Poke a small hole in the center of the star. Glue the ends of the cord or ribbon onto one end of the walnut shell to make a hanging loop.
  5. Slip the felt star over the loop and glue it onto the walnut. Voil√£ - a strawberry!


  6. Omit the cord or ribbon and glue a small magnet onto one side of the walnut.