This year I tried popsicle stick ornaments with my 5th graders. I could have used tongue depressors, but all I had on hand were popsicle sticks. They glued the sticks together on sheets of wax paper. Each child was given five pieces of felt, red black, green, brown and white to start with. I always cut the felt into pieces about 2 or 3 inches square. That way they don't waste felt. The googlily eyes always add that something special. I showed some inspiration pictures and the kids started designing.
I guess I'm biased, but I think they are very cute! Merry Christmas and enjoy decorating your tree! Beti