We made our first batch of Makit Bakit ornaments a week ago. Bentley made the fireplace, bells, and rocking horse. Jake created the candy cane and the candle. Viva was our mixer. She did the Santa with red in his beard (on purpose) and the peace ornament.
Last Sunday I asked the children if they wanted to make more and they said they did. Viva continued to mix her beads in the dove and the praying hands. Jake asked for a mix of his own. (Viva made her own mix, of course. I made Jake's.) Jake used his mix in a star and then he also did a church and a red and green ornament. Bentley did the angel, the candle in the candle holder, and the peace ornament. (He told me he wasn't happy with how the peace ornament turned out. I told him he might not like it now, but he probably would later.) We even got great-grandma to join us and make a Madonna with child ornament. I made the other candle ornament later after the kids left for their usual Sunday evening with Grandma Karen and Grandpa Tim.
I thought we would be done with Makit Bakit ornaments. I have other types of ornaments for them to make, so we need to move on. However, Bentley said me that he really wanted to make a couple more. I hauled out the supplies again and left the kids to do it on their own. (I check and add a few beads before baking, if the sections aren't full enough.) Jake did a reindeer, a round blue ornament, and the white dove. Viva made the pink and purple Madonna with baby and the teddy bear. Bentley popped out four new ones: the orange dove, the jack-in-the-box, the gingerbread man, and the wreath.
At last we were done! I put all the supplies away under the house. I was wrong. Again. Bentley insisted (over and over) that he still needed to make a few more. Viva added her pleas. Fine! Make more. So they've made even more.