These are very simple and relatively cheap to make, but are beautiful and practical gifts that parents, grandparents, teachers, friends, and just about everybody will enjoy.
What you need:
Clear ornament balls - The iridescent ones provide a beautiful finish
Take the hanger part off the ornament and pour one color of paint in the ball. Swirl around to cover part of the area inside. Then choose another color, pour it in the ball and swirl to cover more area inside the ball. You can choose to add another color or just leave it with only two. Make sure you swirl the paint around to cover the entire inside of the ornament. When the inside is completely covered put it upside down in an egg carton to let the extra paint run out and the ornament dry.
When you are finished this is what they should look like...
You can use sharpies to have the kids decorate the outside or write a message with their name and date. Put the ornament hanger on, add a ribbon to hang it with, and there you have it. A beautiful handpainted ornament sure to make a perfect Christmas gift.