When you look out into your backyard and it looks like this....
Its time to really start thinking about Christmas!!!
So this week as part of our Thanksgiving-New Years school break, the kids and I have spent a couple hours each day working on different, fun Christmas themed craft projects.
We made homemade Holiday Felt Ornaments!!
To make these you need:
6" piece white rick rack(cut into 1" pieces for gluing on the arms and legs)
10" piece of red yarn
2-10" pieces of red yarn
gold chenille stem(form into a star and loop the bottom in the hole at the top along with one piece of the red yarn)
You will also need white glue, scissors and single hole punch. If you would like patterns to trace here is a gingerbread man and Christmas tree.
We created and designed our own Christmas cards! I have a bin of old greeting cards that have been sent to us over the years that I have saved so I let them take the different cards and cut out the shapes to trace(like my son did with a Christmas tree in the picture above) or just to cut out the picture and glue to a piece of construction paper to do their own design.
THURSDAY & FRIDAY....
The kids helped me to decide what homemade goodies we were going to bake next week as we get our freezer stocked for the holidays and to also make our homemade goodie trays to give to our neighbors & friends for their holiday gifts.
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For other Christmas craft ideas, check out the following sites...
DLTK's Christmas Activities Page
Danielle's Place Christmas Craft Page
Family Fun's Homemade Christmas Gifts that Kids can Make Page