Category — Christmas Activities
This is a fun and inexpensive way to show photos of your grandchildren on your fridge or any magnetic board.
You will need lids from cans (any size will work – soup, vegetables, fruit, etc.), glue and magnets.
1. Remove the lid from the can, I would recommend using a can opener that leaves the edges smooth.
2. Trace the lid onto the photo and cut out slightly smaller.
3. Glue photo on the lid and add a magnet to the back.
You can make then as ornaments to hang on the Christmas tree by adding a looped ribbon to the back.
March 9, 2011 3 Comments
This is a fun & easy decoration to make with your grandchildren or children.
All you need is:
Paint stirring stick, tongue depressor, black & white paint, buttons, googly eyes, fabric scraps (scarf), orange marker or felt (nose), black marker (mouth), ribbon (for hanging) and hot glue.
1. Paint stick & tongue depressor & glue as shown.
2. Add face, scarf & buttons.
3. Attach ribbon on back with hot glue.
December 21, 2010 5 Comments
Paper for the antlers & nose (you can cut them out of colored paper or use white paper & color with crayons or markers).
black marker to draw eyes
Paper sack (lunch size)
1. Color and cut-out antlers, nose & eyes.
2. Fill the bottom of the paper sack with rolled oats mixed with glitter.
3. Fold the top of the paper sack down and into a point.
4. Glue antlers, nose and draw eyes.
4. Glue down so it’s secure. Don’t forget to include the poem.
5. Keep until Christmas Eve.
On the night before Christmas every year,
You leave Santa a snack but not his reindeer.
So this year on Christmas Eve,
Don’t forget a reindeer treat to leave.
Sprinkle the reindeer food on your lawn,
Then Christmas morn it will be gone.
The magic glitter and oats did surely guide,
Santa’s reindeer to your house on his long ride.
December 14, 2010 No Comments
This is a cute and easy way to display your photos on the Christmas tree. I had a darling photo of my niece Libby, holding my granddaugher Kate that I wanted to display. I just cut a circle from some cardstock with a Christmas design. Then I cut a smaller circle using a contrasting color and the last circle was the photo. I punched a hole and added string for hanging. Now I have a lasting memory of special family members and the great thing is, it only took a few minutes. Wouldn’t it be fun to have a tree with photos of all your grandkids and other loved ones.
December 13, 2010 3 Comments
December 9, 2010 6 Comments
This is a fun and easy idea from Susan Kaupscinski Gaylord.
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December 7, 2010 2 Comments
This fragrant pomander ornament is great to do with an older grandchild. It’s fun and easy to make and will keep the house smelling like Christmas.
Oranges or limes
Plastic bag or container
1. Apply tape around the fruit where you will place the ribbon.
2. Push the whole cloves close together in the space around the tape. If you’re are using a lime it gets a little messy when the juices run out. It’s not a problem with an orange because the skin is thicker.
3. Place the fruit in a plastic bag or container for about 2 weeks. The fruit will shrink and the cloves will be very close together. The plastic bag keeps the fragrance.
4. Before putting the ribbon around the fruit, add cinnamon to the plastic bag and shake. This will cover the fruit with cinnamon and add to the fragrance.
November 29, 2010 1 Comment
You’ll need: Scissors & glue
*Use colored paper or paper with Christmas designs to print the links.
*Cut out each of the links and glue together in a chain.
*Begin on December 1st cutting off link number 1 and do the math problem.
*Continue removing a link each day and doing the math problem. When there are no links on the chain left, the next day will be Christmas.
Download Chain Links
November 28, 2010 3 Comments
This is a great idea. I used them last Christmas but you could use them for any special occasion. They’re so easy and really add a special touch to a family gathering.
November 15, 2010 4 Comments
1 package of rainbow licorice
1 package of gumdrops
1. Cut the wire the length you want your garland. I cut mine into smaller sections for my grandchildren because it was difficult for them to slide the gumdrops on the long wire.
2. Cut the rainbow licorice into small sections about 1-2 inches long.
3. Begin with a gumdrop on one end then alternate licorice and gumdrops.
4. Leave a short piece of wire on each end of your garland so you can twist two lengths together attaching the garland.
December 11, 2009 No Comments