Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Crafting with kids: Ornament Afternoon
This past weekend, we had another family over to make ornaments. There were 7 children - aged 0 to 6 years. We planned 3 crafts – some children completed all three, some chose to work on only one. It was a nice opportunity for our families to mix. These are the crafts we worked on.
Scrappy holly wreath
This project comes from the Usborne book “Christmas Things to Stitch and Sew” which is an adorable book with many clever ideas for small pieces of fabric; however, most of the projects are geared to children who are able to sew. The wreath project is one of the few gluing activities suitable for younger children.
Jingle Bell Poinsettia
If you have an abundance of egg cartons, this is a fun recycled craft. The instructions are at the Crafty Crow.
Salt dough garland
My girlfriend baked all of the salt dough ornaments in advance. Prior to baking, she used straws to make holes in the ornaments. The children were then able to string the ornaments on twine.
We strung Lily’s garland on our tree.
I have been so busy at the day job lately, this crafty afternoon was just what I needed to get in the Christmas spirit!
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