Last year in Lucy's Kindergarten class I was asked to share a Christmas Craft.
And the idea of decorating a Christmas tree kept coming to mind. Green paper trees, a bunch of gooey decor that kids would love, and.....recycled tin cans for trunks?! We threw it all together and made:
And the little trees works as a cup holder for candy canes, pencils, plastic wear for the Christmas party, etc. We used ours Christmas Eve night for dinner.
• Draw a triangular tree on cardstock. I found that it worked best to cut the tree from cardstock first, then glue it to green paper and cut again. This ensured that the gluestick got on all the important angles and edges of the tree. And the double layer of cardstock/paper made it nice and sturdy to hold up the ornaments the kids threw on.
• Cut pieces of brown paper to fit around the cans and glue it on with a small line of hot glue in the back.
Time to decorate.
When it's decorated, use a hot glue gun to glue the bottom of the tree to the trunk.
Then the kids could concentrate on decorating the trees.
The kindergarten kids loved:
• Cheap jewels from the craft store
• Jingle bells for the branches (attached with small safety pins. They were a big hit)
• Glitter glue
• Colored pom poms
• Foamy stickers
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
In case you were on pins and needles wondering what happened to us...we're alive! And finally healthy. And getting ready for a Texas Christmas.
But then like most of you, life had a different to-do list.
Lucy came down with pneumonia, then Clara's tummy when bonkers, then she fell on the cement stairs, then Owen and I had stomach flu for a few days. And the only "blogging" I could get in was instagram (find me @danamadeit)
Here we go from sick, to semi-sick, to better:
Now that life is normal, it's time for Christmas!
And this time I'm gonna be ahead of the game.
The tree is up and decorated, the Noel pillow and candy canes are out, and I just pulled out the books for our Christmas Book Advent Calendar (click the link for a list of books to get you started)
SIMPLE HANDMADE GIFTS (which you can always find at the top of the blog under the SERIES button)
Pajama Pants, Pillowcases, Placemat Aprons, and some easy gift wrap ideas (cause who doesn't love a pom-pom that you make with your hands?! No little gadget necessary)
And now for some yummy eats.
Last year we shared an entire month of SWEETS AND TREATS (also found under the SERIES tab at the top of the blog). I know you don't want to forget about that 3 minute, 3 ingredient fudge by V and Co. And the toffee crunch remix I tested. Mmmm.
Never Fail Pie Crust? If pie making intimidates you put the fear aside! This recipe is super easy and works every time.
Lemon Cream, Pumpkin, or your favorite berry!
Gingerbread Softies, Pear and Blackberry Crisp, Candy Crunch Yams, Chocolate Tangerine Bars, Sweet Granola by Delia Creates and a whole lot more.
And that's enough info to last a few months.
I hope your family is healthy and happy! See you tomorrow!
Posted by dana at 3:15 PM