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MORE CHRISTMAS CRAFTS

Take two of the wrapped candies and using ribbon, tie a twisted plastic end of one to an end of the second mint. Continue until your chain has enough candies for your countdown.

Hang your garlands from the mantel or from doorknobs. Each day, untie and eat one piece of candy

Vase

can or plastic container
sticky 2/sided tape
candy canes

Put candy around the container, tie with a bow, place plastic cup inside if using water for flowers etc


Things to string on the tree
Colored macaroni, Fruit Loops cereal, or pop corn


TREE ORNAMENT

Mix cinnamon, cloves 
nutmeg
applesauce 
glue.

TREE ORNAMENTMix cinnamon, cloves  nutmegapplesauce  glue.

Roll out to 1/4 inch thickness
cut with cookies cutters

Poke top with a straw for hanging.

Dry at room temp for couple days (turn couple times so they don't curl 

Hang on tree with  ribbon

Gift bags

brown lunch sacks with
Christmas stickers and red and green marker "art"


Christmas Tree
Take a styrofoam cone about 10 inches tall and glue
buttons of different colors and sizes

CANDLE JAR
Small glass jar
Different colored tissue paper
Glue

Paint glue onto jar
Tear tissuse paper into small pieces and press onto jar

TREE ORNAMENTS
Old Christmas cards
Cut out a shape

Cover card with glue and sprinkle with sparkles
Poke hole in top, hang on tree
 

Use an empty  holiday tissue cube.  Put a small gift inside and fill with a colorful tissue paper.  Makes a great gift box 

CHRISTMAS CARD PLACEMATS


Arrang cards on poster board cut to size of a placemat.

Laminate and enjoy with every meal!
(don't forget to save cards from year to year.



FELT CHRISTMAS TREES
A styrofoam cone
Green felt
Sequins, buttons of different colors and sizes

Wrap felt around styrofoam, and decorate to your hearts content
!


ICE CREAM CONE TREE
             

An ice cream cone
(upside down)
Green icing
Some candies

Cover outside of cone with icing.
"Trim" the tree with assorted candies


Hand and Footprint Angel

BODY: Trace  one foot

WINGS:  Trace both hands.

Cut out foot and hands.  Place hand wings on back of foot body.

Draw face, or cut out face picture of yourself, and glue on top of body.   

SNOWMAN

* A small or large white sock

* Rice, beans or small cotton balls for filling

*Glue

Fill sock with filling.  Tie piece of ribbon at the open of sock for hat and another for head.
Glue buttons for eyes, mouth, front of body

EASY CD ORNAMENTS

2 OLD CDs
RIBBON OR CORD
TACKY GLUE
GLUE GUN
GEMSTONES

Glue 2 CDs, back
to back, putting ribbon or cord loop between for hanging\

Glue gemstones and glitter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JINGLE BRACELET
 jingle bracelets
pipe cleaners
wrap cleaner inside bell


                           GAMES


CHRISTMAS  WONDER GAME
A hot potatoe kind of game
Everyone sits in a circle while a wrapped gift is passed around.

"Round and round
The wonder gift goes
And where it stops
Nobody knows"

Whoever has the gift when you say "knows" is out of the circle


Christmas relay Game

Box for each team
Ribbon for bow
Wrapping paper
One pair of oven mitts for each team

Wrap 2 boxes in more than one layer of  paper.(a layer for each player on the team.)  Tie with big bow.

Each team member takes a turn

Children race to box one by one with oven mitt to open first the bow, then one layer of paper until the first team wins
Four or five players per team means four or five layer of paper...

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MORE CHRISTMAS CRAFTS

Little Gingerbread Houses
a small milk or juice container
icing
graham crackers
assorted candies

Cover container with icing.
Attach graham crackers all over
Add more icing to crackers
Attach candies, make doorways and windows




HAND PRINT ANGEL
colored paper
glue
child's photo

Trace each foot using white (for dress) and both hands (using yellow for wings).

Cut out each part.

Glitter and glue the hand cut-outs to make wings sparkle.

Cut out a picture of your head and face.

Glue hands (wings) to the feet (body) and picture to the body. Add string to make it hang. Add a piece of the sparkly pipe cleaner for a halo.

Put date on  the bottom

PIPE CLEANER NAPKIN RINGS
red and green pipe cleaners
twist together into a circle, wrap around napkin




TOILET TISSUE ORNAMENT

CARDBOARD TUBES
TISSUE PAPERs
TACKY GLUE
SCISSORS

Cut tubes into six 1" rings. Paint green.
Let dry. Glue the rings together to form the
shape of a tree (3 on the bottom, then 2,
then 1).  Punch a hole in the top ring with
a pencil point and tie on a piece of ribbon
to make a hanger.
Spread a thin layer of tacky glue inside
each ring.
Crumple up 1/4 sheets of tissue paper and push a piece into each tube ring.
You can glue sequins on the tissue paper
for some sparkle

 

 

 

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