What We Love Right Now December 8, 2010: Christmas Crafting

December 8, 2010 by admin  
Filed under Arts & Crafts, Girl Talk

Crafts are always fun, but they are definitely more fun for kids, and even adults, when they are tied to a holiday. Christmas is a one of those “big” holidays that really lends itself to some good crafting. Here are a few easy crafts for you to make this holiday season.

1. Pom Pom Ornaments

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This craft is ridiculously simple. All you need is a some cardboard (maybe from an old shoe box or moving box). Then, simply create your ornament template (candy cane, wreath, snowman) using the cardboard. Next, glue on the pom poms to cover the cardboard. Attach ribbon as the ornament hook. You can even add other adornments like rhinestones, sequins or glitter.

2. Pine Cone Christmas Tree

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You’ll need a small tip paintbrush, sequins and green glitter glue for this craft. Spread the glitter glue onto the cone using the paintbrush and add sequins as “ornaments” before the glue dries. You can even add a construction paper star to the top of the tree as a finishing touch.

3. Reindeer Food

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You might leave out cookies and milk for Santa, but what about his trusty reindeer? Sure carrots are good, but this version of “reindeer food” is much more fun! You’ll need raw oatmeal, glitter (red, green, gold or silver), a brown paper bag, and ribbon. Let your child decorate the paper bag for their favorite reindeer. Then place about 4 tablespoons of oatmeal and a teaspoon of glitter in the bag. On Christmas Eve sprinkle the reindeer food in your yard for Santa’s reindeer to eat once they get to your house!

Don’t forget to check out our Cute Candy Cane Reindeer and how to make an Easy Advent Calendar.

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3 Comments on "What We Love Right Now December 8, 2010: Christmas Crafting"

  1. Red Box Giveaway : SharpMoms on Wed, 8th Dec 2010 1:57 pm 

    [...] What We Love Right Now December, 8, 2010 Leave us a comment telling us which craft you like the most or tell us about your favorite Christmas Craft. [...]

  2. Carolyn on Thu, 23rd Dec 2010 5:03 am 

    Your pom pom ornaments look fantastic. And so easy for children to do.

  3. Tips for a Less Stressful Holiday Season : SharpMoms on Tue, 13th Dec 2011 9:13 am 

    [...] If you have family coming into town for the holidays, set your plan ahead of time. Your crockpot can be your best friend during these hectic days! Also, look for recipes that have just a few ingredients, so they can be prepared easily. If you’re big on baking, mark a day on your calendar to bake while your kids are at school. Then, if you have young children, set another afternoon aside for cookie making and holiday crafting. [...]

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