Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Stained Glass Stars

We just can't stop with the stained glass projects! We made some for Halloween, some for Thanksgiving, and now we're making Christmas stars. The process is easy and is perfect for toddlers, preschoolers, and even elementary-aged kids.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Paper Plate Christmas Tree

Sometimes I find that we are doing a lot of "flat" projects - cards, paintings, etc. And while there are plenty of amazing and fun projects that are flat, it's can be fun to take things up a notch. Enter these 3-D paper plate Christmas trees. They're easy to make and you probably already have all the supplies you need. 

Supplies Needed:
Paper plate (1 per tree)
Clear tape
Green paint
Multi-colored pom poms*

*Note: While I love the look of the pom poms, don't let a lack of these stop you from doing this project. Stickers, beads, gems, buttons, or sequins also work. Use what you have on hand.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Scented Gingerbread Man Ornaments

Every year, without fail, we make a few homemade ornaments for our tree. (And some years, we make a lot!) This year, we added these sweet gingerbread man ornaments to the Christmas tree. For a fun twist, we added spices to our paint so that they not only look like gingerbread men, but they smell like them too.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Recycled Kid's Art Gift Tags

I'm a kid's art hoarder. I just can't help it. I take pictures of all my girls' arts and crafts, but I still have a very hard time throwing any of it away. Please tell me I'm not alone! This year, instead of throwing it away, I am reusing it. These recycled kid's art gift tags will look great on all your Christmas presents. The relatives will adore it and the kids will love seeing their artwork under the tree. It's the perfect solution for that hoarding problem.

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Monday, November 17, 2014

24 Ideas to Fill Your Advent Calendar

Do you make an advent calendar? It's a fun way to fit in a little bit of extra fun and family time over the holiday season. I've seen calendars filled with candy or little toys. We have one that tells the Christmas story over the course of 24 tiny books. Other advent calendars are filled with fun little activities. If that's the kind of advent calendar you're looking for, then you're in luck. Here are 24 activities to add to your calendar. Click the links provided for more details.