Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Super Simple Christmas Crafts

This is an accumulation of some incredibly easy Christmas crafts that could keep you and your kids entertained through these cold December days.  They are all pretty self explanatory:

Candy Cane Rudolph 
Paper Cup Christmas Tree

 This one was made into a photo/card holder:

Pine cone Ornament
 (with gold glitter glued to the edges)

Felt Stocking

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Egg Carton Glasses

Yet another quick craft idea!

 No explanation needed for this one!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Paper Christmas Tree Decorating

Yet another idea that came from the classroom.
(Don't you just LOVE the handprint design??? SO adorable...)

The possibilities are pretty much endless.  Here are a few that the boys have done:

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Milk Carton "Ginergerbread" Houses

Every year in preschool around Christmas time Cannon would come home with a simple house he had made.  I thought the idea was too great not to share.

Using graham crackers instead of actually making gingerbread sounds like something way more realistic, doesn't it?

So if you are looking for a quick and easy Christmas craft with your kids, give this a try.  Cannon is so proud of his every time!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Cotton Ball Snowman

This is a fun (and easy) activity for the snowy months.
Cannon brought this home from pre-school last year after they had spent a few months talking and reading books about snow.

Cotton Ball Snowman

Materials Needed:
- Cotton Balls
- Black Pipe Cleaners
- Google Eyes

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Hand and Foot Reindeer Prints

Last year Lincoln's fabulous nursery leaders made us these cute Reindeer Prints for Christmas.

Brown and white paint, a red pompom or button, and your little ones prints are all you need!
Such a cute idea...

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Turkey Hats

Turkey hats are a fun Thanksgiving craft that your kids can wear around and show off.

This particular one is SUPER ADORABLE and fairly easy to make.

Here is what you will need:
I didn't measure anything; I just sort of eye-balled it:
- two brown strips (to measure around the child's head
- one brown circle (for the turkey head)
- 4 colored feathers
- one set of eyeballs
- one red waddle thing (whatever it is called)
- two red feather 'hands'
- one yellow diamond (for the beak)
- one sturdy strip of cardstock (for the neck)

Putting it all together is pretty self explanatory:
Measure the brown strips around the child's head, and tape/glue everything else together:

Fold the diamond in half so the beak can open and close, and use the cardstock "neck" to make the turkey's head wobble:

And that's it!

If this seems a little too ambitious for you:
They can be as easy as you'd like.

This one was made by my friend while she was watching Cannon for a playgroup.  She had him tell her 3 things he was thankful for and wrote them on the feathers.

Either way my kids have enjoyed them.