Archive for December, 2008
I had meant to get this posted a little earlier so that you would have time to do it if you want to. But I have been so sick that I just haven’t been able to get sit at my computer for more than a couple of minutes at a time. I feel a little better today so I’m going to post this, hoping it all makes sense (I feel like I’m in a fog right now).
Anyhoo- it doesn’t really take all that long to do, it’s just that you have to allow time for the paint to dry. This is what Hailey made for her grandparents for a Christmas present this year (so no peeking Gramma and Nana!)
Here is what you’ll need: an old gift box, construction paper, red and white paint, something to paint with, a fine tip marker, sequence, glue and a pipe cleaner.
Paint your child’s hand white.
Press onto the paper.
Whenever we do a project that involves a hand print I always have extra paper there for Hailey to make hand prints on once I am done with her- so here she is having fun stamping her hand prints all over the paper.
From the box- cut 2 squares. Cut the center out of one of the squares- this will be your frame.
Paint the frame.
Once the frame is dry, add some sequence or any kind of decoration you want.
Sorry for the blurriness of this picture- too much cough medicine I guess. Anyhoo- write your poem on construction paper. Or if you have messy handwriting like I do, just print it out. This is the poem we are using:
This is the hand
you used to hold
when I was only
2 years old
Of course you can use any poem you want.
Put everything together.
Once I actually have enough strength, I will cut the excess off the sides and come back and post a picture of the final product. Also- when I first thought of this, in my mind it was going to be an ornament for the Christmas tree. Now that it’s done I see it is too big for that. So I’m not exactly sure what it is going to be. A magnet for the fridge? Just a frame? I don’t know yet. Any ideas?
Here is another very simple and fun Christmas craft you can do with your toddler (or preschooler).
Here’s what you’ll need: paper plate with the center cut out, red pom poms, green paint, something to paint with, 2 red pipe cleaners and glue.
Paint the paper plate green.
Do your best to make a bow out of one of the pipe cleaners. As you can see mine did not turn out very well but it worked just fine anyways.
Once the paint is dry- glue the red pom poms on and then add your bow.
Thread the other pipe cleaner through the top of the wreath- and hang it up. Ours is haning next to our front door and Hailey is so proud to see it there.
Since Hailey talks about Santa Claus non-stop I thought it would be fun to make a cute little Santa Claus craft with her.
Here’s what you’ll need: construction paper- 2 white and 1 red, cotton, wiggly eyes and glue.
Make a circle from the white paper. Cut out a hat, mouth and nose from the red. With the other white piece of paper cut out a piece of paper that will be used to glue Santa’s beard onto. Sort of a U shape.
Glue everything together.
The finished Santa Claus.
This is a really easy and fun Christmas craft. I love it because you can make one every year to track your childs growth.
Here’s what you’ll need: 2 handprints, 1 footprint, wiggly eyes, red pom pom, glue and a piece of construction paper to glue your reindeer onto.
Put everything together.
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer!