Sunday, December 2, 2012

Supplemental crafts for Christmas that kids can make

I stated before I would have “theme” crafts.  I still will have them.  I just found more stuff that I would not add to the other blog

Snappy Soldiers
Materials: Old-fashioned clothespins (no springs), Acrylic paints (white, black, red, brown and gold), Red and black pom-poms, Glue, and Gold thread


Begin by painting white or black trousers on each clothespin. Holding the clothespin by its rounded top, paint the portion from the upper edge of the split down to the tips. Line up finished clothespins on the edge of a shoe box (as you would if you were pinning them on a clothesline) and let them dry completely.
Next, mix dabs of red, white and brown paint to create a skin tone and use it to paint the soldiers' heads. Paint red jackets on the sections between the heads and the trousers. Again, let the paint dry completely.
Now, paint on distinguishing details, such as gold buttons and buckles, black arm outlines and facial features, and white gloves.
Glue a red or black pom-pom onto the heads to create the soldiers' bonnets.

Lastly, loop a length of gold thread around each clothespin below the soldier's head to use as a hanger.

Sizzling Snowboard

Materials:  Craft stick, Craft foam, Cord, Glue, String, and Colored tape


For a flashy snowboard, attach pieces of colored tape to a colored jumbo craft stick (available at craft stores), as shown at top.
Next, cut 2 small foot shapes out of craft foam. Wrap pieces of decorative cord around them for bindings, and then glue them to the top of the board.
Finally, tie or glue on a length of string for a hanger.

Share your ideas on this or anything here on the blog either here or e-mail me at  I look forward to hearing from you!

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