Monday, December 16, 2013

Supplemental Christmas Crafts for kids

Here are some addition crafts for kids to make.

Eco-Friendly Frosty Ornament

Materials:  3 white jar lids (approximately 11/2", 2", and 2 1/2" in diameter), Scissors, Cotton batting, Felt (white, black, orange, red, light green, and dark green), Hot-glue gun, Black bottle top, and String


Hot-glue the white jar lids edge to edge, in size order. Glue a slight mound of batting on the inside of each lid.
From felt, cut two white and two black circles for eyes, an orange circle for the nose, a red semicircle for the mouth, and three dark-green circles for buttons.
Glue all of the elements in place.
Cut a 1/2" x 8" strip of light-green felt and fringe the ends. Wrap it around the snowman's "neck" and glue to secure.
Glue the bottom edge of the bottle top to the center of a 1 1/2" black felt circle, then glue hat to the top of the smallest lid.
Glue a loop of string to the top of the ornament to hang.

Christmas Bauble


Materials:  scraps of fabric, glue, Styrofoam ball, ribbon.

This Christmas craft starts fun and messy, but ends with a chic globe to hang on your tree. Cut up a bunch of colorful scraps of fabric, dip them in glue, and cover a Styrofoam ball. Wrap the ribbon from bottom to top, and add a bow to make it easy to hang.

Broken Gingerbread Man


Materials:  brown or tan wool felt, a tiny bit of white felt too, some stuffing (polyfil, etc.), red, white, and black embroidery thread, white mini rickrack, fray check, two red buttons, and glue stick

Cut out template and pin to felt. Cut out one gingerbread man out of felt.

For the eyes cut two small circles out of the white felt and attach them to the gingerbread man with one black French knot each. With a backstitch, sew a small circle for the mouth. Sew buttons on with white embroidery thread--to make them look like candies; sew from the button holes to the outside edge of the button. Cut pieces of mini rickrack for trim on two arms and the leg, dab all the ends with fray check, and use the glue stick to tack them down.

Cut a rectangle as big as your gingerbread man out of felt. Pin your decorated man to this rectangle. Make a loop of rickrack and tuck it in between the layers on your gingerbread man's head (to hang him from later). Stitch by machine or by hand from A to B (the long way) 1/8inch from the edge. Be sure to catch all the rickrack as you stitch.

Cut off the extra felt.
Stuff the little man lightly and sew up the opening.

Hang him up or give him away!

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