Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Last minute Christmas Projects for kids to make

Since we are a society who procrastinates, I thought I need to do a blog for last minute projects!!

The bracelet uses upcycled Christmas cards
4 – 1 inch Cardboard Squares

8 – 1 inch Colored Card Stock or Paper Squares
4 Stickers

Jump Rings, Clasp for Bracelet, Mod Podge, Glitter (optional), Clear Acrylic Spray (optional)

Using a Sharpie or other permanent ink pen to match the colored paper, color the edges of the squares.

Apply Mod Podge to the back side of a square.

While still wet, attach one of the colored paper squares to the cardboard.
Repeat with the other squares.
Apply a coat of Mod Podge over the colored paper. Let dry.
Use a hair dryer to help speed drying.
If you are going to apply a second coat of Mod Podge, add it now and let it dry.
Turn the cardboard square over and use Mod Podge to apply a colored paper square to the top side.
Repeat with the other squares.
Apply a layer of Mod Podge on top of the colored square and immediately add a sticker.

Apply more Mod Podge over the entire top of the square. Let dry.
Repeat with the other squares.
Add a second coat of Mod Podge to the top of the square, and sprinkle on a bit of glitter while it is still wet.  Let dry.

Spray a coat of clear acrylic over the top of the square to seal the glitter.
Punch a small hole in each side of each charm to add a jump ring.

Make the Christmas Charm Bracelet
Use jump rings to attach the charms to each other.

If the bracelet needs to be longer, you can make 5 or 6 charms. Or you can add more jump rings between the squares.


Add a jump ring to each end of the bracelet.

Attach a clasp to the jump rings.

It’s a Christmas charm bracelet a little girl will love to wear.

Christmas Sticker Jewelry

Snowflake Lions

Materials: Printable Templates

Cut snow flake and lion body Unfold snow flake.  Fold Lion.  Carefully slide the snow flake over the lion's head. 

Shaving Cream Snowman

Materials: Heavy blue card stock paper, Shaving Cream, White Elmer's glue, Black and orange card stock for the nose, eyes, hat, and pieces of coal, Markers

Mix equal parts of the shaving cream and glue. Mix well. Have the kids draw an outline of a snowman with a pencil first and then gave them foam paint brushes to fill it in with the mixture. Then have them ccut out black hats and orange noses. Use a hole punch for the eyes and pieces of coal. After the mixture dried they glued on the hat, eyes, pieces of coal and nose. Then they decorated their pictures with markers.

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

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