Thanks to Pinterest and my lifelong love of crafting, our kitchen table has doubled as a studio for the past few weeks.
Feel free to share your ideas and links in the comments below!
Originally seen here, I fell in love with this craft because I have been feeling way guilty about using so many paper towels…at least now I can re-purpose them.
Here is a cheesy DIY video I made so you can learn how to do it, if you haven’t already figured that part out ;) Turn up the volume, my “videographer” is new at this. Promise future videos will be way better.
Also, volunteering to be class mom was an exciting challenge (a.k.a what did I get myself into) and one of those duties I needed to rock was hosting the Christmas Party.
Activity #1: I decided the kids could decorate a nontoxic Christmas tree with different-colored “ornaments” as originally seen here.
I used chalk to cut out 1 yard of felt from Hancock Fabrics ($2.99-ish) and then proceeded to cut out felt circles, a star and a trunk from scraps.
To take it to the next level, the children could have decorated the
circles ornaments with glitter, paint, etc. but I wanted to keep the situation as mess-free as possible as I knew there were some moms who would not appreciate that stuff all over those way-cute smocked Christmas outfits. Which brings me to the next mess-free activity, sticker ornaments! I bought clear plastic ornaments (which probably were not BPA-free) and puff balls from Michaels, stickers from Wal-Mart, and boom…mess-free craft #2 for a class of 11 toddlers.
I also tried to make a wreath. It is still a work-in-progress, meaning I am afraid to add anything to it for fear I will ruin it. But it needs a little something Martha-Stewart-ish, for reals yo.
It still needs help. Creative suggestions welcome.
Who doesn’t love paper chain garlands?!
Way better and way more fun than this one I saw at Wal-Mart:
Finally, two of my favorite things are glitter, glue and clear glass ornaments. I haven’t had this much fun since third grade. And yes, those are LED lights from IKEA on my tree.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Luke 2:10-11 “…I bring you good tidings of
great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto
you is born this day in the city of David a
Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.”