I don't know about you, but every year as the month of December progresses (and especially within the homeschooling circles we're involved in) I see so many crafts and traditions that I'd love to tie into our clan. Now, it just gets plain stressful trying to do this all in one year, so each year I collect the ideas I'd like to try, and schedule them for the following year! (and hope I remember!)
This year I'm aiming (note that word!) to run a Christmas Craft day where the kids can invite their friends and get crafting! So here's a selection of things we've done so far, or that are on our "to do" list this Christmas:
|We've made these beautiful hearts from|
old magazines...the possibilities are endless with
different paper and sizes....and O so easy!
These we refer to as the onion bulb ones!
|Simple tutorial is here|
Using a blown up balloon and some coloured wool, you can make these wonderful balls of thread. We've made some, of varying sizes, and we're using the tiny ones (water balloons) for table decorations and on the tree, and the larger ones, ahem, well theoretically we'll hang them from the ceiling or something (haven't quite figured out that one yet!! Ours, (sadly no photos) are in traditional green and red, and some have been spray painted gold. They're pretty straight forward to make, albeit messy - you'll need glue (which you water down), vaseline (to smother the balloons with), balloons and wool. Made nicely, these will rival upmarket department store balls!
|Find tutorials over at The Twinery and Juicy Bits respecively|
|glitter bands with double sided tape|
|this one's been covered in tissue paper|
Happy Christmas Crafting!