Archive for the ‘Christmas crafts’ Category

Paper plate Christmas angel

Sunday, December 2nd, 2007

This craft is perfect for a Sunday school activity, Christmas decor or wherever you’d like a see a preschooler-created angel.
paper plate angel
What You Need: 1 1/2 small (“dessert” sized) paper plates; scrap of construction paper in skin tone of choice; blue (or other color!) tempera paint; circle punch (or just use scissors); silver glitter; 1/2 silver pipe cleaner; black marker; white glue; scissors; tape; stapler (optional).
How To Make It: Paint plates blue and let dry. Staple plate into a cone shape (adult job) or use tape. Punch head from construction paper and draw on face. Glue head to top of cone. Cut half-plate into two, creating wings. Glue or staple to back of cone body. Squeeze glue along bottom of dress and ends of wings, or just dip in a tray of glue. Then dip in or sprinkle on glitter. Bend pipe cleaner into halo shape and tape to back of dress.
Suggested Book: The Littlest Angel by Charles Tazewell

Santa wooden spoon napkin ring

Thursday, November 29th, 2007

Add names to these Santa napkin rings and they double as a Christmas event place holder! Quick and easy to make.
Santa paper tube napkin ring
What You Need: Wooden mini spoon (in the craft sticks aisle, or they come with little ice cream tubs); 2 googly eyes; red felt or cardstock; white pom pom; 3 cotton balls; toilet paper or paper towel tube; red tempera paint; scissors; glue.
How You Make It: Adults should cut the paper tubes into sections of about 1 1/2″ ahead of time. Kids paint tube red and set aside to dry. Cut triangle shape from felt or cardstock and glue to one end of spoon. Glue pom pom (or a little bit of cotton ball) to top of hat. Glue on eyes. Glue 3 cotton balls to tube. Glue bottom of spoon inside tube. There you have it!

Toilet paper tube reindeer

Monday, November 26th, 2007

These cute reindeer could double as Christmas dinner place markers.
paper tube reindeer
What You Need: Toilet paper tube; 2 googly eyes; red pom pom; brown pipe cleaner; brown tempera paint; scissors; glue; paint brush; black marker; transparent tape.
How You Make It: Paint toilet paper roll brown and let dry. Cut four notches (with adult help) to make four legs. With adult help, cut pipe cleaner in four pieces and wrap one piece around the other to make antler, twice. Tape inside tube. Glue on eyes and nose. Use black marker to draw mouth and hooves.