Are you going crazy this week? Ha ha we are! (ok not literally) Shwin R is working like crazy as this is her busy season, and Me? oh I have 15 things left on my to make for Christmas list, yeah it’s 5 days away… I wanted to share more of the things I am making but so many of the recipients are readers of this blog and I am all about Christmas surprises so I will share some of them after Christmas (don’t worry they are not holiday specific) So instead I thought I would bring you some great little crafts to keep the kids busy and focused on the reason for the season this week, you know while the rest of us go crazy 🙂
|The first one is super simple and easy. I have scouts at my house once a week and last week we decided to make Christmas crafts. When I saw THESE over at I am momma hear me roar. I knew they would be simple enough for a group of 10 year olds, and my 3 year old who thinks he is 10 ha. The one’s above were actually painted by my 3 year old himself so yes the green is patchy but he did pretty good…
|The next craft is this super easy manger, for baby Jesus.
|To start take two popsicle sticks and with some hot glue glue 5 sticks across the two sticks like the picture above. (elmers glue also works if you have kids old enough to do that themselves) Make 2 of them
|Then use a regular eraser.
|And a strip of fabric with the top and bottom folded.
|Lay the eraser like so down on the fabric
|Then tuck both ends under the cloth
|Then as you would swaddle a baby fold the corner down
|and wrap it over
|Wrap the other end around and secure with a safety pin
|Draw on a little face, and you have a little baby Jesus.
|Place your two cradle pieces together face to face and wrap a rubber band around the sticks.
|Then slide one to the side and cross the sticks.
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