Thursday, December 11, 2008

Easy & Classic Christmas Crafts



My mom recently reminded me of a few crafts I did as a young child, and we tried them out with Evie. First, GaGa came over and helped us make the candy cane reindeer (and Evie scarfed down a whole candy cane in about two minutes!) A few dabs of glue and a couple twists of a pipe cleaner, and you have yourself a reindeer ornament! When we were kids, we made these and hung them on our tree. On Christmas morning, we were allowed to take them off and eat the candy canes!

The tree was very simple. I just cut it out from construction paper, and glued on the star and garland. Then I gave Evie the cut out ornaments and glitter glue. She lovingly "hung" the ornaments on the tree!

What crafts do you do with your kids during the holiday season?

11 comments:

Shanilie said...

aww doing crafts is so fun, even learning how to do some with the lil one when older :) Just thought I would stop by, I'm also a stay at home mommy with my beautiful son Jacob. Please feel free to pop by some time. Merry christmas!

Stam House said...

Love it I should try them with Rebekah!

Momma said...

so adorable! I remember doing the candy canes at school. her tree is awesome!

Elizabeth Bonds said...

I remember doing the same thing with a candy canes. So cute.

Jen @ One Moms World said...

Oh I remember the candy canes now.. I'll have to do them.

Last week we made wreaths out of construction paper, snow flakes, and Christmas bells out of plastic cups.

Momisodes said...

I LOVE the crafts you show here :) I am definitely making that candy cane craft with my daughter. She will love it! Of course, it may get tricky convincing her not to eat it first though.

Fiona said...

Don't you think this is one reason why parenting is so great? As an adult, one never gets to do stuff like this.

I miss being creative and silly and spending 2 hours making something out of construction paper and glitter. Thank goodness I have Iain to drag along with me. I'll be all "It's fun!" and whether he agrees or not...we're doing it!

the voice of melody said...

The candy cane reindeer is so cute!

Eli's Lids said...

I found your blog while clicking around.
Great crafts! I'm doing some with my kiddos today. I might copy the christmas tree :)
http://elislids.blogspot.com/

Prasti said...

too cute! i love doing crafts :). although it's not really a craft, emma enjoyed icing the sugar cookies on cookie day. that's always fun to do. i think i might try the christmas tree one w/ her.

Shari Baby said...

cute