Green construction paper
Felt pen or pencil to trace hands
Other decorations for finishing
Directions: Trace child's open
hand onto paper. (8-10 tracings for a small child) Cut out tracings. Glue
tracings together at wrists with fingers pointed out. Decorate with glitter,
sequins, ribbons. Kids write their name, age, and date made on back.
Scrap material (you sew together) to the size of a place mat
Permanent magic markers
Fabric to cut out
Holiday festive shapes - could be cookie cutters - to trace
Glitter, sequins, ric-rac etc.
Directions:Use sturdy scrap
material sewn double, preferably a solid color. Provide each child with the
crafts materials listed above and let them go to it.
Tooth Pick Ornament
1 box of rounded tooth picks
Old Christmas cards
1 sheet of cardboard
Spool of thread
Crafts Directions: Cut out a
square of cardboard 2 1/4" x 2 1/4" - this will be your stencil pick
out a favorite Holid
ay Card and position your stencil over the area you want to cut
Trace around the stencil cut out on the lines put a small amount of glue around
the edges of the cutout Christmas card begin placing toothpicks by 3's or 2's,
first on one edge then the next until all 4 sides make a frame. Place a
"roof" at the top of the frame.
Allow the glue to dry when glue is dry take a length of thread, double it and
tie it to the top of the roof. .Make the loop long enough to fit on the branch
of a Christmas tree.
Jacob's Ladder Chain
Cut two strips of paper 1" wide and about 20" long.
Lay the strips perpendicular to each other and overlap at one end and then glue
or staple these ends together. Taking the strip at rear, fold it over the front
strip. Then take the second strip and fold it forward over the first. To finish
the chain, glue the ends. Pull the ends to open the ladder.
1 coat hanger
30 pieces of assorted, wrapped hard candies, suckers, etc.
30 pieces of colorful curling ribbon, cut into 8" pieces
Pliers to bend the hanger
A dull pair of scissors to curl the ribbon
Directions: Kids will need help with this one
- Unbend the hanger and cut it in half (this will be enough for 2 kids). Bend
the 1/2 hanger into a circle leaving about 4" at the top to make a hook.
Twist the end to make it look like a circle with a hook on it.
Cut your curling ribbon into 8" pieces. Fold your ribbon in half. In the
middle of that ribbon tie one piece of candy. Tie it on the end of the candy
where the paper twists. Now tie the candy with 2 knots tightly on to the
hanger. Tie the candy right next to the wire to help cover it up. Use the
scissors to curl the ribbon on each end. Repeat the process for all your candy
It might take a few more or less than 30 depending on the size of each candy.
Suckers should be tied close to the head. You may add a ribbon on the top to
cover the hook if you want. Tip: Tie on a pair of
small scissors so people can eat the candy when they visit.