CIJ- Christmas Crafts

Whether you are or aren’t creative, crafts are always a fun and cheap way to decorate for the holidays. Even kids can get on it!! With tons of craft sites out there, I chose only one and I will share a few of the craffts from that website! I would share my o wn, but I’m not as creative as these people are!

This Pencil Snowman is perfect for the kids!

Materials Needed:
l pencil
l chenille stem
l bell
1 button
glue
2″ sq. black felt
5″ X 1″ felt strip
white card stock
fine black marker
pink marker or crayon

Directions:

  1. Cut a circle about 3/4″ diameter from white card stock, and glue onto the pencil, just below the metal of the eraser.
  2. Center one side of 2″ black felt square over the forehead area of the white circle, and glue in place. Bring the other two sides to the back, and glue.
  3. Cut 1″ from a chenille stem, pass the bell through, and gather the top of the hat, and twist the chenille stem around the top of the hat.
  4. 4. Glue the center of the scarf strip at the back of the pencil, bring the two ends to the front, cris cross, and glue in place.
  5. Glue a button in the center of the scarf.
  6. Add facial features with fine black marker, color cheeks in with pink marker or crayon.

I think it’s rather cute!!


I don’t remember ever doing this next craft, but frankly, who hasn’t? It’s the Popcorn Garland!

296_main_popcornstringMaterials Needed:
Fishing line
Popped Corn
Blunt darning needle for threading
(ADULT SUPERVISION NEEDED)

Directions:

  1. Using a needle, thread the fishing line through each piece of popcorn. Continue until you have a garland long enough to decorate a tree or room then tie a knot to secure.
  2. Try using Colored pop corn for a festive look.
  3. There are a couple of ways to successfully color popcorn.
  4. Add food color to the oil prior to popping, this gives a very faint color finish.
  5. Add powdered food coloring (found at cake supply stores) to popped corn for a more intense color.
  6. Add a little water to some food coloring and pour into a bag. Add the popped corn and toss till it is well coated.
  7. If the popcorn is NOT going to be eaten use a Powdered Poster Paint which can be bought from a toy store or the school may already have some.
  8. Then toss the powder over your popped corn. This gives off a very very vibrant color but it is NOT Edible.
  9. Generally these powder paints are actually non toxic so no harm would actually be done, but still not really edible.

Ahh… the smell of popcorn in the air!! Fantastic!


Next up is a Reindeer Christmas Ornament. This one is also perfect for kids and simply adorable!!

1127_main_1127_main_reindeerMaterials Needed:
1/8″ red ribbon
1 red craft fuzzy ball
2 craft google eyes
3 wooden, hearts
brown acrylic paint
paint brush/sponge
hot glue gun
(ADULT SUPERVISION NEEDED!)

Directions:

  1. Start by painting all three of the wooden hearts with the brown paint on the front and back. Let dry approximately 30 minutes.
  2. Glue the hearts together according to the picture given. The top two hearts should be upright and the bottom heart (the face) should be upside down.
  3. Next, tie a small bow out of the red ribbon. Place on top of the upside down heart. Glue on the eyes and nose (fuzzy ball) according to the picture given.
  4. Finally, create a loop with the red ribbon and glue to the back of the ornament. Write your name and year on the back of the ornament as a personal touch.

Are you feeling the creative juices flowing? Perfect!! For more crafts to do this year, visit Craftbits.com.

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One response to “CIJ- Christmas Crafts

  1. I wanna do the reindeer Christmas ornament!

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