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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Christmas Post Day 12: An Easy Craft


This was a great activity for a day at home. We used things we already had around the house and it occupied my kids for a good, long while. I love doing crafts and I especially love them when they are as easy as this one! I got this idea from Kelli, but adapted it using what we already had around the house. She has step by step instructions on her blog so go there to see how to do it.
Cut up some tissue paper into squares. I just used some already used paper from a gift bag and it worked fine!

Cut out the center of a paper plate. I had to use a knife to start it off.

Then I just used scissors to cut out a hole in the center of the plate.

It looked like this when I was done. Totally not perfect but it didn't matter!

Then I turned the kids loose. Once I knew that they knew what they were doing, I went and took a shower. By the time I got out, they had run out of green tissue paper and needed me to cut more. (We used two sheets of green and half a sheet of red and made three small wreaths.)

This one said he absolutely didn't want to make one when I called him in to get started. See that happy, proud smile on his face? He totally loved doing it and has his hung up in his room.

This one is always game for any sort of craft so this was right up her alley.

And this one? Well I thought she did very well and you can see how happy she was to make something just like her older siblings!

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7 comments:

Miss Sandy said...

The wreaths are adorable but the children even more so! Love this little peek a boo one at the end!

I have been having a series of posts on my blog to celebrate the Christmas season that are full of tutorials, crafting, and gift making ideas that also include some things for the children to do. Feel free to drop by and take a look around.

It looks like you and your family are already having a Merry Christmas! Have a wonderful day!

Sandra in Phx said...

Oh those are just too cute! Maybe I will be a good mom and actually do a craft with the kids! LOL

Debra said...

MB,
Your Kiddo's are adorable. Love seeing the pics. Cute crafting idea for the kids.
Also loved the centerpiece pics, we are having our Christmas brunch tomorrow with all kinds of centerpieces too.
Have a wonderful day!
Hugs,

Jodi said...

Marybeth,

I just looked at Connie's blog and saw were you were doing a giveaway of her product Friday! How exciting to be able to share from so many miles away. I am the one that is helping Amy with dividing up your book A Recipe for Christmas Joy for Bible study. I love your book and it has really helped to get me into the Christmas spirit since reading it. Next Wednesday Amy and I will be hosting a Peppermint Tea at my house. Be sure and check my blog for neat pictures!

Laurie Ann said...

The wreaths are cute and your kids are adorable! How precious! I know ya'll had a great time with this.

picketfencemom said...

Very cute! I think this is one craft we'll have to try! BTW, I love the post on centerpieces. I posted about mine yesterday, then found your post when I popped over to catch up. I linked to you today!
Hope you have a great day...and I can't wait until your book is ready! As I said in my post today, I want an AUTOGRAPHED copy! LOL
Blessings,
Amy

sarah said...

Love this idea! Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful Christmas.