Friday, December 19, 2014
I think I finally finished them for the kids' first Christmas and they turned out beautifully! So beautifully I got it in my head to try and make them every year. Well… two years later and I'm still working on the second year of ornaments! Arghhh
I do love them though, and I love the idea of a tree full of hand made ornaments, but needlepoint is not something I am quick with. I am determined to finish these two by the end of this year and then I think I may make some cross stitch ornaments for the next few years. I thought little depictions of the kids' personalities would be cute and easier to do through cross stitch.
Maybe someday I'll have more time for needlepoint, I do love how it looks finished! My mom is a wonderful needlepointer (is that a word? One who needle points?) and recently finished an amazing tree skirt. Look at this gorgeous piece of art!
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Thursday, December 18, 2014
Another fun craft to do with the little ones. I took scraps of watercolor paper and embossed with clear embossing powder several different images. Then I set out the squares with watercolor and called it a mystery painting station. The kids painted the squares to discover what the image was and had fun watching the image "appear". If you didn't want to use the embossing technique, white crayons are great for resisting watercolors! It would even be fun to have the kids write the mystery messages or pictures to each other!
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Wednesday, December 17, 2014
A really easy craft that helps with shapes and sorting, I set up this paper line up tree on a tray in the play room but it would be easy to glue it down and work it as a craft.
Here is what the tray looks like waiting for someone to work with it.
And here it is in action!
Great for independent work but I made two just in case these two wanted to work side by side, how did I know that would end up happening? Check out more holiday crafts and activities here!