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Christmas Arts and Crafts

20 Nov

Christmas is such a fun time of the year to do crafts and there are so many craft ideas out there!  Here are just a few ideas I thought you and your residents would enjoy.  

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Pinup Wreath

Decorate a wall or an interior door by hanging a holiday-card wreath. Using wood glue, affix miniature wooden clothespins to a large (about 14-inch-diameter) embroidery hoop. Alternate clothespins to point outward and inward, spaced 1 1/2 inches apart. Suspend from a ribbon, and clip your cards in place as you receive them

Sock Snowman

http://chittlechattle.com/tutorials/sock-snowman/

Dish Towel Angel

EASY Christmas crafts and one-of-a-kind gifts or a festive holiday decorations are found here. Designed with simple instructions and pictures make it possible for anyone to create Christmas crafts they can be proud of.This beautiful project is so simple and whimsical it would make a wonderful addition to a plate of cookies or a gift jar of stew mix. These are not just Christmas crafts. We love to make these little towel angels when sending food to families with a sick family member.

 Material needed for your Towel Angel

* 1 dishtowel
* 1 washcloth
* 1 Pot holder
* Ribbon

Instructions:

Fan Fold the dishtowel lengthwise (Fig. 1). Fold in half and tie off about 2 to 3 inches from fold, this forms the head (Fig. 2).

Fanfold the washcloth (Fig. 3). This forms the arms.

Fanfold the potholder with the loop along top edge (Fig. 4). This forms the wings. Place the washcloth on top of the potholder and secure in the center with a ribbon (Fig. 5).

Fig. 6 Lay towel on top of potholder and washcloth. Bring the arms (washcloth) around and tie together 1 inch from ends, this forms the hands and holds all the pieces together.

Angel Poem
An angel in the Kitchen
Watching the stew
Blesses your cooking
And all that you do.

Felt Penguin Ornament

 Felt Christmas Ornaments

http://www.bhg.com/christmas/crafts/make-christmas-ornaments-with-felt/#page=1


Paper-Chain Garland

Break the bonds of tradition with this glam update to the classic paper-chain garland. The secret: shimmery double-sided scrapbook paper (a 12-inch by 12-inch page will yield two dozen 6-inch by 1-inch strips). Cut out strips, then staple bands to make interlocking circles, alternating solid and patterned sides as you go.

Read more: Paper Garland – Christmas Paper Craft – Good Housekeeping

Candy Cane Reindeer

Candy Cane Reindeer

http://candy.about.com/od/christmascandy/ht/Candy-Cane-Reindeer.htm

Candy Christmas Wreath

Christmas Candy Wreath

http://www.livingonadime.com/candy-christmas-wreath/

Snow Globe

http://crafts.kaboose.com/snglobe.html

Christmas card Wreath:
(this project might take one or two 
times to finish)

You will need:
wooden clothespins(40 for each 
wreath)
green paint
paint brush
red and green beads(medium size)
wire

Directions:
paint the clothespins and let dry.then take a clothes pin and run the wire through the middle of it,then take a bead and run the wire through it,then a clothespin,then bead and so on,do this 
until you get the size of the wreath that you want,then tie the wire closed.then put your Christmas cards on the end of each clothespin.

Apple Cinnamon
Ornament Craft
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Materials Needed:
Applesauce
Cinnamon
Cookie Cutters
Straw
Ribbon

Instructions:
Mix pretty much equal parts of the applesauce and the cinnamon until you get it to be a nice clay consistency
Roll the dough out on wax paper until it is 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. Use the cookie cutters to cut out holiday shapes. With the straw, poke a small hole towards the top of the shape. Put the shapes in 
a warm spot to dry, this takes a few days! Once your sweet-smelling ornaments are dry you can string a 8 – 10 inch piece of ribbon through the hole you made with the straw and hang it up!

Paper Poinsettia Flowers

http://www.dltk-holidays.com/xmas/mpaper-poinsettia.htm

Mr. Sandman

Hand made card

http://spoonful.com/crafts/mr-sandman

Paper Angel

http://crafts.kaboose.com/paper-angel.html

Craft Stick Christmas Tree Ornament

http://crafts.kaboose.com/craft-stick-christmas-tree-ornament.html

Foam Christmas trees

Christmas Tree Craft

http://www.crafts-for-all-seasons.com/Christmas-tree-craft.html

Make a woven mat for kwanzaa

Make A Kwanzaa Woven Mat

http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/woven_mat.htm

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Posted by on November 20, 2012 in Activities

 

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