Recipes For My Boys: Craft
Showing posts with label Craft. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Craft. Show all posts

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Christmas Ornament/Tags

This is really fun to do with your children.  The boys and I really had a Great time!  From rolling and cutting to turning and decorating!  Enlist the help of your little elves and have a fun afternoon together!

Christmas Ornaments/Tags

1 cup applesauce
1 cup ground cinnamon...I bought mine at Walmart for 50 cents.  Buy a couple jars
1/4 cup glue...optional, I just spread a little glue on the back instead
parchment paper
cookie sheets

Mix applesauce, cinnamon and glue (if using) together.  I made mine the night before and put in the refrigerator.  

When ready to roll, sprinkle a little cinnamon on the counter/workplace and rolling pin then roll to 1/4".  You don't want it too thin.  One twin had a great time rolling out the dough! ~smiles~

Cut out in desired shapes and put on cookie sheets lined with parchment paper.  Place in a 200 degree oven, turning every 15 minutes, until dry or almost dry and let them finish drying on the counter.  You can also leave them out for a couple of days instead of drying them in the oven, turning every few hours or so, until dry. 
Give your little elves paint, glue, glitter or glitter glue to decorate.  

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Christmas Reindeer

Here is another cute craft to make with/for your children.  It is a little hard for the young ones.  I've made this one for years also.  Please forgive the fuzzy pictures...I guess I needed more coffee!  <3 and hugs!

What you need to make your Christmas Reindeer...

4 fuzzy sticks
2 seed beads
1/2 of a tiny pom pom

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Christmas Reindeer <3 and hugs!

 Make a clover shape with the nose part being elongated

 Make a few coils behind the face, leaving a straight piece

Wrap a fuzzy stick around a pencil, leaving a piece for the neck to connect and also to make a tail

Head and Body
Slide the pieces together and twist to secure
Twist end to make the tail

 Fold another piece halve and cut for the legs.

 Fold the halves in half to make legs.  Fold the ends under, or make a loop, to make feet.

 Fold over a small piece and cut to make a V for the antlers 
Twist around neck once to secure.
Cut 2 smaller pieces to make the branches of the antlers.
Twisting to secure to antlers.

Glue on the eye and nose.  <3 and Hugs!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Little Bitty Penguins

These are soooo Cute! They are difficult for small hands but they love to receive them. I am not the best at giving directions so please bear with me.
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Little Bitty Penguin

What you will need....

Seed beads or little bitty eyeballs
black, white and orange fuzzy sticks, 12"
glue...I used my low temp glue gun

 Fold orange fuzzy stick in fourths
 Fold in half and then fold pointy ends under (don't want any sharp ends)
Bend top to make a small beak

 Wrap black fuzzy stick around a fat pen or marker
Use 1/2 of a stick for really small ones
These are hard to put eyes one
Some I do, Some I don't : )
 Fit over orange piece and put nose two or three rings down from top
 Take an 8th of a piece of a black stick 
Push through under beak
Fold under the side you pushed through to make a wing
Cut other side to match when folded under
See? ;D 
 Take a white stick, make a small hook and put under the beak
Guesstamate how much you need by holding the stick down
Cut to fit with enough left to fold under the bottom of the penguin
 See?  ;D
Glue Seed Beads or Little Tiny Eyes (I couldn't find any)

There may be some sharp edges left.  Use your own discretion who you give these to. 
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