Crafts from Christmases Past

silhouette nativity made from felt

Our only new Christmas crafts this December (so far, at least) are our ornaments and cards, so I thought I’d share a few favorites from previous years:

I’m also sharing this fun Christmas video courtesy of T-Mobile. Nostalgia over not seeing my parents and siblings this Christmas may have something to do with why I liked this video, but I suspect it has a lot more to do with my love of singing, and my strong belief that more people should be exposed to choral music. Especially live, so why not in malls?

This post is sponsored by T-Mobile. I actually like them, too – we plan to switch back to them as soon as our two-year contract with a company that does NOT get good reception at our house expires, mid-January.

MaryAnne lives in Silicon Valley with her Stanford professor husband Mike and their four children. She writes about parenting through education, creativity, and play. Mama Smiles - Joyful Parenting is a space to share crafts, hands on learning activities, and family outings that enrich lives and bring families together.

12 thoughts on “Crafts from Christmases Past”

  1. Elisa | blissfulE

    Totally with you about loving choral music: Nikki and I are singing in a Christmas-carol-choir at church this weekend. Yea!

  2. I love crafting this time of year but I feel like we haven’t done much of it. Hopefully now that the kids are out of school we can do some fun stuff!

  3. I’ve thought of switching to T-Moblie, but my whole family is on AT&T. It’s free for us to call each other.

    I love the felt nativity. I don’t usually like choral music, but I love it during Christmas!

  4. Thanks for the ideas. Maybe we will do the silhouette nativity. Do yours still play with it?
    Wanted to share a favorite craft with you that mine did last Christmas and initiated it themselves last night and this morning. All you need are cookie cutters, candles you can spare (it’s great if they’re ones that are colored all the way through) and a shallow dish or deep plate with a bit of water.
    You place the vookie cutter in the dish with a bit of water in it and then you light the candles and have the children drip the wax into the cookie cutter until it is filled well and is a relatively thick layer (so they don’t break when you take them out. If you want to use them as ornaments, make a hole with a needle while they are hardening yet still soft enough of course.

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