Following the success of our light-up Christmas tree cards, the kids and I decided to make some fun washi tape Christmas cards! Washi tape is easy to use and very forgiving! Three-year-old Anna was able to make the above card (addressed to her friend Ella) nearly on her own. I cut out the tree, but she did everything else. This post includes affiliate links, which may earn … [Read more...] about Washi Tape Christmas Cards Kids Can Make
DIY light-up Christmas cards are easy to make, and they double as a great STEM engineering exercise for your kids! I first learned about paper circuits a few months ago, when AgIC sent me their light-up card starter kit to play with. We put together the cute birthday card that comes in the kit and then it went back on the shelf for a few months. School was starting, there was a … [Read more...] about DIY Light-up Christmas Cards
We decorate gingerbread houses every year – sometimes we make a gingerbread house from scratch, but more often I buy a kit. I am particularly fond of IKEA’s kits – they come with the pieces of the house only, so you have to use your own candy and frosting. We used Halloween candy this year, and that worked great! I use Meringue powder (affiliate link) to make icing – you need … [Read more...] about Decorating Gingerbread Houses With Kids
Merry Christmas! I thought I would highlight my favorites of some of the fun Christmas crafts my kids brought home this year! They were all made by Johnny (6 years old) or Lily (4 years old). The nativity scene above is one Lily made with her very wonderful Sunday School teachers! Apparently she was offered materials to make wise men, shepherds, and sheep, but true to her … [Read more...] about Fun Christmas Crafts!
Crayola very kindly sent us a lovely gift pack this month, and four-year-old Lily had a wonderful time making Crayola Model Magic ornaments with me while the two oldest kids were at school and Anna was napping! She used this set of pottery tools (affiliate link) that I ordered after seeing it at Afterschool for Smarty Pants. It’s a little sophisticated for Model Magic, and Lily … [Read more...] about Model Magic Christmas Ornaments