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Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Works for Me Wednesday - Christmas Edition

So, what works for me? In my home, where crafts happen at the drop of the hat...and spur of the moment...I've started "The Christmas Craft Box". Some of my crafts are planned and laid out for the kids to do, but most of them just happen. So, I've made up a large box of Christmas-themed craft supplies for my kids. They can dig in and help themselves whenever the craft mood strikes.

Today the craft mood struck - we made crazy Christmas collages with all the catalogs we've received the past couple of months. (I've been saving them up just for this!) And then later we tried to make gumdrop Christmas Balls, but the kids gave out. Instead, they began making gumdrop and toothpick structures! These were a real hit and they've been working steadily for two hours or more! WOW!

Some ideas for craft box contents: "Foamies" - especially the peel and stick kind, old wine corks to make those cute reindeer ornaments, pipe cleaners, brown paper bags, egg cartons, coloring and activity books, construction paper, pom-poms of various sizes and colors, MadLibs, styrofoam balls, and lots of glitter.


Nettie said...

That is a great idea!

JoAnn said...

Ok, I just love the structures. Your kids are very creative. I think I may just have to buy some supplies and try that with mine.f