I always try to have craft projects lined up for Christmas break. I find that my children have a difficult time transitioning from having hours of school work to hours of free time. Crafts this year will be a little simpler, but even more fun, because Rew is finally old enough to join in.
The snowflakes at the top of this post were made with cardboard tubes! The only thing you might have to buy to make these snow flakes with your kids is pipe cleaners. Here are the directions for these retro snowflakes. For more elegant snowflakes, that only require paper, scissors, and tape, visit TAD Town.
These adorable penguins are made using empty soda and water bottles. The hats and scarves are made from old socks. The other items are easily found, and may already be in your craft cupboard. The directions call for you to put sand in the bottom for stability, but I think you could use water instead. Click here to view the directions for the penguin craft .
My husband bought not one, but two packages of white coffee filters on a BOGO sale. He was very proud of himself, so I just could not bring myself to tell him that I only use unbleached coffee filters, and instead started looking for ways that I could put the bleached filters to use. I plan on using quite a few of them to make these snowflakes, as well as the angel pictured above.
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Do you have any craft projects planned?