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					Holiday Crafts For The Kids

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Summary:
Kids, young and the young at heart, love the holidays and there are an
almost limitless number of crafts that can be made to keep the kids busy,
especially when the weather gets bad and they are home from school. Many
projects can be done with common items found around the house.

Paper snowflakes are always a favorite and all you need is white paper,
scissors and possibly glue and glitter. Fold the paper in half, half
again and again, until you have a triangle. Cut small s...


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holiday crafts, kids crafts,


Article Body:
Kids, young and the young at heart, love the holidays and there are an
almost limitless number of crafts that can be made to keep the kids busy,
especially when the weather gets bad and they are home from school. Many
projects can be done with common items found around the house.

Paper snowflakes are always a favorite and all you need is white paper,
scissors and possibly glue and glitter. Fold the paper in half, half
again and again, until you have a triangle. Cut small shapes, unfold
carefully, you have beautiful one of a kind snowflakes. If you have glue
and glitter, the kids may want to make them a bit fancier. They also make
wonderful decorations to hang from the ceiling and windows for the
holidays.

Recycled cards - let the kids cut the message parts off the cards, and by
gluing them to the front of either folded construction paper or
lightweight card stock, they can create their own cards to send to
friends and family. Ribbon, glitter and other items can make nice
decorative touches.

Ornaments/gift tags – by cutting out the pictures from the cards in
different shapes (stars, circles, etc), maybe even using scrap booking
edging scissors, some ribbon and glitter, they can make cute ornaments
for the tree that can also be used as gift tags.

Candy dish – cut a hexagon of plain cardstock and then six pieces from
Christmas card fronts (trying to get the nicest part of the picture
showing on the shape) that taper slightly wider at the top than the base
for the sides. Cover all the pieces with clear contact paper and punch
holes along all the edges, evenly spaced. Sew the pieces together using
ribbon or yarn, and you have a one of a kind candy dish. Let the kids
experiment with different shapes and sizes.
Styrofoam ball snowmen are an easy project. Stack and glue together (use
toothpicks to support the pieces) different sizes, and decorate with
buttons, or scrap pieces of felt for the eyes and mouth and buttons. To
make a cute hat for the snowman, place a standard size styrofoam coffee
cup upside down on a foil lined baking pan. Place in the oven at a low
temperature (adult supervision). Watch carefully as the cup begins to
melt, shrink and reshape itself into a funny top hat. Remove carefully,
let them cool, and they can be painted and decorated and glued onto the
snowman’s head.

				
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