Snow Day Crafts

This week we had an unexpected snow day.  What to do to entertain the kids is the first thing that crosses my mind when I see our school system flash across the bottom of the morning news.

This week we made birdhouses, tutus, and ornaments for the tree.

I had birdhouses on hand I had purchased from JoAnn Fabrics for $1 apiece.  We painted those to give as gifts to my children’s great grandparents who are bird lovers.  The kids LOVE this!  They get to paint and create a masterpiece that will be used as a gift.

We tried our hand at tutu making and fell in love!  Toile is rather inexpensive around here.  We purchased it for $1.09 a yard at our local Hobby Lobby and $1.37 for a yard of elastic for the waist band.  A small amount of sewing(there are ways to not have to sew at all), cutting, and tieing and you have a simple tutu that is fit for your little princess, fairy, or ballerina!

Lastly, we made ornaments for our tree.  With some white cardstock and paint we made Christmas trees.  I painted the kids hands green, then stuck it on the cardstock.  Let it dry, let the kids dip their pointer fingers in the paint and dab it on the tree to make the ornaments.  Punch a hole in the top, tie it up with some ribbon, or in our case pipe cleaner, and wah-la! A homemade ornament that leaves you with their handprint to treasure forever!


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Amy
    Dec 14, 2010 @ 23:54:07

    Let’s see some pictures!


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