In my last post, I talked about easy and inexpensive Christmas Crafts that you can do with kids (or really fun grown ups). Well, there are just so many that I decided to dedicate another post to these cheap and cheerful activities.
COFFEE FILTER SNOWFLAKES
white coffee filters
Flatten out the coffee filter. Fold it half.
Fold it in half again.
Keep folding it half until it gets very small.
Using a sharp pair of scissors, cut out chunks from each side (including the pointed end and the edge). You can get creative here, big, little, rounded, zig zag, any shape you like.
Once you are happy with your cuts, unfold the coffee filter to reveal your beautiful snowflake!
I love that each one you do is unique, just like real snowflakes, no two are alike.
What can you do with these? You can hang them on your tree:
Tape them to a window:
Make a garland by stringing them on yarn and hang it up anywhere you want a little Christmas cheer. These are super easy and a lot of fun to make!
MAGICAL REINDEER FOOD
a small jar or ziploc bag
Mix the oats with some glitter. Store it in a small jar or ziploc bag. Sprinkle some out in the yard on Christmas eve for the reindeer. This magical food helps them fly!
small ziploc bag
paper and marker
Place some mini marshmallows in a small ziploc bag (I use the snack size bags). Write this poem on a small piece of paper that will fit onto the bag (or print it out using your computer):
YOU BETTER NOT BE NAUGHTY OR HERE'S THE SCOOP
ALL YOU'LL GET FOR CHRISTMAS IS SNOWMAN POOP!
Snowman poop is always a big hit with the kids!
A variety of dried pasta (ziti, shells, bowties, rotini, etc)
yarn or ribbon
These are really cute and easy. Just put out a bunch of dried pasta and let your kids glue them together or string them on yarn or pipe cleaners to make ornaments. After the glue dries you can paint them or just leave them plain. Glue on a loop of yarn or ribbon to hang them on the tree.
I strung ziti on a pipe cleaner and formed it into a circle for a wreath shape:
Then I glued a piece of bowtie pasta on top. Here it is plain:
Here it is painted:
I love love love these pasta ornaments! They remind me of my Old School Italian Husband (pasta is a way of life with him ha-ha).
Anyway, I hope you make these simple Christmas crafts with your family (and make some memories while you're at it). Merry Christmas!