2 Christmas Crafts
I am trying really hard to be some-what crafty. It’s hard for me to just sit down and set up some kind of craft for the kids and me to do. I dread the huge mess for me to clean up afterwards, and I always think my kids are too young to do crafts. I know it will just be me doing the craft with them watching and messing it all up. Positive thinking, right? Anyway, I attempted 2 Christmas crafts towards the end of December.
First, print out a few pics and cut them small enough to fit in the jars that will be your snow globes. I used babyfood jars, then I found some bigger mason jars and used those too. “Laminate” them between 2 pieces of packing tape to seal them. This is why this craft did not work for me. I did not have a good seal and the pictures wound up getting wet and ruined. But whatever, the kids loves showing them off anyway.
I grated a piece of plastic with my cheese grater for the “snow” in the snow globe.
Then you fill your jar with water and glycerin (which helps the snow “float”), put your pictures in and seal.
Then turn upside down! There you have it – your very own personal snow globe. Until it gets ruined from being in water…
Our next craft was just these cone trees with numbers on them to countdown the days until Christmas. A lot of people have calendars and things to countdown the days until Santa comes. Since my girls are so little, I wasn’t sure they would understand that perspective. I found this online and thought it might help. This way, we could take a cone away everyday and they could count the cones to see how many days are left. I did this around the 19th, so we didn’t have many days to count. I am thinking this can be an annual craft for us to set up every year.