First crafts was some foam Christmas trees (25 for $1) and glitter foam decorations ($1 for the box)! Monkey decorated quite a few trees. The foam decoration were stickers and the backing on them was a little tricky to get off, so this helped with some fine motor skills as well!
This were his 4 finished trees!
He still had decoration stickers left, so he wanted to decorate some Gingerbread men as well. Each got two snowflake eyes, and snowflake mouths! Then he used one sticker for each hand and foot! I thought he would just stick them anywhere, but he is really into making faces right now.
Next was a super easy and super quick Candy Cane craft that our friends from Happy Hooligans shared with us.
All you need is a sheet of computer paper, some markers, a piece of tape, and a pencil!
First cut your paper into a square (it really makes it easier) and then create a pattern that continues on two sides. Repeat it 3 or 4 times.
Next, flip your paper over and use your pencil to start rolling the paper. Start on the corner that has no pattern and roll right to the end. Once you get to the end stick it down with a small piece of clear tape.
Take one end of the roll, and wrap it around your finger to shape it into a semi circle. Shape it like the top of a candy cane. I cut off the tip of the curve to make it look a little prettier. And then I cut some off the end as well to make it about the size of a real Candy Cane.
Here is the finished product. Pretty cute, eh?! All four took me less than 5 minutes to make!
Next week, we will be doing salt ornaments and many other Christmas surprises!!