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Christmas Ornament: Star

21 Dec

Day 21: 25 Days of Christmas Ideas

Make this simple star ornament. It is a great craft idea for a Christmas party at church or to keep kids busy while last minute preparations are being completed in the kitchen on Christmas Day.

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Supplies:
3 white pipe cleaners (per child), various beads in white and gold, gold ribbon

Twist two pipe cleaners together at their middle to form an “X”. Place the third pipe cleaner horizontal over the X and twist around to hold in place.

String the beads on each of the six pipe cleaner halves, making a design with the beads. For a smaller star, cut the ends of the pipe cleaners to the desired length. After all the beads are on the pipe cleaners, bend the end around the last bead to keep it in place.

Tie the gold ribbon to an end, making a loop for a hanger.

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Christmas Tree Art

17 Dec

Day 17: 25 Days of Christmas Ideas

Make a fun Christmas tree from scraps of paper or recycled items. Arrange them in a classroom or your home to make an art gallery of trees.

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Thank you Melanie Kost and CBC kids for the pictures.

Teaching Generosity: Christmas tree for birds

5 Dec

Day 5: 25 Days of Christmas Ideas.

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Making a Christmas tree for the birds is a great way to teach kids generosity. Thinking of others is a first step in having a generous heart. Taking the time to take care of one of God’s creations is another step toward having a generous heart.

Choose a tree with low branches. An evergreen tree works great for this project. Gather the supplies (listed below) and create ornaments and garland out of items that will attract birds. Make sure to position them so birds will be able to land on a branch and reach them with their beaks.

Supplies: pine cones, peanut butter, lunch bag, bird seed, bread, cranberries, popcorn, string, needle, Christmas cookie cutters

String cranberries or popcorn using the needle and string. Make long strands to loop around the tree. Cover pine cones in peanut butter and place in a lunch bag with seed. Shake to cover with seed. Tie a string on the top of the pine cone and hang from the tree. Cut pieces of bread in Christmas shapes using the cookie cutters. Spread peanut butter on them and coat with bird seed. Make a hole in the bread and tie a ribbon in a loop through it. Hang the loop on a branch of the tree.