Saturday, December 7, 2013

Five for Friday - Christmas Crafts!

I'm joining up with Doodle Bugs for my first Five for Friday Linky in a loooong time.
And I'm actually going to shake this Five for Friday post up a bit, and share five ideas for Christmas crafts.  These are crafts we've done over the last few years, and now that I'm a blogger I have the opportunity to pass these ideas along.
Most were not my original idea, but something I saw in a magazine or got from one of my creative colleagues.
Tree Wall Hangings
I purchased 10 packs of artist's canvas boards for these wall hangings. 
The gray border was better on the student pieces because they used a thin line of fabric paint.
The snowflake and silver circles were from Michaels.
The parents loved these.
Mitten Wreaths
I found blue paper plates and cut the inner circle out.
Then I made cardboard templates for the students from a mitten shape I had.
We used scrapbook paper for the mittens, and paper punched from the scraps for accents on the solid color pieces.
I liked that this craft could be on display through the winter months.
Snowman Doorknob Hanger
Home Depot donated the paint sticks that we painted white on the bottom, and black on the top.
A craft stick was painted black for the brim of the hat.
We painted on the facial features, and added googly eyes.
I used a hot glue gun for the raffia and button the hat, as well as the string hanger.
Decorated Placemat
I found some stencils and foamy stickback tape at Walmart. 
The students colored various designs on the placemats, and then added the different varieties of foamy tape.
Dog Biscuit Reindeer Ornament
These were so cute!
We started with a larger dog biscuit and used a hot glue gun to attach the antlers (slotted craft sticks broken in half) and ribbon hanger.  We turned them over after they were dry and attached the nose and googly eyes.
This one was my model and I lost one eye, and I couldn't find a replacement that was the same size. 
So,  this one looks a bit goofy. 
With the same size they're very cute.
I'm always on the lookout for new crafts if you have some to share!
I also wanted to let you know about a giveaway that I am a part of.
Lacey, at The Fabulous Life of an Elmentary Teacher, is having a giving away 12 winter-themed products, as well as a $25 TpT gift certificate.  Check it out here
The giveaway ends on December 13.  Good Luck!



  1. The mitten wreath is adorable, and I love that it can span several months!!

  2. I made your dog biscuit craft in my classroom and they turned out precious. I couldn't for the life of me remember where I read about them and searched and searched back through what felt like hundereds of blogs, but I finally stumbled back on yours so I could give you credit for it! They turned out precious! Thank you for the idea!
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'