Saturday, December 21, 2013

Five for Friday - More Christmas Crafts!

I just love Winter Break.  Its' so nice to have time to relax, sleep in, cuddle with the dog, etc. etc. Oh yes - there are Christmas doings to prepare for, but there's a different layer of (fun) stress associated with that.
On to my Five for Friday post. 
Thanks to Doodle Bugs for the linky!
My teaching partner and I are leading a monthly after-school S.T.E.M. Club for third and fourth graders.  This past week we had them do some Candy Cane Science experiments, and I created a tri-fold for them to record their predictions and observations.
You can get it free in my TpT store!
We've been working on more Christmas Crafts during the last 2 weeks!
Recently we made these simple ornaments.
We just used snowflake stickers and sequins to decorate plain white balls.
I love the ribbon I found for  hanging. 
We did an update of the mitten wreaths I had mentioned in a previous post.
The students cut out mittens from a holiday scrapbook pack I purchased at JoAnns.
They then used glue to place the mittens in a pattern, and I hot glued the tops of the mittens onto the paper plate so they laid flat.
We added a ribbon bow and a string for hanging on the back.
Each was different but turned out cute!
At the last minute I decided to have my third graders make a card from green cardstock that I had.
I was inspired by all the cute reindeer thumbprint ornaments I've been seeing on various blogs.
We used a brown stamp pad for the thumbprints, and added details and border with markers.
They wrote a sweet note on the inside for someone special.
At our classroom party I gave a my students a book from Scholastic, and a pencil case that I had purchased last summer for a penny!
I can't remember if they were from Office Max or Office Depot, but they were a special deal at one of the Back to School sales.
I added some Washi Tape, and a snowflake label with their name on, and they were pleased as punch.
Hope you are enjoying a wonderful holiday break!



  1. Thank you! I pinned it - great activities to remember. :)

    1. Thank you Emily! I appreciate the pinning, and that you liked my activities.

      Happiest of holidays to you!

  2. These are great! They all turned out so cute :)

    1. Thanks for the comment Diane! Luckily we had successful projects this year.

      Hope you are having a wonderful holiday and break!

  3. Those pencil boxes are a great idea!

    1. Thanks Kelly! I did it last year, too, and they were a hit so I watched for the sale on the boxes again in the summer.

      Merry Christmas!