Sunday, December 5, 2010

A Few Christmas Ideas

I'm going to try really hard to keep this blog updated! I just gotta remember to take pictures each day! Here's a couple projects that we did in the past week:

Angels, hand them each pick the color they wanted their angel body, then I traced the outline on the paper and let them cut it out, added angel wings and a circle head and let them draw their face. Love this picture- the angel is busy singing!

Handprint trees, worked best to do 4 trees on the bottom layer, 3 on the next, 2 then 1 for the top. (I put a line of glue and gave them the number of trees that they could put on there, so it somewhat looked like a tree when we were done) Added a star for the top and red circles for our holly berries and the brown rectangle for the trunk.

Gingerbread Man
Paint a paperplate brown, added rickrack for the headband, foam pieces for the rest of the face. One suggestion-- I let them choose the foam shapes for the mouth (I had all sizes in the bowl), I think that littler ones would look better. of course, they all choose the biggest shapes that they could find!

Foam Turtle we put together from oriental trading

Candy cane-- the kids loved to do this project, I had the candy cane shape pre-cut then we used painters tape to stripe our candy cane, they painted the red and we removed the tape and they were amazed!

Puffy Paint Gingerbread
Mix shaving cream and glue with paint and let them paint. These feel so cool when they dry! --the more paint they put on, the longer it takes for this to dry!

One of our Christmas bulletin boards, Santa's Helpers
They each glittered the elf bib and santa hat, then I printed out their picture.

My all time favorite project to do!

Trace their foot and hands on white foam (sometimes I spray glitter on these before I cut them out)
Add their picture and  bend a pipe cleaner for the angel halo. This bulletin board we titled, Nicci's Little Angels... how perfect, my daycare name :)

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