Do not touch the heated end while in use. Wax Burner copper plate becomes very hot while using. Let dry completely before using for decoration. What a beautiful decoration to hang in the window to display to guests and neighbors. What cute little creatures to greet your guests at the front door or even adorn a side table with other Christmas decorations! Get your envelope in front of you, attach your seal head to the handle, and grab your lighter. Everyone in the household gets to go by and make their own one-of-a-kind cookies to enjoy in front of the fireplace on Christmas day. You know that includes bringing out all of my Christmas cookie recipes But just making cookies doesn’t seem like enough to truly take advantage of the season. Christmas doesn’t last very long, so I like to take advantage of the short time I do have to enjoy it. Dip your paintbrush into your watercolor and use your paintbrush to mix the color chosen into your pools of glue (remember one at a time).
You should have 5 strips of the same length and width in each color. Trace the width of the ruler, with a pencil, all the way down the length of the paper. Easily melted over an open flame, these luxurious and rich sealing wax beads are the perfect way to slow down and get creative with your gift wrapping, snail mail, or DIY project! The two ends sticking out at the bottom are going to be your elf’s legs. I suggest leaving two strips 12 inches, cutting two strips to 10 inches, and cutting the last strip to 8 inches. Personally, I would stack at least three pieces of construction paper on top of each other before cutting strips to save time. Start by cutting circles of three different sizes in your white foam paper. You might try a protractor, or finding a variety of glasses with bottoms of the right sizes you prefer.
And you’re decorating the house anyway right? I suggest using a hot glue glue so that it will glue down right away and stay in the form that your child(ren) wants. Lay your ruler down the long side of the construction paper on top of the paper. Once the glue has dried, turn the snowman over so the fishing line is on the back and the smallest circle is at the top. What’s really great in our home is the unique way they turn out with a couple toddlers putting them together. You’ll have to let me know how they turn out for you! Now cut small rectangles out of your music paper and fold each in half for sheet music for each of your carolers. For their hats, fold the top of each sock down a little for the bottom of the hat, and cut a little of the foot off of the bottom. Once you have your pattern, tape your piece of wax paper over the top of it.
I would tape it down to your table until your are completely finished to keep it from moving the snowflake and ruining your hard work. Those are really interesting, educative activities for kids to do in their holidays. When the holidays come around, the first thing I want to do is decorate for Christmas, start recording holiday movies, and crank the Christmas music. Do you have any traditions that you do with your kids every year for the holidays? I never have quite enough decorations to spread throughout the entire house. We’ve even been known to hang them throughout the house or make streamers for the windows and fireplace with them. One day, your children can even put these on their Christmas trees as they add their own children’s crafts to the collection. It’s important to use seasons to encourage creativity in children and Christmastime is certain one of the most delightful times to do that!
You can challenge your kids to make them unique, and maybe even put their names on the back with the day so you can remember years later how old your children were when they made it. My little one even thought to mix ribbon patterns by alternating the twists on the tree. When you reach the ribbon again on the other side, simple overlap a tad and start draw your glue line, laying your ribbon, and securing it with pins, just above the first line. Cut a much longer piece of fishing line, to the length you will want to hang your ornament by, and tie your strips together securely with one side of your fishing line. Before you finish, cut and tie a piece of fishing line carefully through one of your outside circles, to be used to hang your snowflake. Cut a piece of fishing line about 5 inches long. My son really loved the idea of getting to cut up old socks of his for the hats!