autumn days

Monday, December 9, 2013

children's winter crafts

As the temperatures drop outside, we are having the time of our lives preparing endless crafty gifts in our warm cozy home.  In addition to canned apple pie filling and pears and applesauce, we have created colorful melted crayons, rice-filled hand warming bags, healing lip balm and salve, and are sharing herbs and recipes.  Most of these projects were created with things we have on hand (We openly welcome our friends' old things!) or at local library activities.  Here are photos of what is on our kitchen table at the moment.  Happy winter crafting!

This photo will go in a book with a copy of the Santa letter, as it does every year.

Another passionate Santa letter writer

I crafted this ceramic necklace for my mom at the local clay shop.

coloring old business magnets

magazine photos glued onto glass beads and magnets with E6000 glue

buttons to glue outside baby food jar as candle holder

dyed noodles for necklaces

colored snowflakes, some we watercolor ahead of time, double as masks

While awaiting the birth of my son, Hannah and I made 12 sets of the 12 Days of Christmas.  Here are two turtle doves.

Ten lords a-leaping cutouts

flower topped pens (with the help of a glue gun and floral tape)

simple bookmarks to decorate
An I-Spy bag made with an old swimming ring

It only took us 15 months to complete this project.

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