Christmas Crafts–General

In addition to making lots of cool ornamentsover the last few years, we’ve also had fun making other types of crafts. Not everything has worked the way I envisioned, (the wax paper/melted crayon “stars” are an example of that), and some things, even though meant for children, were so involved that I ended up doing most of the work, (the foam nativity, which is why we no longer do foam crafts!). Most of the crafts have been successful, though, ¬†and all have been enjoyed by the children, (even the ones that didn’t turn out as planned), and a few were so popular that they’ve already been repeated, even though this is only (only?!?) our fourth year of homeschooling!

Christmas Wreaths

Handprint Wreath

Tissue Paper Wreath

Christmas Trees

Handprint Tree

“Stained Glass” Tree

Snowflakes

Pipe Cleaner Snowflake with Pom-Pom “Snow”

Q-Tip Snowflake

Another Q-Tip Snowflake

Basic Paper Snowflake

Stars

A variety of stars made with foil, glitter, and crayons

3-D Stars

Wax Paper/Melted Crayon Stars, appearing with limited success

Angels

Handprint Angel

Paper Plate Angel

Other

The ubiquitous paper chain

Stick puppets of different varieties, (wise men shown here)

The dreaded foam nativity scene

Gingerbread House

Mexican lantern from a “Christmas Around the World” lesson

3-D Poinsettia

Christmas Greetings from Around the World

Stamped & Laminated Cardstock Bookmarks 

Santa Lucia Crown and Star Boy Hat