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Christmas Craft Project

"There is no shortage of things you can do with a bunch of craft sticks; they lend themselves to great Christmas craft projects."

 


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Christmas Craft Project
by Emily Burson

 

Do Your Kids need a Christmas Craft Project?

Are your kids constantly asking you for something to do? How about a Christmas craft project that involves nothing more than a large craft stick, some paint, a little yarn and ribbon? If this sounds like the perfect Christmas craft project for your family, then read on!

The Snowman Christmas Craft Project

If you want to make your snowmen into Christmas tree ornaments, look for the craft sticks with holes already in one end; it makes is easier. If you cannot find them, don't worry, your Christmas craft project isn't ruined; it'll just take an extra step!

1. Gather your supplies together. Cover your craft surface, whether it is the dining room table or a card table, with newspaper to protect it from paint spills.
2. Paint the bottom ¾ of the each craft stick white. Paint the top ¼ black. (The top should have the hole in it). Allow to dry.
3. Repeat step two on the other side.
4. Choose which side of the craft stick you would like to be the front. Paint eyes, a carrot nose, a mouth, and your coal 'buttons' on the front. Allow to drive.
5. Use a piece of black yard to make a brim for the black 'hat' you painted on the top. Keep in place with Elmer's glue.
6. Tie a ribbon between the mouth and buttons of your snowman in order to give him a head and a body.
7. If there is a hole, tie a piece of yarn or ribbon through it in order to create a hanger for the ornament. If there is not a hole, you can make a hanger and glue it to the back of the ornament.
8. Write the year and your child's name on the back of your ornament in order to make the ornaments a keepsake.
9. Make lots of snowmen and use them as gift tags for presents this Christmas. They will add a homemade touch to your store-bought gifts.
10. Hang the ornaments you want to keep on your tree and enjoy!

Snowmen are easy, but they're not the only Christmas Craft Project!
If these sound too easy for your child, or you just want more for them to do, there is no shortage of things you can do with a bunch of craft sticks; they lend themselves to great Christmas craft projects.

Here are some other Christmas craft suggestions:

  • Make Reindeer out of craft sticks for your Christmas craft project
  • Turn a craft stick into a tiny Christmas wish list to give you parents, grandparents, and friends
  • Add pipe cleaner wings and make Christmas Craft project angels
  • Glue several together to make a manger for Baby Jesus
  • Turn a craft stick into a candle or a homemade candelabra
  • White paint and a red ribbon would make a great peppermint stick

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Emily Burson is a 2001 graduate of Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. She worked for a year as a full time copywriter before getting a job at her church, Sherwood Oaks Christian Church. She works at the church full time and loves it. She loves to read and write, and believes that children's books and young adult literature contain some of the most powerful lessons and messages that the written word has to offer. She is an avid scrapbooker and loves to travel, having been to Costa Rica, Venezuela, and Honduras, as well as many states.

If you would like to contact her about her writing, craft ideas, or book reviews, email her at erburson@gmail.com.

Also, read her personal thoughts on God, faith, life, culture, and more.

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