Christmas Crafts

SnowmanChristmas is a wonderful time for family craft projects. Here’s a couple of craft projects you can do alone or with the children.Here are the instructions of two beautiful Christmas crafts for you to enjoy.

Salt Dough Christmas Ornaments

Perfect decorations to bake and hang on the tree.

You’ll need:

  • ½ cup salt
  • 1 cup flour
  • ½ cup water
  • Rolling pin
  • Cookie sheet
  • Tooth pick
  • Small cookie cutters
  • Acrylic paints
  • Glitter glue
  • Ribbon
  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees F.
  2. Mix together salt, flour and water to make dough
  3. Kneed the dough until it is smooth and elastic. Sprinkle with flour if it’s too sticky.
  4. Roll out the dough to about ¼ inch thick. Use cookie cutters to cut out decorations.
  5. Poke the dough at the top with a toothpick and increase the size of the hole so it’s big enough for the ribbon.
  6. Place decorations on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake in oven for 2 hours.
  7. Allow to cool completely out of the oven.
  8. Paint the decorations however you like.
  9. When the paint is dry use glitter glue to cover the entire ornament and let dry.
  10. Use the ribbon through the hole and tie a knot in the back.
  11. Put on a package or hang on the tree.

Snowman Ornaments

What You’ll Need:

  • Large Craft Sticks
  • Small twigs
  • White and black acrylic paints
  • Orange-colored toothpicks
  • Colorful felt
  • Glittery Chenille sticks
  • Shiny pom poms
  • Black craft foam
  • Buttons or sequins
  • Ribbon
  • Hot glue gun
  • Scissors
  1. Paint the craft sticks white and let dry completely.
  2. Break twigs into pieces about 3 inches long.
  3. Cut strips of colorful felt to make scarves, fringe the ends with scissors.
  4. Cut the end off of an orange toothpick, about 1 inch long.
  5. Cut a hat out of black craft foam.
  6. Using the wrong end of a paintbrush, dip the end into black paint, then dot on an eye, repeat for the other eye. Repeat this process for the mouth. Or, use a round-tip marker.
  7. Glue the orange toothpick nose in place.
  8. Tie the felt scarf around the snowman’s neck, or simply fold over to look like it’s blowing in the wind, and then glue it in place.
  9. Glue on hat. If you prefer ear muffs, cut a piece of chenille stick to fit around top of head, then glue in place. Glue on pom poms for the muffs.
  10. Glue buttons or sequins in a line below the scarf.
  11. Cut a piece of ribbon 8-10 inches long for the hanger. Fold in half and glue the open ends together on the back of the snowman’s head.
  12. Lastly, glue on the stick arms and let your snowman dry in a safe place where he won’t get bumped.

Do you have crafts ideas? Please leave a comment.

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