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    Cool Christmas Printables,Crafts,Activities & More

    Christmas Story Starters:
    http://abcteach.com/Christmas/prompts.htm

    Christmas Tree Shape Book:
    http://abcteach.com/Christmas/tree.htm

    My Christmas Wish:
    http://abcteach.com/Christmas/wish.htm

    Online Christmas Stories:
    http://www.ucalgary.ca/~dkbrown/christmas.html

    Santa Claus Storyteller:
    http://www.claus.com/elfschool/games_storyteller.shtml

    Santa's Soldiers:
    http://www.oldjim.com/christmas/chris5.html

    Christmas Bear:
    http://abcteach.com/Christmas/bear.htm

    Christmas Memories:
    http://abcteach.com/Christmas/Christmas.htm

    Little Drummer Boy:
    http://www.oldjim.com/christmas/chris3.html

    Merry Christmas:
    http://www.oldjim.com/christmas/chris9.html

    Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer:
    http://www.oldjim.com/christmas/chris8.html

    Sleigh Ride:
    http://www.oldjim.com/christmas/chris6.html

    Free North Pole Activities For Kids & Parents
    http://www.northpole.com

    Free Christmas Craft Patterns - Here's a cool site for craft lovers,
    featuring patterns in several different categories. There are free
    patterns in eight different categories....Snowman, Santa, Christmas
    Signs, Angel Patterns, Gingerbread Crafts, Nativity Patterns,
    Christmas Blocks, and Christmas Ornaments.
    Each pattern comes with a photograph so that you will know what
    to expect once the project is completed. You can view the
    instructions online or print them as well as black and white line
    drawings for each craft project. The site is presented in a simple
    and easy to navigate design, and you will also discover links to
    other craft websites.
    Visit http://www.northpolechristmas.com

    Audio Christmas Stories:
    http://www.northpole4kids.com/2002/h...dio_story.html

    Do you Believe In Santa Claus?:
    http://www.northpole4kids.com/2002/h...u_believe.html

    Frosty The Snowman:
    http://www.northpole4kids.com/2002/h...osty_main.html

    Here Comes Santa Claus:
    http://www.northpole4kids.com/2002/a...gic_entry.html

    How The Grinch Stole Christmas: Audio
    http://www.northpole4kids.com/2002/h...thegrinch.html

    Online Christmas Card:
    http://www.northpole4kids.com/2002/html/card.html

    Adopt Elf Buddies:
    http://www.claus.com/toyworkshop/buddy.shtml

    Coloring Pages:
    http://www.northpole4kids.com/2002/h...ing_pages.html

    Elves Movie Theater:
    http://www.northpole4kids.com/2002/html/movie.html

    Elves Music Words:
    http://www.northpole4kids.com/2002/html/sheets.html

    Merry Christmas in 150 Languages:
    http://www.northpole4kids.com/2002/html/merry_xmas.html

    Mrs. Santa Claus:
    http://www.northpole4kids.com/2002/html/mrs_claus.html

    Online Letter From Santa:
    http://www.northpole4kids.com/2002/html/letter.html

    Reindeer Barn:
    http://www.claus.com/reindeer/index.shtml

    Santa Claus Toy Workshop:
    http://www.claus.com/toyworkshop/index.shtml

    Santa Show:
    http://www.claus.com/santashow/flashshow01.shtml

    Santa Tracker:
    http://www.northpole4kids.com/2002/h...nta_radar.html

    Christmas Activities For Kids:
    http://www.dltk-kids.com/crafts/xmas/

    Christmas Craft Ideas:
    http://www.amazingmoms.com/htm/christmas_crafts.htm

    Elf School:
    http://www.claus.com/elfschool/index.shtml

    Kids Holiday Crafts:
    http://www.geocities.com/PicketFence/7191/xkids.html

    Santa Claus Crafty Crafts:
    http://www.claus.com/santashome/crafts.shtml

    Santa Claus Game Room:
    http://www.claus.com/games/index.shtml
    "There is not enough darkness in the world to
    put out the light of one candle."

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    Christmas At Making Friends:
    http://www.makingfriends.com/xmas.htm

    Christmas Crafts:
    http://www.enchantedlearning.com/crafts/christmas/

    Christmas Fun And Crafts:
    http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/7.../chrcrafts.htm

    Crafts For Christmas:
    http://www.imagitek.com/xmas/crafts/

    Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer:
    http://www.northpole4kids.com/2002/h...h/rudolph.html

    The Scrooge:
    http://www.northpole4kids.com/2002/h...hescrooge.html

    Voices Of Children Around The World:
    http://www.northpole4kids.com/2002/h...ds_voices.html

    Free Santa's Secret Valley Download
    The classic original adventure of Fizbin the elf!
    http://familygames.com/share/ssvdld.html

    12 days of Christmas Village - Games, printables, and tons of fun!
    http://www.12days.com/scene.htm

    SANTA CLAUS WELCOMES YOU TO CLAUS.COM
    http://www.claus.com/village.php

    Christmas Quizzes
    http://www.familygames.com/features/.../xmasquiz.html

    Christmas Activities
    http://www.merry-christmas.com/activities.htm

    EMAIL SANTA
    http://www.emailsanta.com/

    Santa Land Kids Christmas Activities
    http://www.santaland.com/kid.html

    Free Printable Christmas Coloring Pages
    http://www.merry-christmas.com/coloring.htm

    Make This a Patriotic Holiday Season
    Do you need a reason to show your colors? Make these fun Red, White &
    Blue Placemats and Napkin Rings. You can make these patriotic
    placemats and rings for your table inside or outdoors. They are easy
    and fun to make.
    http://www.uchida.com/projects/fabric/pk1.htm

    Free Printable Christmas Gift Tags For Kids To Color
    The holidays are just around the corner, so get the kids involved and
    create fun and colorful gift tags before the holiday rush! It's a
    great project for rainy days and after-school fun. Just print, color,
    cut, and tape:
    http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/7...as/chrtags.htm

    Dancing Snowman:
    http://www.afreegreetingcard.com/pos...gsnowman.shtml

    Popcorn Snowman:
    http://www.guidezone.skl.com/kdpopsno.htm

    Snowman Clipart:
    http://www.christmas-graphics.com/galleries/frosty.html

    Snowman Dancing In Christmas:
    http://www.fungreetz.com/dance/snowm...ndancing.shtml

    Winter Party:
    http://www.boardmanweb.com/party/winter_party.htm

    Winter Songs:
    http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Troy...nter/songs.htm

    Frosty Readers:
    http://www.kids-learn.org/frosty/

    National Snow and Ice Data Station:
    http://www-nsidc.colorado.edu/index.html

    Real Crystal Snowflake:
    http://www.enchantedlearning.com/cra...stalsnowflake/

    Snowman Direction:
    http://www.scoutinglinks.com/GSRC/crfts410.htm

    Snowman Ornament or Necklace:
    http://www.enchantedlearning.com/cra...esnowman.shtml

    Toboggan Game:
    http://www.wb-jackfrost.com/cmp/jackfrost4.html

    Winter Games:
    http://expage.com/page/alphabetacrossamericaletter19S8

    Free Letter From Santa!
    Your kids can send Santa an email AND get a reply
    back from him!
    http://www.freebiesforwomen.com/cgi-...mp.cgi?ID=1623

    Ton 'O Christmas Printables
    You'll find more than 50 Christmas Printables:
    Coloring pages, word searches,
    picture scramble, mazes, christmas trivia,
    gift tags and so much more!
    http://www.kidprintables.com/christmas/

    Moms Network Holiday Area (Includes Holiday Stationery too!)
    http://holidays.momsnetwork.com/kidfun/index.shtml

    Free Christmas Crafts @ Moms Network
    http://www.momsnetwork.com/christmascrafts.shtml

    More Christmas Coloring Pages
    http://www.momsnetwork.com/kids/colo...as/index.shtml

    Free Recipe Cards - Great Stocking Stuffers
    Print out some, write your favorite recipes on them,
    bundle with a nice Christmas ribbon and you have a great
    little Christmas gift or Stocking stuffer.
    http://www.moms-diner.com/printables/

    Sing your favorite carols
    Complete lyrics to the 4 most popular holiday tunes
    http://houseandhome.msn.com/Food/Fav...asCarols0.aspx

    Snowflake Shape Book:
    http://www.abcteach.com/MonthtoMonth...snowflake1.htm

    Snow Similes:
    http://www.abcteach.com/MonthtoMonth...er/similes.htm

    Winter Arts and Crafts:
    http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Troy...inter/arts.htm

    Winter Books:
    http://www.kidsdomain.com/holiday/winter/books.html

    Winter Safety:
    http://weathereye.kgan.com/expert/bl...interSafe.html
    "There is not enough darkness in the world to
    put out the light of one candle."

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    The Mitten:
    http://janbrett.com/site_map.htm
    http://www.carolhurst.com/titles/mitten.html

    Friendship/Thinking Day Snowflakes
    http://www.scoutinglinks.com/GSRC/crfts120.htm

    Melting Snowman Card:
    http://www.dgreetings.com/christmas/fls16.htm

    Snow Fun Art:
    http://www.angelfire.com/ga/prespecial/page30.html

    Snowflake Or Snowflake Card:
    http://www.enchantedlearning.com/cra...mas/snowflake/

    Snowman Card:
    http://www.enchantedlearning.com/cra...s/snowmancard/

    The Mitten Curriculum Web:
    http://www.teachers.net/lessons/posts/694.html
    http://www.teachers.net/lessons/posts/456.html

    Winter Theme Paper:
    http://www.abcteach.com/MonthtoMonth...y/writing1.htm

    Annie's Gingerbread Page:
    http://www.annieshomepage.com/gingerbread.html

    Aunt Jaynes Gingerbread Boy Fun Page:
    http://geocities.com/Heartland/Lake/6887/ginger2.html

    Gingerbread Hunt:
    http://www.angelfire.com/la/kinderthemes/index1.html

    Gingerbread Man Poems:
    http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/F...read_poems.htm

    Gingerbread Showcase:
    http://www.gingerbreadlane.com/showcase.html

    Gingerbread Castle Photos:
    http://dem0nmac.mgh.harvard.edu/cma/ginger98/view.html

    Gingerbread Man:
    http://www.ayles.com/gingerbread2.html

    Gingerbread Man Unit:
    http://www.kconnect.com/kc-integrated.html
    http://www.angelfire.com/ma/1stGrade...ngerbread.html

    The Gingerbread Man:
    http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/F...rbread_man.htm
    http://www.hubbardscupboard.org/the_...bread_man.html

    Easy Graham Cracker Gingerbread House:
    http://www.onenorthpole.com/MrsClaus...ml#Gingerbread

    Gingerbread Cookie Mix in a Jar:
    http://cookierecipe.com/az/GingerbreadCookieMixJar.asp

    Gingerbread House Contest:
    http://www.epicurious.com/c_play/c02...2/results.html

    Gingerbread Man Doll Chain:
    http://www.dltk-kids.com/crafts/misc...ngerbread.html

    History of Gingerbread:
    http://wwwiz.com/issue04/wiz_d04.html

    Necco Gingerbread House:
    http://www.necco.com/gingerhouse.htm

    Charming Candy Cottage:
    http://food.epicurious.com/b_ba/b02_...ead/dough.html

    Gingerbread Man Unit:
    http://www.geocities.com/teachingwit...rbreadman.html

    Gingerbread Pancakes:
    http://www.bbonline.com/ma/onemain/recipe1.html

    Gingerbread Paperdolls:
    http://www.paperdolls.org/gbreads2.jpg

    G is For Gingerbread
    http://geocities.com/Heartland/Hollo...ngerbread.html

    How To Make A Gingerbread House:
    http://www.algonet.se/%7Ebernadot/christmas/23.html

    Gingerbread Baby by Jan Brett
    http://janbrett.com/gingerbread_baby_coloring_page.htm
    http://www.janbrett.com/gingerbread_baby_masks_main.htm
    http://janbrett.com/gingerbread_baby_recipe.htm
    http://janbrett.com/gingerbread_baby_icing.htm
    http://janbrett.com/gingerbread_baby_house.htm
    http://janbrett.com/2000_calendar/20...endar_main.htm
    http://janbrett.com/newsnotes/ginger...tes_page_1.htm

    Gingerbread Man:
    http://www.abcteach.com/Christmas/gingerbread.htm

    Gingerbread Mansion:
    http://gingerbread-mansion.com/

    Gingerbread House Shape:
    http://www.abcteach.com/Christmas/gingerbread2.htm

    Gingerbread Man Book Study:
    http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Cypr...ngerbread.html

    Gingerbread Man With Lines:
    http://www.abcteach.com/Christmas/gingerbread3.htm

    Gingerbread Man Theme:
    http://www.kidzone.ws/thematic/gingerbread/

    Gingerbread Stories:
    http://geocities.com/Heartland/Lake/6887/ginger.html

    Theme Signs: Gingerbread:
    http://www.abcteach.com/Extras/theme...ingerbread.htm

    Christmas Crafts,Activities,Printables & More!
    A ChildFun Christmas:
    http://www.childfun.com/christmas/

    Candy Cane Ornament:
    http://www.night.net/christmas/f-o-cane.html

    Christmas Coloring Book:
    http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/7...s/chrcolor.htm

    Christmas Tags:
    http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/7...as/chrtags.htm

    Christmas Theme:
    http://www.southcom.com.au/~jennifer.../chrstthm.html

    Reindeer Theme:
    http://teachers.net/lessons/posts/747.html
    "There is not enough darkness in the world to
    put out the light of one candle."

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    Christmas Crafts:
    http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/A...70/crafts.html
    http://www.billybear4kids.com/holida...mas/crafts.htm

    Christmas Games:
    http://www.billybear4kids.com/holida...tmas/games.htm
    http://www.billybear4kids.com/holida...tmas/print.htm
    http://www.preschooleducation.com/gchristmas.shtml

    Christmas Ornaments:
    http://www.preschooleducation.com/achristmas.shtml#orn

    Christmas Sticker Fun:
    http://www.billybear4kids.com/holida...s/stickers.htm

    The NORAD Tracks Santa Website:
    http://www.noradsanta.org

    Virtual Christmas Tree Farm:
    http://www.christmastrees.on.ca/vtfs...nactivity.html

    Write To Santa:
    http://www.claus.com/postoffice/tosanta.shtml
    http://www.usacitylink.com/xmas/scletter.html

    Christmas Gifts Kids Can Make
    A book just for kids lets them create wonderful Christmas gifts that
    they can make by themselves. Please include a postage and handling
    charge of: $2. Write to: Tikka Books FS, PO Box 242 Saint Lambert
    Quebec, Canada J4P 3N8.

    Christmas crafts from Woman's Day
    http://www.*********.com/xp6/*********/crafts

    Bird House Ornament Project
    http://www.holidays.net/christmas/goodies.htm

    Printable crafts/pages/coloring pages for kids and kids' crafts
    http://www.dltk-kids.com/crafts/xmas/

    Egg Carton Tree
    Two egg cartons, large piece of paper, glue, paint, misc craft items - such as fabric scraps, beads, ect. Cup the egg cartons so you have one row of 6 cups, one row of 5 cups, and so on to 1 cup. Paint the outside of the egg cup green. When the paint is dry, glue them on a large sheet of paper as follows: Glue the 6 cup row on the bottom of the paper, just above that glue the 5 cup row, and so on until you have used all the cups. It should look like a triangle when you are done. Decorate with misc. craft items.

    Santa Face
    Paint center of palm down to where the fingers start a flesh color. Paint from the center up toward the wrist and onto the thumb red. Paint the remaining four fingers white. Hand print with fingers pointing downward. Use fingertips to decorate the Santa face with black for eyes. White dots at the base of the red for the hat fuzz and a white dot on tip of the thumb.

    Clothespin Angel
    1 4" peg clothespin
    1 3/4" wooden ball for head
    1 yd. 4" wide lace cut into 2 18" pieces
    1/2 yd. 1 1/2-2" lace cut into 2 pieces
    Place the 2 pieces of 4" wide lace on top of each other. Gather top, pull thread tight leaving a small hole. Knot. This is the dress. Slip dress onto round part of clothespin, glue. Glue ball on top. For the wings, join each piece of 1 1/2" lace with glue to make a tube. Overlap the 2 pieces in the center, gather up the middle, wrap thread around and tie tightly. Glue wings onto dress just below the head. Make a halo by forming a small circle from a piece of shiny pipe cleaner. Tie a piece of thread or ribbon through this for a hanger and then glue halo on to head. Decorate with ribbons, etc.

    Smell game
    Pass jars under their noses & see if they can identify the smells; evergreen, ginger, candy canes, christmas cake, eggnog, candles, etc.

    Reindeer Poky (sung to the tune of "The Hokey Poky")
    You put your antlers in. You put your antlers out.
    You put you antlers in and you shake them all about.
    You do the Reindeer Poky and you turn yourself around.
    That's what it's all about!
    You put your hooves in....
    You put your red nose in....
    You put your fluffy tail in...
    You put your reindeer body in...

    Reindeer Poop
    (use small, round chocolate candies like covered peanuts or raisins) I woke up with such a scare when I heard Santa call... "Now dash away, dash away, dash away all! I ran to the lawn and in the snowy white drifts, those nasty reindeer had left "little gifts". I got an old shovel and started to scoop neat little piles of "reindeer poop". But to throw them away, seemed such a waste, So I saved them, thinking ~ you might like a taste! As I finished my task, which took quite awhile, Old Santa passed by and he sheepishly smiled. And I heard him exclaim as he rose in the sky ~ "Well, they're not potty trained, but at least they can fly!"

    Christmas Wreath Crafts

    Pretzel Wreath
    Use the little pretzels (the ones that are shaped like a heart with a cross in the middle). Glue 1 layer of them in a circle like a wreath, then glue a second layer on top of the first joining the pretzels together over the middle of a pretzel on the first layer. You can weave ribbon between the holes if you would like. Hang with a ribbon.

    Days Till Christmas Bell
    Use a smaller "Chinette" type paper bowl, turn the bowl upside down and paint the entire outside with red paint, or whatever color. Allow to dry. Cut strips of paper to make a paper chain. Have the children glue the strips together to make the paper chain for however many days are left till Christmas(reserve one strip to attach chain to bell).

    Christmas Stocking
    Use a simple Christmas stocking outline on white paper. You can give the kids an assortment of whatever you have on hand to decorate it. After decorating, have them cut out the stocking (you can have them cut out two and glue them together). They then have their own stocking for Santa.

    Rudolph Sandwiches
    Take a Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich, cut it crossways for a triangle! Then decorate it for a reindeer! With two raisins for the eyes, five or six raisins for the mouth, broken pretzel bits for the horns, and a bright half a cherry for the nose!! Voilla, you have Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, ready to eat.
    "There is not enough darkness in the world to
    put out the light of one candle."

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    A Few Really Simple Christmas Crafts for Kids
    Make your own dough and make christmas ornaments & then paint them

    Get a large roll of craft or butcher paper. Make sponge cut outs of stars, ornaments, etc, & let the kids make their own wrapping paper

    On a white hand towel, use fabric paint and do the kids hand prints. Write with fabric paint "See, I DID wash my hands" you could do red & green hand prints & make these little christmas towels to set out for guests.



    Tie three bells together and make a pretty bow on top. These are cute hung on doorknobs, on mailboxes, tied on the kids' backbacks, and with longer strings, fun necklaces for the kids.

    Paint an old fashioned clothes pin white. Paint knob on top like a face. Cut out wings & glue to back. Makes a cute quick angel

    Glue star mint candies to lid of jar. Fill jar with candies for parent gift.

    Glue two perfectly shaped triangles together to make a six pointed star. Cover with macaroni, glitter or both.

    Cover toilet paper roll with colored paper. Add colored leaves around the bottom & a flame to the top.Instant kid safe candle centerpiece.

    Make sweatshirts with hand print christmas trees for the moms and for the dads ties with hand prints

    Cut out a candy cane shape & let the children glue red & white pom-poms alternating to give the appearance of a candy cane.

    Trace & cut out the child's hand on red or green felt. With fingers pointing down, place a small heart also cut out of felt (diff color) & write to Mom & Dad or whoever, Merry Christmas Love the child's name & date.

    Cut out a large christmas tree for each child (or one huge one for a wall mural) and have the children glue on painted macaroni, Fruit Loops, popped popcorn, and Cheerios as ornaments.

    Make candy cane outlines on red construction paper. Help each child make stripes with white shoe polish (squeeze applicator). The kids can cut out the candy canes shapes when dry.

    Make a wall mural of a chimney. Have children paint it. Staple together two paper stockings (from construction paper). Decorate with glitter, markers, and add cotton balls to top of stocking for trim. Put a child's name on each stocking. Hang them on the chimney.

    Put a big picture of Santa and his sack or sleigh on the bulletin board or wall. Have the children cut out magazine pictures of toys to go into the sack and paste onto the picture.

    Children can string popcorn and cranberries, using their own patterns. Young children can string round cereal.

    Birdseed ornaments - tie a yarn loop on a pine cone, spread peanut butter all over pine cone, roll in birdseed, hang outside a window.

    Pine cone ornaments - children can paint pine cones and decorate them with glue and glitter.

    You can make white collages on dark paper our of white lace, ribbon, styrofoam packing peanuts, tissue paper, construction paper...anything white.

    Glitter Ornaments
    Trace a simple star or whatever design on paper (tape the paper to the table). Lay wax paper over the top so you can see the design (also tape it to the table). Have the kids put glue over the outline of the design and then sprinkle on the glitter. Dry overnight and then peel from wax paper. Add a ribbon to hang on tree.


    Pipe Cleaner Ornaments
    This is quite easy, you need pipe cleaners and tri-colored beads. Take the pipe cleaner and thread on the beads so they nest together. Can make a wreath, candy cane, star, etc. For older kids you can have them weave ribbon with holes in it through the pipe cleaner and between each bead.

    Styrofoam Ball Ornament
    styrofoam ball (about 2 1/2 inches), glue, paper clips, paint, misc craft items - glitter, jewels, ribbons, ect. Put some glue on one end of a paper clip and push it into ball, this will be the hanger. Paint and decorate as desired. *another idea: Paint with glitter paint, glue on "jewels" & tiny shells, ribbons - all kinds of stuff.

    Jigsaw Ornament
    popsicle sticks, glue, jigsaw puzzle pieces, child's picture, light weight cardboard, ribbon Glue popsicle sticks together to form a triangle. Glue the puzzle pieces onto the triangle to make a frame. Glue the picture behind the frame, and then glue the cardboard behind the picture. Add a ribbon for hanging.

    Christmas Ornaments
    wax paper, glue, glitter, yarn (various colors) Cut yarn into various lengths. Dip yarn in glue and lay on wax paper, over lapping each piece. Let dry. Pull yarn off wax paper, attach a string to the top, apply glue and add glitter. Hang to dry.

    Drum Ornament
    toilet paper rolls, red and white contact paper, felt, or paint, glue, gold metallic yarn, toothpicks Cut the roll in thirds. Cover with red paper, felt, or even paint or markers, just so it is covered. Glue 2 circles of white felt, paper or fabric just big enough to go over each end and glue around the edge about 1/8". Using gold metallic yarn (like the plastic canvas stuff), anchor one end to the top edge of the covered roll, then glue to the other edge going down and at an angle, then angle back up to the top and continue around in the fashion. Glue a couple of round toothpicks to the top, add a string for hanging.

    Wreath Ornaments
    Use green tempera paint to paint seven 2 1/2 in. wide pieces of paper towel of toilet paper tubes. When the paint is dry thread a pipe cleaner through all the tubes and twist to secure them together. Cut out at red paper bow, and glue it to the wreath. Thread a piece of red ribbon through the tube on top and tie to make the hanger for the ornament or wreath.

    Pine cone Ornaments
    Gather pine cones (they don't have to be large). Spray paint some gold, some silver, and some with clear sealer and while still wet sprinkle glitter on liberally, then spray again with clear sealer. This should be done in a well ventilated space. You could also have the kids paint the pine cones by hand with gold or silver paint, or dabbing glue on the cones and sprinkling with glitter. When the cones are dry, tie a beautiful ribbon around the top (ones that still have a bit of stem attached at the top work best), and you have a very nice ornament.

    Swirled Ornament Balls
    You need clear plastic balls (ornament balls) with a gold top and loop, to pull string through. Different colors of acrylic paint and the kids squeezed different colors into the ornament ball. When each color is squeezed in the ball, the children turn the ball around and around to spread out the color. Each one is different &beautiful!

    Christmas Snowflake Ornament
    Using craft sticks, spray paint them white. Or the children could paint them white. I like to use the cut out craft sticks for this project. Glue 3 of the sticks together to form a snowflake design. Start by making a "X" shape with a dot of glue in the center of the sticks. Lay the next stick horizontally on top like this > ---- . Let the sticks dry. The children apply glue & white glitter. Glue a paper clip to the top of the stick to use as a hanger. Add a green or red ribbon to the paper clip.

    Candy Cane Ornament
    Using Tri-beads thread the beads onto a pipe-cleaner. Use two red beads then two white beads.Thread the beads so they nest together.When you like the length bend the pipe-cleaner to hold & cut. Bend the length to make a candy cane shape that will hang on the tree.

    Ornaments out of glue & glitter
    Trace a simple star or whatever design on paper (tape the paper to the table), lay wax paper over the top so you can see the design (also tape it to the table). Have the kids put glue over the outline of the design & then sprinkle on the glitter. Dry overnight & then peel from wax paper.

    Pipe cleaner ornaments
    You need pipe cleaners & tri-colored beads. Take the pipe cleaner & thread on the beads so they nest together. They can make a wreath, candy cane or star. For older kids you can have them weave ribbon with holes in it through the pipe cleaner & between each bead.

    Crayon Ornaments
    Using inexpensive crayons hot glue them together in bunches of 5 or so, tie a bow around the bunch and then hang them with additional ribbon or string.

    Clear ball-type ornaments
    Gently stuff them with icicles (tinsel). The eraser end of a pencil worked great to stuff the icicles down the hole. They are beautiful!

    Plaster Ornaments
    Supplies: Faster Plaster, Christmas Candy Molds, Paint or Markers Use the Faster Plaster & Christmas candy molds to make ornaments. Decorate them with paint or markers. Attach a hanger, pin backs, or magnets to the plaster mold.

    Yarn ornament
    Wax Paper, Glue, Glitter, Yarn - various colors Cut yarn into various lengths. Dip yarn in glue & lay on wax paper, over lapping each piece. Let dry. Pull yarn off wax paper, attach a string to the top, apply glue & add glitter. Hang to dry.

    Popcorn ornaments
    Here's a twist on traditional christmas trims. Instead of stringing popcorn on string for your tree. String it onto medium-gauge wire and bend the wire into shapes such as bells, hearts, or stars. Add a ribbon to the top!

    Mouse Ornament
    Cut an oval out of felt but make one end pointed for the mouse's nose.Glue some wiggly eyes on and for whiskers you can add some fishing wire where the whiskers would be. Glue two felt ears on. Then cut two slits so that a candy cane can be the "NOSE" and the "TAIL". PS SOmeone else said to cut an * shape out of felt for the ears then cut a vertical cut in the felt for the ears to go through?

    Christmas Tree Balls
    Clear glass or plastic tree balls (ornaments), small Christmas accessories or toys, ribbons, cotton, sequins, glitter, glue Remove the top hook part from the bulb. Fill the ball with such things as: cotton puffs, a sprig of holly or mistletoe, a small toy, bright strands of ribbon, etc. You can also add a small picture. Roll it up and stick it through and it will unroll itself. You can also decorate the outside of the bulb, just be sure to not cover up what is inside the bulb. When finished, put the top back on.
    "There is not enough darkness in the world to
    put out the light of one candle."

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    Paper Tree Ornaments
    Cut out 4 triangle tree shapes. Fold each one in middle. Glue together. Add sequins or holes punched from colored paper for decorations. Cut out circles or heart or shapes & do the same as the tree for different ornaments.

    Bear Ornaments
    Precut bear shape from green or red poster board. Make hole punches all around and allow the children to sew in and out of the holes with red or green ribbon. Glue a pocket on the front of their bear and add a message in the pocket. One big bear hug. Just for you. Merry Christmas Love _______". We added a ribbon string for hanging. Also used old Christmas wrap cut into heart shapes to decorating the pocket etc.

    A Waste Not Snowman
    What You Need:
    Empty glass condiment bottle with lid
    4-6 sheets of printer scrap paper
    empty film canister
    2 tiny black pom poms
    small plastic carrot or orange felt
    2 juice box straws
    4" x 4" scrap of colorful fabric
    tiny fabric scraps
    small strips of fun fur
    3/4" wide strip red felt
    red and white glitter glue
    3 colored buttons
    6" strip of red satin ribbon
    scissors
    hot glue or craft glue
    What You Do:
    Note: If using craft glue instead of Tacky glue, small scraps of white paper will be needed to help adhere arms to body.
    Prep
    Peel all labels from empty condiment bottle, wash and dry. You may need to soak the bottle in warm water to help lift the sticker "goo". Using white (used) paper from your printer, roll up and cut into small pieces. Fill the bottle with the paper scraps until full, use a pencil (eraser end) to push down the paper to compact it. Fit in as much paper as you can to make the bottle look white.
    Hat
    If the lid from the condiment bottle is not black, paint it with tempera paint or color it with black permanent marker. Glue the film canister to the condiment lid. Glue strip of red satin ribbon around brim. Trim excess.
    Body
    Glue 2 tiny black pom poms onto face for eyes. If you don't have pom poms, draw eyes on with black permanent marker. Glue on plastic carrot for nose. If you do not have a plastic carrot, simply cut a small triangle from orange felt and glue on. Glue three colorful buttons onto belly area. Fringe both ends of red felt strip by cutting small slits with scissors. Wrap red felt around neck as scarf and glue in place.
    Mittens
    Fold the 4" x 4" fabric scrap in half. At the fold, cut out two oval shaped mittens. Using tiny fabric scraps (oddball sock scraps were used in this craft) stuff the mitten to give it a little height. Fold over and glue together, leaving a small opening at the base of the mitten. Carefully cut out thumbs. Cut small strips of fun fur (substitute with cotton balls or cotton batting if necessary) to line the edges of the mittens. Glue in place.
    Arms
    Using 2 bendable juice box straws, cut one end on each straw about 1 inch short of the bend. Next, at the short end, cut a few slits up the straw to allow the slits to spread out. Insert long end of straws into mittens. Add a bit of glue to adhere. Doing one arm at a time, allowing glue to dry on the first arm before beginning the next, spread out slits and glue onto side of body. If using craft glue, you may need to use small scraps of white paper over the top of the straw slits to help adhere them to the bottle.
    Finishing Touches
    Using red glitter glue, fill in gaps of hat brim. Add a small Christmas tree or red flower to the hat. Carefully fill in holes of buttons with red glitter glue. Spread a blob of white (or gold) glitter glue onto your finger. Carefully spread onto the red felt scarf. Use red glitter glue on fringed ends. Add a small present or ornament (present button is used in this craft) to one of the mittens.
    http://www.kinderart.com/crafts/wastenot_snowman.shtml

    Snowman Jars
    These snowmen can be made of any size pickle, salad dressing or any other similar jar with lids. If you place a wick and pour some wax inside them they can be used as candles or luminaries. Or you may decide to make them for gifts filled with candy or fudge. You might also want to keep some for yourself as an addition to your own Christmas decorations. These can also be made as Santa's! They are fun and easy to make.... however, children should be supervised since they will be working with glass.
    Supplies for body:
    Clear glitter (the cheap big crystal type works great!)
    Acrylic paints in white, red, orange and black is optional.
    Or you may use:
    any bottled (with tip) black or gun metal paint.
    Pickle or salad dressing jars with lids. (smooth bodies only) Supplies for hat:
    Some black felt (by the yard is best - wastes less)
    Fiberfill
    trims and or ribbons
    optional garneshments (small berries or poinsettias)
    hot glue and gun
    small paint brushes
    scissors
    Directions
    With white paint and a 1/2 inch smooth brush or smaller, paint your jar quickly. Mix a drop of red paint to some white paint to make pink and paint the cheek areas. Small swirly strokes are best, the body should be some-what opaque.
    While still wet, holding with your hand *in* the jar, sprinkle heavily with the clear glitter and set aside for 10 minutes. If your paint is dry in spots just go over it a little in the dry areas then sprinkle the glitter on.
    While your jar is drying, begin making the hat. First you will prepare the felt pieces and assemble them. Cut 2 circles the diamiter of the lid plus the height of the lid. Snip in the height of the lid all the way around the circles. For the brim; Quarter a piece of felt and place as shown below. Trim the outside edge so that it's bigger (about a 1" overlap but can be larger), then cut the pointed end (while still in position on lid) about 1/4" in from the edge of the lid. This way it should have a snug fit. Now you will cut a rectangular piece of felt for the body of the hat. Do this by wrapping the straight edge of 2 1/2" to 3" wide felt around the lid (not stretching it), cut off when it overlaps the other by 1/8th inch.(see above)
    Go back to your painted jar(s) now.
    Roll them on a flat surface to knock off and flatten the glitter excess. You may pat with your hands as well. Draw/paint the rest of the face on. While wet, sprinkle some glitter on the paint and set aside again. If you feel you would like more glitter on the white portion of the jar just lightly brush on more paint and add glitter. Remember, the more paint you place on the jar the less opaque it becomes(less translucent.) Back at the hat now, center the circle of felt and glue on to the top of the jar and all the way around the sides. Glue the 2 short ends of the rectangle together neatly then glue the other circle inside one edged of the now seamed rectangle. Turn that piece right side out and lightly add some fiber fill. Slide the bottom over the top of the lid and glue the around sides of the lid. Slide the brim over the hat center down to the sides of the lid and glue in place. Place your hat on the jar and add your trim to it covering the seam of the brim. Garnish as desired.

    grater santa
    This Santa is very unique! He is handpainted on a metal cheese grater! Santa is cute all alone or with a votive candle under him. He is accented with a red bow.
    "There is not enough darkness in the world to
    put out the light of one candle."

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    Snowman Lightbulb This pattern was designed for a normal sized household light bulb. After reading about painting light bulbs on the tole painter’s mailing list on the Internet, I created this Santa ornament. A great way to recycle a throw away item! Please read all instructions before beginning to paint. I have written the instructions in the order that I paint. The method of painting is printed in bold print and the colour to be used, is underlined. The method or colour remains the same unless I have written otherwise. Refer to photo, frequently.
    Palette (JoSonja Acrylics)
    Napthol Crimson
    Napthol Red Light
    Carbon Black
    Pthalo Green
    Yellow Oxide
    Burnt Sienna
    Titanium White or JoSonja White Gesso
    Optional - Delta Brand Decorative Snow
    Other Supplies Needed:
    Krylon Grey Primer #1314 or JoSonja Sealer
    Household light bulb
    Black film cannister lid for Frosty’s hat brim (SuperStore Film cannister)
    3 ½" long Red Ribbon 1/4" wide
    Be sure to check out my other free lightbulb patterns on the Net! Mrs Claus and Santa needed a friend to help out with the Winter chores! Along came Frosty the lightbulb!
    Definitions:
    Shading and Highlighting: adding a dark or lighter paint by applying with a side-loaded blended brush. Paint side of brush faces the desired darkest or lightest area. Pull and dab your floats to get a blended look to the desired shaded or highlighted area.
    Dab: Pat in colour softly using the tip of blended angle brush and fingers where needed to soften. It is better to layer the colour lightly. It can be repeated if desired.
    Please read all instructions before beginning to paint. I have written the instructions in the order that I paint. The method of painting is printed in bold print and the colour to be used, is underlined. The method or colour remains the same unless I have written otherwise.
    Refer to photo, frequently.
    Preparation: If possible, drill through the top of the metal part of the light bulb from side to side using a small drill. It is easier to do if you drill close to the top. By drilling here it usually knocks the "innards" from inside making your bulb into a "jingling" Frosty! Thread filament through the holes and tie so that your now have a hanger on your bulb making it easier to hang for drying. - Preferred method - spray the light bulb with all purpose Krylon Grey Primer (#1314) - as it allows you to work on the light bulb almost immediately after spraying or basecoat with Dark Grey (Black + White) + JoSonja Sealer 1:1 - allow to cure for 48 hours before painting on it.
    Stipple:
    Titanium White or JoSonja White Gesso - all of lightbulb making some stipples "dimensional". Keep basecoat colour "splotchy" and not totally opaque.
    (Delta Decorative Snow also works well for this). Allow to dry.
    Before Applying pattern lines check to see which way you have the holes drilled in the light bulb. I like to place the face where the holes are on each side of the bulb. It is easier to trace pattern on light bulb if you cut the pattern in half under the mouth. Apply all pattern lines. Remove and then tape the lower half of pattern to light bulb, trace all lines with black graphite. Round objects are awkward making it hard to get a pattern on. Examine the line drawing and if possible, freehand the scarf, hands, buttons and broom.
    Line:
    Carbon Black - all graphite lines. Base in eyes and mouth leaving white space for tongue. Dot in "holes" of buttons (refer to picture).
    Remove all graphite lines with odourless paint thinner or an eraser.
    Base:
    Carbon Black - metal part of light bulb.
    Napthol Red Light - tongue, nose, transparent wash in cheeks.
    Napthol Crimson - red areas of scarf, trim on broom, fringe on scarf.
    Pthalo Green - green areas of scarf and buttons, fringe on scarf.
    Yellow Oxide - straw area of broom.
    Burnt Sienna - pole area of broom.
    Shade:
    Napthol Red Light - top inside lines of cheeks (C-stroke).
    Burnt Sienna - top and around trim area of straw broom, chisel some lines in straw of broom.
    Carbon Black - around arms, scarf (under knot, on scarf where anything is on top)
    Highlight:
    Titanium White - around on arms, on knot and top areas of scarf near face, on chin where it touches scarf..
    Dab with point of angle brush:
    - on face, chin area to brighten as desired.
    Stipple:
    - on arms going into some of the shadow colour to soften, on body as desired to brighten, on outer parts of cheeks to soften.
    Touch up:
    Carbon Black - on eyes if needed.
    Line:
    Titanium White - shine lines on cheeks, nose, tongue, centre of red trim on broom, dot in eyes to make Frosty sparkle!
    Finishing:
    Allow to dry. Varnish with Crystal Clear Krylon Spray or 2 coats of JoSonja Gloss Varnish. Cut a hole in the film cannister top to fit over the metal part of the lightbulb. Place upside down on Frosty’s head to make his hat brim. Apply a red shiney ribbon to his hat with a glue gun.
    Hope you enjoy your creation as much as I enjoyed designing it!
    Cindy Mitchell
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    "Softy" the Snowman If unable to see pic go here:
    http://www.hancockfabrics.com/projec...ges/Fluffy.jpg
    Create this whimsical snowman to add to your holiday decor. Use natural cotton batting for a more country look or white polyester fleece for a more realistic snowman.
    Materials:
    Underlined products are available in our online store, please note a 1 yard minimum for fabric
    • 1/2 yd. cotton batting OR polyester fleece (body)
    • 1/4 yd. outerwear fleece
    • (2) 1/8" half ball buttons (eyes) (La-petite #753)
    • (3) 3/4" - 7/8" four-hole buttons (for front of body; these may be different sizes and colors)
    • 1 skein black OR navy embroidery floss
    • black extra-fine permanent marking pen
    • carrot button (La-petite #1159) [nose]
    • thread
    • blush
    • glue gun/glue sticks
    • hand sewing needle
    • fiberfill
    Cut: Click here for pattern
    • as directed on pattern pieces
    of outerwear fleece:
    • (1) 7 1/2" x 11" piece (hat)
    • (1) 2 1/2" x 22" piece (scarf)
    • (1) 1/2" x 6" piece (hat tie)
    Directions: 1/4" seam allowance RST - Right Sides Together
    1. RST, stitch two body shapes leaving bottom, straight edge open. Clip inner curves.
    2. RST, pin base to body, easing pieces to fit. Stitch, leaving 5" opening.
    3. Clip curves, turn, firmly stuff, slipstitch opening.
    4. RST, fold hat in half forming a 7 1/2" x 5 1/2" piece. Stitch along 7 1/2" edge. Turn. Fold up a 1" hem on bottom side of hat "tube."
    5. Tie 1/2" piece around hat about 2" from end, gathering fleece.
    6. Position and glue hat on snowman's head, with seam to back.
    7. Wrap scarf around neck and tie in the front.
    8. Remove shank from black buttons. Glue black buttons to face for eyes, spacing them about 1" apart.
    9. Glue carrot button to face. Draw mouth on face, as desired. Add blush if desired.
    10. Using all six strands of floss, criss-cross stitch in each 4-hole button. Tie ends of floss on back of button. Trim floss close to knot. Glue buttons to body front as shown.

    Mayonnaise Jar Snowman
    32 oz. mayonnaise jar with lid, cleaned, label off and dry
    rubber band, ribbon, some artificial greenery, small amount of fiberfill,
    10 inch diam. black felt

    Sponge paint the jar white--I did 2 coats. With black acrylic paint any desired eye and mouth pattern.
    NOSE: cut a 1 & 1/2 inch length piece of orange paper twist ribbon and untwist it. Reroll the twist again until it is the size you desire and one end is pointed. Glue nose to jar. You can paint his nose on with orange paint also. Then glue about a 4 inch diameter ball of fiberfill to the top of the lid. Place the felt circle over the lid; and secure this with a rubber band or string. Tie a piece of ribbon in color of your choice around where the rubber band is. Glue greenery & flower to the ribbon.
    For muffler or scarf just tear a 1 &1/2 x 22 inch piece of fabric and knot
    it around the bottom of the jar.

    Coke Can Snowmen Spray coke can white. Using black paint draw eyes, mouth..etc. Nose is a small wooden button. Paint nose red. Blush cheeks. Using red or green felt fashion hat. Go around outer edge of hat with snow to make white fur. Glue pom pom on the end of hat. Glue bow to neck. Have fun.
    "There is not enough darkness in the world to
    put out the light of one candle."

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    plastic coffee creamer Snowman


    This pattern found on the internet,saved it for a rainy day..I love the snowmen..this is made using the new plastic coffee creamer containers,a few scraps of material and some paint,a little fantasy snow,(this you can get at any craft store,it's easy to use,just brush the snow on where you want,no mess with spray on snow.

    Snowman ivy Candy Jar
    List of Materials:
    One ivy bowl
    5" Styrofoam ball
    4oz. Pkg. white Model Magic by Crayola
    4oz. jar DecoArt SnowTex
    1 Pkg. black comical eyes
    1 Pkg. small black poms
    4" Black felt top hat
    Crystal AB glitter
    Orange paint
    16" x 2" scrap of fabric
    List of Supplies:
    Craft stick for mixing SnowTex
    2 spare buttons
    Paint brush
    Glue gun & glue sticks
    Small cup to use as a holder
    Instructions:
    Cover 5" styrofoam ball with SnowTex paint. Water may be added for thinning. Allow to dry on a small cup.
    Open Model Magic. Use a small amount to make a carrot-shaped nose. Use remaining to make a base for the ivy bowl. Create any shape you wish. Place ivy bowl in the center and press down to create the indentation. Remove ivy bowl and allow to dry.
    Lightly brush the Model Magic base with the remains of the SnowTex and sprinkle with glitter. Allow it to dry.
    Paint dried carrot nose orange and allow to dry. With hot glue, attach it to the middle of the styrofoam ball.
    Hot glue the comical eyes and felt hat to the styrofoam ball. Attach the small black poms to form the mouth. Hot glue the buttons down the front of the ivy bowl.
    Place the ivy bowl in its holder and fill with candy. Set the decorated styrofoam ball on top of the ivy bowl opening.
    Tie the strip of fabric around the neck of the ivy bowl as a scarf.
    * Optional - garnish the felt hat.

    "Spoolie" Doll Santa Ornament/Necklace
    Make your own "Spoolie" Doll Santa Ornament and/or Necklace. You will just adore this 3 1/2" "Spoolie" Santa Doll. Kit contains 12 pieces, design, instructions and more. Very easy to make, paint and enjoy. Your friends and neighbors will want you to make this for them! You will just love this kit! Please include a postage and handling charge of: $2.00. Write to: Holiday Offer - SD1198, 602 S LaSalle St Ste H448, Chicago, IL 60605.

    Artists Pocket Guidebook-Revised Edition
    52 page guide book on how to paint using acrylics, oils, gouache and watercolor. Please include a postage and handling charge of: $1.00. Write to: Chroma Acrylics, Inc., 205 Bucky Drive, Lititz, PA 17543.

    Beautiful Braids Mohair Doll
    Get a package of 100% Natural curly crepe mohair. Please include a postage and handling charge of: $1.00. Write to: One and Only Creations, PO Box 2730, Joy Wood, Napa, CA 94558.

    Christmas Stocking Pattern
    Free Christmas stocking pattern. Include SASE. Write to: Hannah Mcgarity, PO Box 200504, Cartersville, GA 30120.

    Dough Darlings
    A wonderful gift for any expectant mother! Our pregnant dough doll is made to hang on a shelf or Xmas tree. She is 6 inches long and comes with instructions on how you can crate your own. Please include a postage and handling charge of: $1.00. Write to: Dough Doll, PO Box 4020, Valerie Byrnes, Traverse City, MI 49685.

    Elegant Candlesticks Project Sheet
    Write for your FREE four color project sheet from The Dow Chemical Company, manufacturer of Styrofoam brand plastic foam. Get great new ideas for home decor, holiday, children's and seasonal decorating. Also online at www.styrofoam-crafts.com. Write to: The Dow Chemical Company, 215 State Street - Crafts/Direct Mail Sv, Midland, MI 48641.You may call The Dow Chemical Company at 8884627238.

    Felt Shapes Sample Pack
    Fun, inexpensive and easy to use felt shapes. Send for your free sample shapes and instructions. Please include a postage and handling charge of: $2.00. Write to: Celebrations of America, PO Box 280, Chuck Franhouse, Pottsville, AR 72858.

    Free Beanie Babies Costume Patterns
    Free Beanie Babies costume patterns. Include LSASE. Write to: Clapper Communications Company, 2400 Devon Ste 375 Dept PP1098, Des Plaines, IL 60018.

    Free Christmas Tree Wooden Cutout
    Free wooden Christmas Tree cutout for painting. Yours free for asking. Offer includes $1.00 coupon good on future orders from company. Include LSASE. Please include a postage and handling charge of: $1.00. Write to: AMC Woodworking, 14111 Cleobrook, Houston, TX 77070.

    Pinewheel Potholder
    Free crochet pattern for a pinwheel potholder. Also receive a catalog of over 100 other crochet patterns. Please include LSASE. Write to: Loop N Ladies, 20021 Fox St, Mary Barbee, Cassopolis, MI 49031.

    Reindeer Planter
    Terra cotta pot (about 6" in diameter)
    4 small terra cotta pots (about 1" in diameter)
    Paint (black, red, green, white)
    Glue stencil
    Paint the lip of each of the four small pots black.
    Print out the stencil, cut out and trace onto your large pot.
    Paint the pot according to the stencil numbers.
    Once the paint is dry, turn the four small pots upside down.
    Put two of the small pots side by side; put the other two side by side behind the first two.
    Spread a generous amount of glue on the bottom of the 4 small pots.
    Place the large pot, with the reindeer painted on it, on top of the 4 small pots (which act as the reindeer's legs).
    Once the glue has dried, place small plant inside of the pot.
    http://www.holidaychannel.com/image...er_template.gif

    Clay Pot Santa & Mrs. Claus
    http://rubyglen.com/articles/craftsanta.htm

    A Waste Not Snowman
    What You Need:
    Empty glass condiment bottle with lid
    4-6 sheets of printer scrap paper
    empty film canister
    2 tiny black pom poms
    small plastic carrot or orange felt
    2 juice box straws
    4" x 4" scrap of colorful fabric
    tiny fabric scraps
    small strips of fun fur
    3/4" wide strip red felt
    red and white glitter glue
    3 colored buttons
    6" strip of red satin ribbon
    scissors
    hot glue or craft glue
    What You Do:
    Note: If using craft glue instead of Tacky glue, small scraps of white paper will be needed to help adhere arms to body.
    Prep
    Peel all labels from empty condiment bottle, wash and dry. You may need to soak the bottle in warm water to help lift the sticker "goo". Using white (used) paper from your printer, roll up and cut into small pieces. Fill the bottle with the paper scraps until full, use a pencil (eraser end) to push down the paper to compact it. Fit in as much paper as you can to make the bottle look white.
    Hat
    If the lid from the condiment bottle is not black, paint it with tempera paint or color it with black permanent marker. Glue the film canister to the condiment lid. Glue strip of red satin ribbon around brim. Trim excess.
    Body
    Glue 2 tiny black pom poms onto face for eyes. If you don't have pom poms, draw eyes on with black permanent marker. Glue on plastic carrot for nose. If you do not have a plastic carrot, simply cut a small triangle from orange felt and glue on. Glue three colorful buttons onto belly area. Fringe both ends of red felt strip by cutting small slits with scissors. Wrap red felt around neck as scarf and glue in place.
    Mittens
    Fold the 4" x 4" fabric scrap in half. At the fold, cut out two oval shaped mittens. Using tiny fabric scraps (oddball sock scraps were used in this craft) stuff the mitten to give it a little height. Fold over and glue together, leaving a small opening at the base of the mitten. Carefully cut out thumbs. Cut small strips of fun fur (substitute with cotton balls or cotton batting if necessary) to line the edges of the mittens. Glue in place.
    Arms
    Using 2 bendable juice box straws, cut one end on each straw about 1 inch short of the bend. Next, at the short end, cut a few slits up the straw to allow the slits to spread out. Insert long end of straws into mittens. Add a bit of glue to adhere. Doing one arm at a time, allowing glue to dry on the first arm before beginning the next, spread out slits and glue onto side of body. If using craft glue, you may need to use small scraps of white paper over the top of the straw slits to help adhere them to the bottle.
    Finishing Touches
    Using red glitter glue, fill in gaps of hat brim. Add a small Christmas tree or red flower to the hat. Carefully fill in holes of buttons with red glitter glue. Spread a blob of white (or gold) glitter glue onto your finger. Carefully spread onto the red felt scarf. Use red glitter glue on fringed ends. Add a small present or ornament (present button is used in this craft) to one of the mittens.
    http://www.kinderart.com/crafts/wastenot_snowman.shtml
    "There is not enough darkness in the world to
    put out the light of one candle."

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    Snowman Jars
    These snowmen can be made of any size pickle, salad dressing or any other similar jar with lids. If you place a wick and pour some wax inside them they can be used as candles or luminaries. Or you may decide to make them for gifts filled with candy or fudge. You might also want to keep some for yourself as an addition to your own Christmas decorations. These can also be made as Santa's! They are fun and easy to make.... however, children should be supervised since they will be working with glass.
    Supplies for body:
    Clear glitter (the cheap big crystal type works great!)
    Acrylic paints in white, red, orange and black is optional.
    Or you may use:
    any bottled (with tip) black or gun metal paint.
    Pickle or salad dressing jars with lids. (smooth bodies only) Supplies for hat:
    Some black felt (by the yard is best - wastes less)
    Fiberfill
    trims and or ribbons
    optional garneshments (small berries or poinsettias)
    hot glue and gun
    small paint brushes
    scissors
    Directions
    With white paint and a 1/2 inch smooth brush or smaller, paint your jar quickly. Mix a drop of red paint to some white paint to make pink and paint the cheek areas. Small swirly strokes are best, the body should be some-what opaque.
    While still wet, holding with your hand *in* the jar, sprinkle heavily with the clear glitter and set aside for 10 minutes. If your paint is dry in spots just go over it a little in the dry areas then sprinkle the glitter on.
    While your jar is drying, begin making the hat. First you will prepare the felt pieces and assemble them. Cut 2 circles the diamiter of the lid plus the height of the lid. Snip in the height of the lid all the way around the circles. For the brim; Quarter a piece of felt and place as shown below. Trim the outside edge so that it's bigger (about a 1" overlap but can be larger), then cut the pointed end (while still in position on lid) about 1/4" in from the edge of the lid. This way it should have a snug fit. Now you will cut a rectangular piece of felt for the body of the hat. Do this by wrapping the straight edge of 2 1/2" to 3" wide felt around the lid (not stretching it), cut off when it overlaps the other by 1/8th inch.(see above)
    Go back to your painted jar(s) now.
    Roll them on a flat surface to knock off and flatten the glitter excess. You may pat with your hands as well. Draw/paint the rest of the face on. While wet, sprinkle some glitter on the paint and set aside again. If you feel you would like more glitter on the white portion of the jar just lightly brush on more paint and add glitter. Remember, the more paint you place on the jar the less opaque it becomes(less translucent.) Back at the hat now, center the circle of felt and glue on to the top of the jar and all the way around the sides. Glue the 2 short ends of the rectangle together neatly then glue the other circle inside one edged of the now seamed rectangle. Turn that piece right side out and lightly add some fiber fill. Slide the bottom over the top of the lid and glue the around sides of the lid. Slide the brim over the hat center down to the sides of the lid and glue in place. Place your hat on the jar and add your trim to it covering the seam of the brim. Garnish as desired.

    grater santa
    This Santa is very unique! He is handpainted on a metal cheese grater! Santa is cute all alone or with a votive candle under him. He is accented with a red bow.


    Snowman & Santa Stockings You can also use the stocking and applique patterns to make adorable pillows or wallhangings.
    M A T E R I A L S
    For each stocking
    Cotton print fabrics, two, 2-inch square each
    Embroidery needle
    Polyester fiberfill
    Fabric glue
    For the snowman stocking
    Felt*; white, 18x20 inches; black, 9-inch square; baby blue, 5x9 inches; gold, 3x9 inches; apple green, 3x6 inches; orange, 3-inch square; baby pink, 2x4 inches
    Embroidery floss; black; white; orange
    5/8-inch flat buttons: black, two; white, on
    For the Santa stocking
    Felt*; baby blue, 18x20 inches; white, 9x12 inches; red; apple green, 6x7 inches each; French vanilla, 3x6 inches; black, 2x3 inches; baby pin, 2-inch square
    Embroidery floss; light blue; red; white; black; green; flesh
    Flat buttons: 3/8-inch black, two; 3/8-inch white; 5/8-inch red, one each
    Miscellaneous items: tracing paper; pencil; scissors; straight pins.
    INSTRUCTIONS
    1 To make each stocking, trace the patterns from the pattern section and cut out.
    Refer to the photo and pattern for applique placement. For decorative stitching, refer to the Stitch Chart at right. Use three strands of matching embroidery floss for all stitching unless otherwise indicated.
    To stitch the name, draw the name on tracing paper, then pin in place. Backstitch the name with white floss, stitching through the paper and keeping the stitches tight. Carefully tear away the paper from the completed stitching.
    2 To make the snowman stocking, glue the red checks to the white hatband and the hatband to the hat.
    Backstitch the name across the top of the hat. Pin the hat to the top of the stocking; slipstitch all edges except where the brim extends beyond the stocking edges.
    3 Work black blanket stitches to attach the stars to the hat and the scarf to the stocking, lightly stuffing each applique with fiberfill as you stitch.
    Use white to work 4-wrap French knots randomly across the scarf. Note: Pull stitches to indent the scarf slightly. Glue the fabric patches and holly berries on the lower edge of the scarf. Sew the white button on one of the fabric patches.
    Sew the holly leaves to the stocking using black running stitches down the center of each leaf.
    Note: Full-size patterns are given in the Special Pattern Section
    Kunin Rainbow™ Felt Classic was used in the sample projects.
    4 For the face, glue the pink cheeks in place. Using six strands of black, sew long running stitches for the mouth with 3-wrap French knots at the ends. Sew on the black button eyes.
    For the nose, slip stitch around the nose, stuffing with fiberfill as you go. Slipstitch the curved edge of the nose to the center of the face.
    5 slipstitch the stocking front to the stocking back, leaving the top open. Fold the hanger in half to form a loop, then sew the raw ends to the top corner of the stocking.
    6 To make the Santa Stocking, pin the beard, face, stocking toe and blue patch to the stocking front, sew around the outer edges of the beard, blue patch and toe using straight stitches. Sew the face to the beard using running stitches.
    Use black to sew irregular straight stitches over the remaining edge of the stocking toe. Glue two fabric patches to the stocking toe. Sew a red button to one of the patches.
    Work black blanket stitches to attach the blue felt patch to the beard. Sew a white button on the patch.
    Use light blue to work random 2-wrap French knots across the beard.
    7 Glue the black inner mouth onto the red outer mouth, then glue overlapping the center bottom of the face. Glue the cheeks to the face and sew on the black button eyes.
    For the nose, align the two pieces of felt and slipstitch around the edges, stuffing with fiberfill as you go. Hold in place, then sew a few hidden stitches on the back to secure. Repeat for each half of the mustache.
    8 Pin the hat and hat stripe to the stocking; work running stitches around the edges. Pin the hat cuff and pom pom in place and use black to work blanket stitches around the edges, stuffing as you go.
    Align the hearts and work black blanket stitches around the edges, stuffing as you go. Center the heart on the hat cuff. Hold in place, then slipstitch to the back.
    9 Backstitch the name across the stocking cuff. Pin the cuff and the white cuff trim on the stocking and sew running stitches around the edges. Glue the black checks on the white trim.
    10 Use white to sew random snowflakes across the blue stocking background. Note: Each snowflake is worked with three intersecting straight stitches.
    11 Pin the sticking front to the stocking back. Slipstitch together, leaving the top edges open. Work running stitches along the blue side edges.
    Fold the hanger in half and sandwich the ends over the stocking corner. Sew in place with a large cross stitch.
    STITCH CHART
    Backstitch
    Up at 1, down at 2, up at 3, down at 1, stitching back to meet previous stitch
    French Knot
    Up at 1, wrap thread indicated number of times around needle, down at 1.
    Running Stitch
    Up at odd, down at even numbers for specified length.
    Straight Stitch
    Work stitches for specified length.
    Cross Stitch
    Stitch from lower left to upper right corner, then cross back.
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