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Owl Paper Gift Bag

Owl Paper Bag Gift Bag Craft Kids Can Make www.daniellesplace.comWhat you will need: Brown paper lunch bag, brown construction paper, black marker, yellow card stock or construction paper, glue, Christmas bow, newspaper ripped in quarters, and glitter paint.

How to Make Owl Paper Gift Bag:

1. The owl paper bag can be used as a gift bag and stuffed with Christmas gifts such as towels, bag 1clothes, candy, cookies, etc.; or you can just stuff the bag with wrinkled up pieces of newspaper and use the owl as a decoration.

2. To make the owl pull the sides of the paper bag out from the top so that you can make a flat surface at the top of the bag.

bag23. Fold down the sides from the middle top of the bag and glue them down.

4. Fold the down the point to the front of the bag making the top of the owls head. Pull up on the sides to make the bag 3horns and open them slightly.

5. Cut wings from brown construction paper and glue them to the sides of the bag. Draw eyes on a and a beak on piece of yellow paper using a black marker, cut them out, and glue them to the bag. (A Pattern for the Eyes, Beak, and Wings are available to members.)

6. Add a bow and gift tag. You may also want to paint the top of the owl's head with gold glitter glue.

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Star Paper Christmas Tree Garland Craft

Star Paper Christmas Garland CraftChristmas garland can be quite expensive especially if you have a large tree. This Christmas garland is inexpensive and very easy to make.

What you will need: Red 6.35mm ribbon, brown grocery bags, a 1.5" star punch, and a sewing machine.

How to Make Star Paper Christmas Tree Garland Craft:

1. Cut the ribbon into 3" lengths.

Paper star Christmas Garland2. Punch star shapes from the brown grocery bag.

3. Us a sewing machine set with a small stitch to sew through a paper star. Let the stitches go beyond the star so that you aren't sewing anything, then sew through the middle of a cut piece of ribbon letting the needle pass through the ribbon and beyond so that you aren't sewing anything. Keep sewing stars and ribbon together to make a long string of about 5 or 6 feet.

4. To finish tie knots in the ribbons and then cut the ends shorter.

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Paper Plate Reindeer Craft - Paper Plate Reindeer Card Holder

Paper Plate Reindeer Christmas Card Holder Craft Kids Can Make www.daniellesplace.comWhat you will need:

Three dinner-sized paper plates

Paint

Plastic forks

Red pom pom

Paper

Glue

 

How to Make Paper Plate Reindeer Craft:

1. To make the body place two paper plates together, top to top. Cut of the top quarter of the plates to make a card holder, then glue the plates together as shown.

sample body2. To make the head fold a paper plate almost in half as shown in the picture to the right.

3. Measure 3 3/4" in from the sides of the folded edge of the paper plate. Fold the sides back 3 3/4" to form the head shape as shown at the left. Glue or staple the sides together on the back.

4. Glue the head to the body as shown. sample head

5. Cut out leg, tail, and ear shapes from brown construction paper and glue them to the body and head. Patterns for the legs, tail, and ears are available to members only.

6. To make the antlers cut two plastic forks in half and glue each half fork to a whole fork as shown in the picture. Glue them to the back of the head.

7. Paint the paper plates and antlers. Glue on a red pompom for the nose.

8. Attach a string or strong magnet to the back of the reindeer to hang it up. Place your Christmas cards in the holder.

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Foam Elf with Candy Ornament Craft for Kids

foam elf with candy ornament craftWhat you will need: Tan, red, white, and pink craft foam, green and pink pompoms, googly eyes, red and green felt, tacky glue or glue gun, and straight pins.

How to Make Foam Elf with Candy Ornament:

1. To make the face cut out a triangle shape about 5" high from the tan craft foam. Roll the triangle into a cone shape and glue it together.

2. To make the mouth fold in the foam around the open end of the cone. Cut a tongue from pink foam and glue it inside the mouth.

3. Cut ear shapes from the same tan foam and glue them to the sides of the cone.

4. To make the hat cut another triangle shape from the red felt and glue it to the top of the cone leaving about one inch above the foam cone so you can fold over the top of the hat. Glue a pompom to the end.

5. Glue a pompom on for the nose and glue on the eyes.

6. To make the candy in the elf's mouth cut two strips of foam, one from white foam and the other from the red, about 1/4" wide and the length of the foam piece. Wind the two pieces together gluing as you go. To hold them in place while they dry stick a straight pin in the side. When it is dry glue it to the tongue of the elf. Add a string to the hat to hang it on a tree.

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Keep Christ in Christmas

 

Acrylic Cabochon Christmas Ornaments

Christmas Ornament Craft

Christmas Ornament Craft - Bird

Christmas Ornament Craft - sheep

What you will need: Acrylic cabochons from local craft store, old Christmas cards, Christmas pictures, artwork, etc. Elmer's Glue-All Multi-purpose glue (Glue that dries clear), 7/8" Christmas ribbon, 1/4" Rick Rack, glue gun, needle, thread, and scissors.

How to Make Acrylic Cabochon Christmas Ornaments:

1. Find small picture from cards or other artwork that will fit behind the cabochon. Place the cabochon over the picture and trace around it, and then cut out the picture.

2. Glue the picture to the back of the cabochon. Smear glue evenly over the whole picture and press it to the back of the cabochon. Press down hard with your fingers until you get all the bubbles out. Let dry.

3. Cut six inches of ribbon and gather one side with a needle and thread. Tie the end so the gather doesn't come apart.

4. Glue the gathered ribbon to the back of the ornament.

5. To make the hanging loop cut about 4" of ric-rac, make a loop and glue it to the back of the ornament with a hot melt glue gun.

You can also make these ornaments into a broach by adding a stickpin to the back, or make a refrigerator decoration by adding a magnet.

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Wet-Felted Christmas Ornaments

These little creatures are great for Christmas Bazaars and Craft Fairs. They are very easy to make and are inexpensive. You can find directions to these on the Yarn and Felt Page. Just click on the pictures below.

elf ornament

gingerbread man ornament

mouse ornament
Felted Elf Felted Gingerbread Felted Mouse Head

 

Christmas Dog Treat Gift Bags Craft for Kids

Christmas Dog Treat Bag CraftWhat you will need: Lunch bags, paper glue, color printer and paper, and ingredients to make dog treats.

How to Make Christmas dog Treat Gift Bags:

1. Print out the Dog Treat Bag Patterns and cut them apart. Glue them to the front sides of lunch bags. Make dog treats or dog toys for your dogs and place them inside the bags. Roll down the top of the bags and staple them closed. Add a bow.

2. If you are placing dog biscuits in the bag, place the biscuits in a plastic bag before putting them in the dog treat gift bag. You can find dog treats and biscuit recipes on the web.

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Craft Stick Christmas Star Ornament Craft for Kids

craftstick Christmas Star for Kidscraftstick Christmas Star for KidsWhat you will need: craft sticks, hot melt glue, gems, buttons, or other decorative items, and ribbon.

Rhinestones and Gems

Colored Craft Sticks

Low Temp. Glue Gun and Ribbon

How to Make Craft Stick Christmas Star Ornament:

Christmas star ornament1. Print out the Star Pattern and use it to glue the craft sticks together to form a star shape, or use the picture above as a diagram. Glue a ribbon loop to the back of the star so you will be able to hang in on your Christmas tree.

2. Paint the star if you aren't using the colored craft sticks.

3. Glue on beads, buttons, jewels, and other decorative items, or use glitter glue to decorate your stars.

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Peppermint Candy Frame

Peppermint Candy FrameWhat you will need:

Peppermint Candies

Jumbo-Sized Craft Sticks

Aleene's Tacky Glue

Card board

Photograph or drawing to put in the picture, clear acrylic spray.

 

How to Make Peppermint Candy Frame:

1.Glue four jumbo craft sticks together to form a square. Turn the picture so it is facing you. Glue peppermint candies all the way around the edge. You can leave the wrappers on or take them off. If you take the wrappers off spray several coats of clear acrylic paint over the candy and let dry between coats. This will keep the candy looking fresh and keep ants away.

2. Glue a picture backed with cardboard on the back of the craft stick frame. Cut out a stand and glue it to the back.

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Pipe Cleaner Christmas Tree Craft

Beaded Christmas TreeWhat you will need:

Green pipe cleaners

Red beads, star button, and wire

 

How to Make Pipe Cleaner Christmas Tree Craft:

1. String red beads on a pipe cleaner about one inch apart.

2. When all the beads are in place bend the pipe cleaner in the form of a tree as pictured.

3. String a star button on to the top and bend the pipe cleaner end down to secure it.

4. Use a short piece of wire to hang the three. Secure the wire by bending it around the button back. If you don't want to use buttons, glue star gems to the top.

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Paper Towel Poinsettia Craft

Paper Towel PointsettaThese beautiful flowers are easy to make and very inexpensive. Young children will love painting them with water colors and picking a button or bobble to glue into the center.

See the Flower and Plant Crafts Page for Directions.

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CD Christmas Ornament Craft

CD Christmas OrnamentsRecycle your old CD's and make beautiful Christmas decorations.

What you will need: Old Cd's, pretty ribbon or lace, drill, pictures from old Christmas card, and beads

How to Make the Star Ornament:CD Christmas Ornament


1. Place two Cd's back to back so that the shinny sides face out. Tape them together so that they don't move around while drilling holes.

2 Print out the Star Pattern and cut it out. Place it on top of the Cd's and mark with a permanent marker where the holes should be drilled.

3. Drill the holes big enough so that your lace or ribbon will fit through twice.

4. Starting at the top of the star, lace the ribbon in and out all the way around the star twice so that you have a star. Tie the ribbon at the top and add beads if you would like.

5. To finish, glue a picture from a Christmas card or family picture in the center.

How to Make the Ray Ornament:

1. Glue two Cd's together so that the printed sides are together. Keep wrapping ribbon around and through the middle hole of the CD's until you get back to where you started from. Tie the two ends together and add some beads to the top.

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Gift Bags with Gift Tags Craft

This is an easy and inexpensive craft that all ages will enjoy.

Gift bagsWhat you will need: Brown or white lunch bags or grocery bags (depending on how big you want to make them), paint (use washable paint with small children), glitter, sequins, or anything else you want to use to decorate the bags: ribbon, stickers, sponges cut into Christmas shapes, rubber stamps, Christmas scenes cut from material or old Christmas cards are just a few suggestions.

How to Make Gift Bags with Gift Tags:

Decorate the bags with whatever you would like. Make a matching gift tag. When the paint is dry, fold over the top edge about two inches and punch two holes at the top. Lace ribbon through the holes and attach a gift card. Tie the ribbon in a bow.

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