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Christmas Cards and Ornaments Kids can make #12daysofparenting

This is my second post for the #12daysofparenting Christmas blog hop which features over 60 bloggers and I’m very excited to be a part of it .#12daysofparenting is a series of blog posts on tips and tricks to survive the holidays with little ones ,as well as some great giveaways. If you are hopping over from Glossy Tots, hello and Welcome to my blog.

” On the fifth day of Parenting – A Christmas Craft ” is today’s topic for #12daysofparenting.
Christmas is all about celebrating togetherness .To be with the people you like and to do what you like the most .It could be shopping , wrapping ,baking or my favorite crafting . Every year for Christmas we make cards and ornaments. Handmade things are always special gifts. My son joins me in making the cards for his teachers and friends. I try to keep it as simple as possible ,so he can help or make his own .

Holiday Handmade Cards

Christmas Cards and Ornaments Kids can make

Woohoo! It’s been a crafttastic week for us .We made two cards and ornaments, which I’ll be sharing in detail below .
First let’s look at the Cards. The first card we made is Star Bright Tree and the second one is Holly berry Christmas .
Materials Needed to make Cards:
Cardstock (Plain white and red )
Shiny Green Foil Cardstock for tree
Pencil and Color Markers
Star and gifts Stickers
Sequins
Instructions:
The Holly Berry card is very simple to make , draw leaves using green marker and then glue red sequins as berries .
Pls take a look the picture for Step by step instructions for Star Bright Card .
Teacher Gift Idea – Handmade cards are great gifts especially for Teachers. We made these cards for my son’s class room teacher , 5 special subject teachers ,the principle and school nurse .
Handmade Christmas cards

Now let’s see How to make Glitter Glue Ornaments
These ornaments are super easy to make and you’ll need only three materials to make them .My husband was thrilled to see once they were done . He didn’t believe that only glitter and glue can make such beautiful ornaments .
Materials needed :
White Glue
Glitter in various colors
Wax paper
String ( optional)
Instructions:
Using the tip of a glue bottle to draw any of your favorite Christmas shape .Like we drew a Christmas tree and Ginger bread man for example .
Then sprinkle glitter all over the glue . Make sure you add a lot to cover the entire shape .
Let it dry for a day , then gently peel the wax paper from the back .
Kids go crazy when it peels off clean ..so magical !
Yay ..I have step by step pictorial instructions for making Glitter Glue Christmas Tree and Ginger Bread Man Ornaments.
Glitter Glue Ornaments
Add a string and hang it on your tree or windowsill . Both ways they look beautiful and sparkly . They make a great holiday decor !
My efforts is to keep holidays simple and at the same time make it special . These ideas are inexpensive and easy enough for kids to make.What do you like to do ..baking , wrapping or crafting ? let me know what you think of our handmade cards and ornaments ?

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Have a Happy Holiday Season ! See you soon !
More Christmas Traditions to explore :
* Our Family Christmas Traditions #12daysofparenting
* Waiting for Santa a new experience
* Making Clay Christmas Tree
* Christmas Fun with family
* Christmas tree art projects for kids
* Preschool Class Christmas goody bags
* Easy Christmas Cards for kids to make

Frozen inspired art project for kids | Frozen Inspired card

It is my friend’s daughter’s  6th birthday and by now you guessed the theme  .All little girls are obsessed with this movie .. yes Disney’s Frozen .We planned on making a card  for little A and the card is  inspired  by FROZEN colors . So , you can say the idea of Frozen inspired art project for kids was born while planning for a birthday card .
Frozenartforkids

Materials Needed :
White sheet of paper
Snowflakes Foam stickers
Watercolor  Paints (Frozen inspired colors – blues and purple)
Glitter/ glitter glue pens
Sharpie

Instructions :
On  a white sheet of paper ,  randomly arrange various size Foam snowflakes stickers.
We started with my  six year old  placing the stickers where he wanted them . He sounded very happy choosing the spots because generally it is mom who is directing  with instructions.
Snowflake Art Project

Now he  painted  over the foam stickers. I wanted him to do three shades of colors but he was more comfortable in doing two shades . The two shades are frozen theme Favorite colors  blue and purple shades.

Frozen Inspired Snowflake art for kids

After my son finished painting , we kept it to dry for couple of hours .

Now the fun part … peeling  the foam stickers ,  Ashrith is been  waiting to do this .  The foam stickers are easy to peel  for little hands. He was too excited to peel and reveal the snowflakes.

Frozen Inspired art project for kids

If you want an extension to this  project ,  you can turn your art into a beautiful card just like we did . Frozen Inspired birthday card to make a little girl feel special
Frozen inspired Birthday Card

Fold the painted art sheet paper the way you like the card.. a rectangle or a square.
Use Sharpie or paint to add details wherever required.
Last step is to add glitter , this will enhance the beauty of the card.

Quick tips :
To make little glitter circles , I used pen cap as a stamp , dipped it in glue and made a print . Later sprinkled glitter over it .I prefer using glitter glue pens , as they are not as messy as the glitter powders but in this project I used both form of glitters.
To make it more fun for a Frozen fan , you can add Olaf ,Anna and Elsa stickers too.

Lessons Learnt :
Develop Fine motor skills : Peeling stickers and painting helps build fine motor skills .

How do you like our Frozen inspired Art turned in to a Handmade Card ? If you have a Frozen fan , then pull out the craft supplies ,make this piece of art and let us know how it turned out .
Linking this to #toddlerapprovedtuesday

LarabeeUK

Cup cake Handmade card for First Birthday

Cupcake handmade card

I love to make something creative for near and dear ones. If you follow me , you’ll know , I have made a bunch of  handmade cards before .Most of the time, I don’t make these cards until the D- day , it is always a last minute thing .I start making a card when an idea pops up in my mind or if I know what theme they are celebrating. Last year ,I made this card for Aadya baby’s First birthday and she turned two last week .So …sweet. Looking at her birthday pics , I realized not sharing with you. So, here it is my Awesome
Cup cake Handmade card for First Birthday

Cupcake first birthday card

It is simple, beautiful Card and if u plan to make one …here are the details …..

Materials needed: Cardstock Plain and striped

White flannel sheet

Foam stickers ( Various shapes),

Glitter

Instructions:

Make a greeting card out of a cardstock paper.

Using striped paper make a cup cake liner.

The frosting on top  was made using white flannel sheet.

Make a candle out of a plain cardstock paper.

Now glue the frosting over the striped liner to look like a cupcake.

Glue the candle on the cup cake. Peel various foam stickers and stick them randomly to look like confetti.

Sprinkle some glitter over the frosting .

first birthday handmade cupcake card

Note: Most of the stuff, for this project was bought at Dollar store. This post is not sponsored by them … just for your information.I added one candle …bcos it was for first birthday but u add any number candles.

This post is linked to Craftasticmoms.com  and You’re Gonna love it Tuesday with Kathewithane.com

Let me know what you think about the card !That’s all for now ! see ya real soon !

Valentine Cards for Preschool class

Easy Preschool Valentines day cards

These mini valentine heart cards were made by Ashrith , my 4 year old son,so they may not look perfect but are definitely cute. We used heart shape cookie cutter for stamping in the white poster paint and Ashrith enjoyed stamping hearts .We made 14 cards for his preschool friends and all look a little different but with 2 hearts to say that Valentine’s Day was made for Two.

heartstamping

Details to make  cute Valentine Cards for Preschool class  below

Materials Required:
White poster paint
Red and Pink color paper
Glue
Markers
Heart shape cookie cutter
Scissors
Measuring Scale

valentinehearts
Instructions:
Cut mini size cards out of red paper and stamp a heart.
Now stamps hearts on pink paper.
Cut and glue pink hearts on red hearts cards.
Note: This card is easy and simple for Kids to follow and they can make themselves but with a little assistance from parents. You can always do variations by adding glitter or stickers .

valentinescardspreschool   Ashrith dressed for School today ……… so excited to give cards to his friends .