Its almost here!! I cant beleieve it, Christmas is basically here! We are very excited at the mcgraw household...its super chaotic. The kids are on christmas break so its pretty lively here. i am just trying to enjoy it, they are only little once. Any way,so glad you chose to stop by and read my blog, really. Ok so at all of my parties or get togethers i always buy some kind of pop, or soda.. whichever way you prefer to say it. And november and december are two party months for us. I tend to buy 2 liters , they are easier and cheaper. So awhile back i found myself with a multitude of empty 2 liter bottles. i just kind of thought it was a shame to not do something with them.. i had no idea what to do. So i left them out on the counter and stared and stared at them Its like they were taunting me.. because i had zero way in my head to repurpose them, zero way to make them fabulous.. very frustrating. After some research and talking my kids, our 2 liter bottles went from this...
i provided white craft paint and spongey like brushes
after they dried, each child picked out what buttons they wanted to use for the eyes, i cute orange ribbon for the nose. They glued them on along with the buttons going down the tummy. I had a friend give me a whole sack of these scarves. i had them stashed away in the laundry room, waiting for the perfect craft. Each of the kids chose their scarf and we tied it on.I dont know about you guys but i have a basket of socks that i cannot find the mate to. i keep them for reasons i dont know... i guess hoping the other one will make an apearance?So as you probably guessed the hats for the snowmen are our poor mateless socks. But they served a great purpose here!! i also cut the ends off the socks to give it some fringes. Next i cute wire and mittens out of felt and voila!! then my little artists made thier own smiles and other facial features they felt appropriate. Love them!
Here is another inexpensive way to have some fun with your kids on Christmas eve.i must say i am borrowing this idea from my lakens preschool teacher, sue.(love her). Laken brought this home from school and i loved it.
Here is all you do:
get some plain dry oats, glitter or confetti, whatever you think will be pretty and mix it all together. And here is the best part, go out with your kids on Christmas eve and together you can drop the food on the ground everywhere. Add this to your cookies you leave out for santa and it will make the Christmas eve a little more magical. And every kid deserves a little magic on Christmas eve , right?
Christmas is a special time of year, lets not forget why. Santa is a fun piece of the season, for the kids and parents, but god is a necessity for all year round.i hope you enjoyed what i have brought to you today. Here something funny i wanted to leave you with:
The stages of life
1. You believe in Santa Claus
2.You dont believe in santa
3. You ARE santa claus
4.You Look like santa!!(lol)
hope it brought a smile to your face. Have a happy and safe Christmas. Hope you get to be with family and friends.Lets remember those who wont have that privilege.
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