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Thursday, December 2, 2010

Fun Christmas Creations by Gayla

Christmas break is right around the corner.  Will your kids be sitting in front of the television for hours or playing video games endlessly?  I have a great alternative!  Fun Christmas memories can be made by using simple every day items found around the home.  We have several books in our Children’s Department that are full of ideas and easy step- by- step instructions with colorful illustrations.  Here are a few of my favorite books and the ideas you can find:

·             Christmas Crafts” by Judith Corwin. Are your kids constantly asking you how many days until jolly old St. Nick makes his yearly rounds?  How about making a Christmas countdown with Santa’s beard?   A cotton ball is glued to Santa’s beard each day.    When the beard is full, it’s time for his visit. 

·             Christmas Ornaments Kids Can Make” by Kathy Ross.  How about a doggie ornament for your favorite pooch made from a real dog biscuit?  You’d better hang it up high or it just might disappear. For a more personalized gift, your child’s hands and foot shapes can turn into a little angel which will especially be welcomed gifts for family members.  

·              Christmas Fun” by Deri Robins. Would you like to have the best-dressed windows in town? Add an indoor snowstorm made from cotton balls, or make your windows glow with “stained glass” to warm up even the frostiest of Christmas mornings.

·               Merry Things to Make” by Diane Cherkerzian.  The kitchen is often busy at Christmas. How about stained-glass cookies or a Graham Cracker Holiday house that will look too good to eat? Oh go ahead, take a bite.  When you try Mrs. Clause’s Favorite Fudge, you just might see why Santa’s so round!

·             Santa’s Sackful of Best Christmas Ideas” by Deri Robins.  If you’re tired of all the usual games, try some North Pole favorites like Christmas Card Bingo, Draw a Carol, Melting Snowmen, and “S” is for Santa.

I hope the ideas and projects I presented will make Christmas all the merrier!  These Christmas craft books along with others are in the Juvenile department with call numbers 745.594.  The book’s spine will have a candy cane with the word “Christmas.”  So let’s get busy-and have fun!


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