Daily Archives: December 5, 2011

Gingerbread Man Magnets

GingerBread Man Magnets

this is another great crafting idea that is a lot of fun for the kids. And they look cute too!! As I am one that try to keep as much scrap material as possible because you never know when you can use it. This is one of those times. Everyone has seen those little foam crafting projects for all the different holidays and seasons. Well I kept all the extra snips that were still attached and anything that really was extra from past projects or pieces that got punched out like a center of a flower or something. Those little pieces go along way when making other little projects such as this AND it keeps your crafting spending down, Which in my house hold means a lot to my husband. Well anyway another thing I do when I work on a project like this where a template can be used is I make one gingerbread man label it and use that as my template to trace all my other gingerbread man or whatever im working on and then store it away in my crafting binder in a clear sleeve so i can go back and get it the following year or whenever i may need that template. So let’s get on to how to make this cute project.

Supplies Needed:

  • brown construction paper
  • decoration for your gingerbread man ( Really you can use anything you have lying around such as (crayons, extra foam pieces, or even construction paper
  • small magnet strip for each gingerbread man

Instructions:

  1. trace or draw your gingerbread man onto the construction paper
  2. cut out your little guys
  3. then stick or glue on your gingerbread man decorations
  4. when you are done decorating your gingerbread man then stick or glue on your magnet strip to the back

Thats it hang them on your fridge or give them as little gifts to the grandparents.

Please comment back and remember to come back and share your gingerbread man projects!

Gingerbread Man Ornament

Gingerbread Man Ornament

Here is another quick and easy ornament idea that the kids will love. My son had a blast gluing on the Cheerios to the gingerbread man while he told me what each little Cheerio signified (Eyes, Mouth, Hands, Ect…)

This is a great ornament project or a gift tag idea for the grandparents.

Supplies Needed:

  • Brown Construction Paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Cheerios
  • String to hand with

Instructions:

  1. trace or draw a gingerbread man on to the construction paper
  2. then cut our your gingerbread man
  3. glue your Cheerios on
  4. poke a whole near the top of the head and tie your string through
  5. Hang on the tree

Thats it!!!! But its a lot of fun for the kids. Please post your comments and remember to come back and share your gingerbread man projects!!

Paper Garland

Paper Garland

Here is another one of those cheap but great decorations because it goes a long way. Once again using the supplies that i bought the other day for $14.00 although I must be honest that yesterday I spent another $10.00 so we will just say that my total I have spent on christmas decorations so far is $25.00 and really I probably could have gone with out the 4 puffy paint colors and kept my price down, However I had a few extra dollars that they looked nice. Anyway Back to the Paper Garland.

Supplies:

  • 15-20 sheets of your choice colored construction paper
  • scissors
  • clear tape or stapler
  • ruler

Instructions:

  1. Use your ruler and measure between 1 in and 1 1/4 and draw multiple strait lines across the paper. You should be able to get between 8-10 strips on each sheet.
  2. Use your scissors to cut the lines that you drew on all the sheets of paper.
  3. Seperate the strips in the pattern order that you are going to use.
  4. Take your first strip and overlap the 2 ends by between 1/2 inch to 1 inch then staple or tape the 2 ends together.
  5. Take your next strip and take one end looping it through the first ring bring the 2 ends together and then secure those ends together.
  6. Keep repeating step 5 till you run out of paper and then your finished.

This is another great tree filler if you dont have many decorations to go across the tree. Have Fun!!

Please comment back and share your paper garland projects

A Cheerio String

 Cheerios on a string

As this has to be the most simplest of all activities. I choose to post the cheerio string because it’s an inexpensive decorating idea that actually looks nice on the tree. (oh and their fun to eat while you are stringing them. )

Supplies needed:

  • yarn (as long as you like)
  • a big box or bag of Cheerios( or any cereal with a whole in the middle. Fruitloops works too and looks nice.)
  • crotchet hook (or anything to use to string the cereal)

Instructions:

  1. Tie a loop around the hook of the crochet needle with the yarn.
  2. Turn the needle over so the button is the side that you stick the cheerio over and the hook will keep the yarn in place.
  3. Slide your Cheerios on and HAVE FUN!!!!!

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