Piper and I got down to buisness making our Christmas cards. We used potato stamps, something I've been wanting to try for a while. I had never thought about using a cookie cutter to cut the shape you want in the potato. I always thought you had to carve the design yourself and I don't know about you but my potato carving skills aren't that great! Then when browsing through some craft sites I came across some Christmas card ideas! After deciding on trying the potato stamps, I went looking for cookie cutters that were small enough. I found some at Michael's and really debated between the $9 metal ones and the $3 plastic ones. Ever frugal, I of course went for the plastic but was very afraid that they wouldn't be sharp enough to cut the potato well. In the end, they worked out perfectly! We worked on quite a few and then hung them on an impromptu clothesline in the kitchen. I like the look of it hanging there so much, I'm considering replacing the cards with something decorative rather then taking the line down! As well, I am hoping to try some of the other card making ideas next week on the ones we have left to create!
Finally, I tried a color-by-number nativity with Piper (I added the number/color key myself). This was another activity that she needed some assistance with but overall, I believe she got the concept. I cut it out and she glued the pieces together and added the glitter!
Well, this has been our week! I hope that some of our activities inspire you to get creative with your kiddos (or yourself! Crafts are for 'big kids', too!). What fun crafts or activities are you doing? Is there anything that you do traditionally every year?