Wednesday, December 12, 2012

::Snowman Ornament::

We had a long day at child care a couple weeks ago. It was parent teacher conference day and we had the kids ALL day. So I tried to come up with some fun projects to make the day go faster. We have a ton of clear glass ornaments and I thought it'd be a good time to use them up. 
We drew faces on the ornaments with sharpies. If I were to do this again, I'd use paint pens so they ink wouldn't rub off. After we drew on the faces, we took the gold hanger off the top and filled it about half way with fake glitter snow. 

You could also put on a top hat if you could find them and pull the string through the hat or glue a scarf onto the bottom of the ornament to make him look more festive. There's lots of variations to this project. 
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Monday, December 10, 2012

::Silver Bells::

Last year I was trying to think of something new to do for a Christmas art project. I wanted to do something that I'd never done and something that screamed Christmas. I raked my brain and finally remembered the song "Silver Bells." You don't really hear the song much any more but it's one of my favorite songs and thought it'd be a perfect project to adorn our room. 
We cut the bells out of foil and glued on flower. The foil was kind of a pain to cut out, but it did shine very nicely. I think if I were to ever do this again I'd just cut them out of construction paper and paint them silver. 


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Thursday, December 6, 2012

::Penguin Projects::

I love penguins. They are by far my favorite animal. So I finally decided to make some penguins for an art project. I came up with this wacky penguin. They looked so cute all in a row. The girls had pink bows and the bows had red bow ties.

Here's a picture of the one I made. Simple shapes...nothin fancy. Right up my alley.
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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

::December Projects of the Past::

 Here's the projects I used for the boards from the last 2 years. A reindeer and gingerbread man.

The reindeer turned out just adorable. They looked so cute all together. Although that was a lot of pieces to trace. One of these days I'll get wise and start copying all the pieces instead of tracing each and every piece.
These gingerbread men were stupid easy. I printed a gingerbread man coloring page and had the kids sponge paint them brown. After they dried we glued on eye balls, pipe cleaner mouths, and buttons I used ribbon for the icing on the arms and legs. I wish I had more pictures of some of the faces the kids made. One drew a mustache and another a uni brow. It was a pretty hysterical bunch.
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Monday, December 3, 2012

::December Board::

Here's some happy December boards! Apparently I really like the Christmas light boarder since I used it 2 years in a row. 
Here's this year's board:
Last years board...apparently I also like reindeer:
2 Years Ago:
I'll share some of the projects with you later.
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