Thursday, December 4, 2014

Christmas Fun, Day 4!

Little Man decorated the china hutch and Tinsel somehow got tangled in it on his entry back home last night.

Tinsel left instructions for us to make a Christmas craft today.  So, after the advent cards were read and colored, school work completed, 'The Making of Peter Pan Live' watched, we made bead/cookie cutter crafts.

The bead/cookie cutter craft was fun and easy.  Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.  Next, spray cooking PAM lightly inside the cookie cutters.  (This will help release the beads.)  Now, let the children place pony beads inside the cookie cutters.  They can arrange the beads any way they like.  The only thing is they must have a single layer of beads.  While the children work with the beads, preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Once the beads are in the cookie cutters,  place the cookie pan in the oven and bake for 10 to 15 minutes.  Ours took 15 minutes.  Remove from oven and let them cool before removing from the cookie cutter.  (If you want to have hole in the ornament for hanging, gently use a toothpick to create a hole in the hot ornament.)  Super easy and fun!

Oh, what fun we had today!