My daughter is obsessed with penguins. She has a bed full of penguin stuffed animals. We did a whole school unit study about penguins. I know everything there is to know about penguins! I get why she is obsessed with penguins because they are just the cutest animals ever. We also have made a bunch of penguin crafts and treats over the years. My all time favorite one I’ve made is walking penguin donuts. Check them out to make as well as these penguin plate crafts. The funny thing is we have only lived in warm weather. I get cold when there is a slight chill in the air and bundle up under blankets. My girl is part penguin but I am a wimp with the cold. I love visiting the snow but I don’t know if I’m cut out for visiting the penguins. I’m sure she will one day visit the penguins but I will just stick to penguin crafts and treats.
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If there were snow around here it would be melted. I live in Florida and we don’t get snow around here. That is why I decided to make some melted snowman crafts because I only know melted snow. Plus, they remind me of Olaf melting in summer and I love that character! This is such a simple craft for kids of many ages to do. I won’t be doing it with the littlest one because he would be eating the fake snow but it was a fun one to do with my daughter.
Blue paper plate, you can also color a white plate blue
My daughter was obsessed with Frozen for the longest time. She was I think 3 when she first saw it. We watched it about a bazillion times and I have those songs from the movie burned into my memory. Luckily the music is good. She dressed up like Elsa and Anna for the longest time. Not just special occasions but going to the grocery store she was dressed up in costume. The funny thing is now she isn’t as into the girly stuff. She used to want an Elsa braid every day, for me that was just a side braid because I can’t make any braids. Now she never wants to wear her hair up. They grow up so fast! At that time I also started makin snowflake wands for parties. I have a post for those pretty wands. They go perfectly with these ice princess pipe cleaner crowns. We made different pipe cleaner crowns that my daughter loved and decided to make some for an ice princess. It is a perfect little winter craft for cold days.
Christmas is a time for fun, joy, and crafting! My daughter likes crafts that are quick and easy. She also loves anything to get in the holiday spirit. We made these cute little pipe cleaner snowflakes for a simple craft. I made them extra colorful with colorful beads. To look more snowy you can add silver, blue, or white beads. You just need a few things to make them
Materials for pipe cleaner snowflakes:
Silver, blue, or white pipe cleaners
First take a pipe cleaner and cut it into 3 pieces.
Since we put up our Christmas tree early I got really inspired to make some ornaments. What I love about ornaments is you really can never have too many! The tree has plenty of room. It also is a great way to remember what your family was doing or into during a certain time period. Kids can decorate ornaments and each your you build on your collection of kids creations. I also like to make a few myself like this snowflake starfish ornament. We love by the beach and have beaches decor and I wanted to make a few ornaments to match our home. I’m not doing a whole theme for the tree because I grew up with a collective mix of ornaments and I want to continue that tradition. Next year maybe I will theme out a mini tree just for my own enjoyment! For now I let my daughter have free range of the tree. We have some Mardi Gras beads on there and random groupings of ornaments. It’s nice to have a few of my own little creations like this starfish snowflake ornament and then my daughter helped make a few others. Kids can easily help make this ornament. They could add extra colors for fun!
If you can’t make it all the way to the North Pole you can still have a North Pole party! I made these fun printables with a North Pole theme. There are larger sign ones for larger decorations. Then smaller ones for a cake or cupcake toppers. One way to reindeer parking, another to Santa’s village, and another to candy cane lane. Which one will you stop by first. This would be really fun for a North Pole themed breakfast or pancake dinner. You can add lots of powdered sugar on top of the pancakes to make them nice and snowy.
It is the most wonderful time of the year and the time of the year to really go all out with Christmas spirit! What gets you into the Christmas spirit? For me it is all about watching Christmas movies, making cookies, eating cookies(I can’t just make them I have to at least sample too). Also I have to do all of that while wearing Christmas pjs and a Santa hat, is there any other way to do it?! Other fun ways to bring on the Christmas spirit are Christmas music, lights, and crafts. You can really get creative with a Christmas themed gift. This is a fun gift for family on Christmas Eve with Christmas pajamas inside and fun stuff to eat or do together. Does your family have a favorite Christmas movie that you watch each year? We love Elf and the kids are getting into it too! This Christmas Spirit gift will be a huge hit with the kids and family!
Around Christmas it is fun to make little surprises for kids but there’s not a lot of time to do anything over the top. These reindeer lunch bags are an easy way to make something cute for the holidays for kids. You can send them with one to school or make them for a fun outing with family. My daughter thought they were adorable.
What you need to make them:
gold or brown pipe cleaners
red fuzzy craft balls
- Add the red nose and googly eyes to the bag with a hot glue gun.
- Take a brown or gold pipe cleaner and fold it in half.
- Fold down the ends to the outside. Then fold up the ends making a v shape on each side.
- That’s it you are done!
I’m a sucker for anything with googly eyes!
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