I decided not to sleep away my free time during Thanksgivng since I didn't have to cook, I got our crafting underway. Being the GREAT Recession that it is, we will once again look for low cost ways to decorate, celebrate and show love to our family friends and strangers. Already, the girls and I spent an evening doing a makeover of a home office space for a friend (I promise to post pics as soon as we put on the finishing touches).
It's always a challenge to come up with crafts to do all at the same time with kids that age between 4-15, but I mangaged to wing it as usual. On this particular night we used stencils (very easy for the 4 and 6 year old to do) paper clipping the stencil to the paper and teaching them the pouncing method is crucial. Thanks Lisa Renee for the stencils, we found them in your give away box. The finished products can be trimmed and used as gift tags or mounted on notecards.
I also purchased inexpensive wooden decorations from our local big box craft store, using fine tipped paint brushes made it much easier and less frustrating for all the painters. We also customized the ornaments by adding glitter and snow to certain elements.
Step by Step Instructions, coming soon.
What easy, stress-free, or eco-friendly crafts will you be doing this holiday season?