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Sunday, December 12, 2010

a craft for the little girls

We’re loving our activities advent calendar. The girls finally pulled the “do a craft with Mom/Grandma” card from one of the pockets.


 I saw these darling candy cane reindeer ornaments in my Scrapbooks Etc. magazine last month. The instructions can be found here. I purchased the plastic candy canes at Pier 1 Imports.

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This crafting is serious stuff. Ella is so intense in all the photos I took of her. She really did have fun and this project kept her busy for a couple of hours. :)

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Of course we had to have some pink ribbon for our reindeer. Ella did a few just like the directions, then decided to let her own creativity take over. She added lots of pom poms to one and a ribbon shirt to another—so much like her Momma, can’t ever just follow the directions.

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“Show Grandma your reindeer, Madi.” She’s a good multi-tasker.
Kate helped Madi make her reindeer. She carried it around with her all day and even slept with it. We lost it for a few minutes and came close to a complete meltdown.
I picked up a few different craft kits at Pebbles yesterday. I need to be prepared for the next “crafting” advent card.

9 comments:

  1. So cute. I bet my daughter will love making these.

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  2. Adorable- I am pinning this. Found you via a link on Tater Tots and Jello.
    :) crafty texas girls

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  3. Just stopping by to let you know that I have featured your project on Fun Family Crafts! You can see it here
    http://funfamilycrafts.com/candy-cane-reindeer/

    If you have other kid friendly crafts, I'd love it if you would submit them :) If you would like to display a featured button on your site, you can grab one from the right side bar of your post above.

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  4. Very cute!! I love this project. I wanted to invite you to link up at TGIF Kid-oriented Linky Party - http://livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com/search/label/Linkey%20Parties
    Merry Christmas,
    Beth =-)

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    1. Under the first photo it says, "the instructions can be found here." Click on the word "here" and it will take you to the Scrapbooks, Etc. site.

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  6. Could you use real candy canes? or is there a reason to use plastic?

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    1. Real candy canes won't last as long for an ornament, but if you were going to make them as a "treat", I'm sure real would work fine.

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  7. Hi, Kim:

    What a cute idea! I am a blogger for Marygrove College’s Master in the Art of teaching program. We’re putting together a new free resource for teachers—one to give them a few arts and craft ideas for the holiday season—and we were wondering if you’d mind us featuring your craft idea in it.

    I think teachers (and students) would love this.

    We would, of course, site your blog and link back to it.

    Have a great weekend. Keep me posted.

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