Writing on a Plate: For this craft, I don’t have a link to full instructions, so here they are: 1. Buy an inexpensive plate (from the Dollar Store, perhaps) 2. Write a poem or excerpt or your words with a Sharpie 3. Bake 30 mins at 150 in the oven and it’s permanent!
Birds Nest Necklace for Mom or Grandma: Using wire and beads, create a necklace with different colours of beads representing children or grandchildren (I really hope one of my kids makes this one for me!) Full instructions here.
Create Your Own Magnets: I have made this one in the past, using small photos in magazines, and I’ve also created some with fabric. The pictured magnets were created using scrapbook paper. Here is a good tutorial on creating your own magnets.
Primitive Ornaments: My girls have been stitching since they were about 5 years old. Draw a very simple outline of an object (think: coloring book page) and stitch onto it.
Turn Your Child’s Art into Embroidery: The above paragraph reminded me of my own tutorial, posted on my other blog. I absolutely love to do this with our children’s artwork. It’s quicker than you would imagine. Here is my tutorial for turning a child’s art into embroidery.
Create Inexpensive Christmas Trees: A blogger created Christmas trees from paper plates and tissue paper twisted into ‘rope.’ So many of you repinned this project that I thought I’d share it with everyone else. Here are the project instructions.
Want More Ideas? I have collected 83 of them on our December Holiday Learning Pinterest Board!