Handmade Christmas Craft Roundup
Warning: This post contains spoilers. If, after reading below, you suspect that you or your child will be receiving one of the gifts shown, please perform an emergency mind wipe. If you don’t know how to conduct a mind wipe, consult the men in black.
Yarn cats are notoriously camera-shy, so out of the almost dozen kitties we made, only these two were captured on film. The first is a glam girl who is always ready with a pose. The one on the right may have still been asleep, as his pupils look a bit bleary.
Not to worry, I’m sure he’ll be wide awake by the time he’s been tossed, tousled and hugged on Christmas morning.
The cadre of finger puppets might have been my favorite craft this season. So ferocious and fun!
I think the guy with the purple hat looks like Oscar the Grouch, from Sesame Street. The monster in the middle is impersonating my soul when I’m woken early in the morning. Hopefully you can make out the jagged teeth and take fair warning!
Our very wild horses are made with pipe cleaner bodies, so they can be shaped in different poses. They were supposed to get a yarn carrot, too, but it can’t be found.
Horses love their treats, so maybe they ate it. Then again, maybe the carrot realized it was destined for greater things (like a life of crime) and ran off to join the monster cadre. Not disguising himself very well, is he?
And lastly, our layered crayon art. Unlike the gifts above, this is not as easy as it looks! In fact, it’s kind of a pain and involved at least an hour of grinding carefully color-sorted crayons in a blender.
On the other hand, our pseudo sand art uses up all those nasty bits of broken crayons which breed in the back of kids’ desks. Old crayons, a blender, and an empty jam jar and voila! You have the perfect teacher gift or surprise for Grandma.
And people say my hyper creativity is only good for getting into trouble.