There's not much snow in these parts. Unless you count the little patch of snow at Legoland for the kids to play in. That doesn't mean that we can't learn about snowflakes and create fun snowflake crafts.
If you are giving little trinkets this holiday season, then re-use matchboxes to make little gift packages that will co-ordinate with your gift wrap or color scheme. I'm showing you how to make these over at The Centsible Life and I'm showing you three different ways to do it.
Marisol made gift tags for all of our Christmas packages this weekend. Don't they look fabulous.
Okay, she did have a little help. I made a few ahead of time so I could show her how to do it, and pre-cut the glitter card stock into gift tag sizes so she could get straight to work with the stencils.
We posted a tutorial on how to make these on YouTube. Enjoy!
Art comes with an eight-color pigment ink pad and eight foam-tip
dabbers. To give the color form, there are three bound-in plastic pages
of stencils in kid-selected designs (everything from ladybugs to
aliens), plus a bonus stencil page of abstract shapes you can put
together to make anything you want (which is what we used). Super-clear instructions and
friendly hints make it easy to master all kinds of impressive-looking
techniques, like masking, layering colors, reverse stenciling and more.
We've also provided plenty of inspirational artwork and, best of all,
space for you to stencil right in the book.
Comes With: An 8-color pigment ink pad, 8 custom-molded foam-tip dablers, a black felt-tip pen, 4 plastic stencil pages
For ages 8 and up (shhh, don't tell them Marisol is only 6)