Making Memories: Snowman Fridge

Christmas should go farther than your tree. And “Crafting” Some Talent showed us just that. You will need two larger circles for eyes, five smaller circles for a smile, and three even smaller ones for the buttons. Then get a orange triangle for a nose, and some pretty wrapping paper cut in strips for the scarf! Then just tape it all together like the picture below shows, if you’ve never seen a snowman before! I think t his would be great for children to do.

Making Memories: Wishing Spool

This is a great way to see your children’s wishes and desires change as they move in and out of phases from Family Fun.

First take a wooden thread spool, you can probably find one at Hobby Lobby or the such, and paint it to your desired color. Then have your child write want he or she wants on a strip of paper cut to fit the spool. Then wrap it around the spool using double sided tape, leaving a bit hanging off. Then thread ribbon through the hole in the spool and tie it so you can hang it on the tree. Write your child’s name and the year on a label and attach to the ribbon. Tada! There’s a list for Santa (and yourself) to see what your child wants for Christmas that year, and past years.

Making Memories: Bundles of Spirit

I have a quick and easy way way to spiff up your staircase this holiday season from BGH.com (item five on the gallery on blog). Just get some branches for the back, add some evergreen branches and bright berries and use florists wire to attach together and to the banister posts. Then add some light green or chartreuse ornaments. Then tie it all together with a matching ribbon!

Making Memories: A First Christmas Ornament

This is such a cute ornament from All Events Adviser that is a perfect example of why I call these series Making Memories.

You will need a glass bulb, paint and ribbon. Make sure the paint is usable on glass surfaces. You can paint the inside, or add anything to the inside. To paint the inside, just add a small amount of paint inside and just rotate the bulb until the paint completely covers the inside. Make sure to rotate it occasionally while it dries so there is not a glob of paint dried to the bottom. You can then use paint to add your child’s hand or footprint. Then just add ribbon so you can hang it on your tree!