Thursday, December 20, 2012

The Friendly Beasts Handprints

The Friendly Beasts
My Church School class is performing The Friendly Beasts for their part in the youth Christmas program this year.  I had my 5 youngest students use their handprints to represent the animals in The Friendly Beasts song.  I printed off words to go above each animal.
I am the donkey shaggy and brown, who carried Mary to Bethlehem town.
I am the sheep with the curly horn, who gave him my wool for a blanket warm.
We used an open handprint for the dove.  We should have used a closed hand with the thumb pressed out!

I am the dove from the rafters high, who cooed him to sleep my mate and I.
I am the cow all white and red, who gave him my manger for his bed.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Handprint Wreath

Paint hands green and press onto white paper, palms in forming a wreath shape.  Let dry.  Use fingers to add red "berries" with red paint.  Let dry and add a red bow!
Materials Needed:  green and red paint, white paper, red ribbon

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Cork Reindeer

Cork Reindeer!
Thread a 1 inch piece of gold wire through a red bell and secure into the bottom of a wine cork.  Bend two pieces of 6 inch wire into antlers and push into the top of the wine cork.  Glue on googly eyes.  Cut ears from brown and pink foam and glue onto the sides of the wine cork.  Add a hook for hanging.
Materials Needed:  wine cork, red bell, googly eyes, brown and pink foam, gold wire, scissors, glue, hook

Friday, December 14, 2012

Beaded Reindeer

Cut a gold pipe cleaner into an 8 inch piece and two 2 inch pieces.  String 16 brown beads on the 8 inch gold pipe cleaner.  Form it into a circle and twist ends to secure.  Twist the two, 2 inch pieces to make the antlers.  Glue on googly eyes and a red bell or pom pom for the nose.  Add a hook to hang on your tree!
Materials Needed:  gold pipe cleaner, brown beads, scissors, glue, googly eyes, red bell or pom pom 

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Footprint Christmas Tree!

Paint feet green and toes red.  Press painted foot on white paper and then the other foot on the paper overlapping the heels of the feet.  Add a brown trunk and a yellow star! 
Materials Needed:  green, red paint, yellow, brown marker, paintbrush and white paper