A Spoonful Of Insight: Homemade Christmas Cards

I love Christmas cards, so for this weeks idea, I thought it would be fun to get the kids involved in making Christmas cards for their friends or grandparents.

In her book, 365 Games smart Toddlers Play, Sheila Ellison suggests Handprinted Wreath Cards. First, use green finger paint to make hand prints in the shape of a wreath. As you help your child stamp their hand make sure their wrist are always in the center of the circle, while the fingers fan outward. Second, attack a red ribbon or paint one on (331).

If you wish you can have your child write a short message under the wreath or inside the center circle. This makes a simple and quick holiday greeting.

Another similar idea you can do is make a Christmas Tree Hand Craft. First, stamp hands in the shape of a christmas tree. Second, add red circles as the Christmas tree decorations. Third, draw a brown tree trunk. Fourth, add a yellow star made from construction paper. Enjoy!

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Stay tuned for a four-post series on family worship. My husband, Mark Baker will be a guest writer for A Spoonful Of Insight during the month of December.   

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