Supplies Needed; Print out of template (below), glue and desired decorations such as bells, pompoms, buttons, paint, or glitter
Directions; Allow children to add decorations to the template. they may also want to paint or color the page to makre it more festive.
These icicles are a wonderful fine motor activity for children, an exercise in hand-eye co-ordination and an opportunity to explore color and patterns. It’s a lovely sensory experience, and often they’ll stop to talk about the particulars of a bead they’ve found: the color, the shape, how shiny it etc., so while this is a very simple Christmas craft, it still presents lots of opportunities for learning.
Supplies needed; Metallic pipe cleaners, pony beads, a thread for hanging
Directions; Twist a loop at the top of the pipe cleaner, this will be used later to tie on the string. Thread as many beads as desired onto the pipe cleaner. Once the pipe cleaner is sufficiently beaded, twist the bottom of the pipe cleaner around the last bead, to prevent the other beads from falling off. Take the beaded pipe cleaner and twist it around a pencil to create a spiral effect. Finally, tie a 4-6" piece of thread through the loop you created in the beginning and hang.
Here is what you will need:
* pipe cleaners
* string (for hanging)
1. String your pipe cleaner with beads.
2. Shape it into any shape you want.
3. Tie string around it and hang it up.
Cut out three different size circles out of white construction paper. On the small circles draw snowman faces, each circle with a different color. On the medium circles draw buttons, each circle with a different color. On each large circle, write out the name of the colors used on the other circles with that color marker. Then cut hats out of different colors of construction paper to match the colors you have used for the snowmen. Glue the hats to the top of the small circles with the matching color. Have the children put the snowmen together, matching up the colors.