Sunday, December 04, 2011

"Maybe Christmas," he thought, "doesn't come from a store."


The other day our Advent calendar activity was to make these paper stars. I am so happy with the way they came out! The red one I made out of an old Christmas card.


It was a little too stiff and hard to get the glue to stick without holding it together for a while. I tried using pictures from the World Wildlife Fund Catalog, after we made our donation online. The photos of the birds and animals made adorable stars!


Then the holiday book we read was one of the sweetest things yesterday. Cuddled up under a quilt I was charmed listening to my youngest child read How The Grinch Stole Christmas. It has to be one of our all time favorites and it just moved me to hear my six year old read it himself for the first time. We have seen the animated movie so many times, (not the latest version, just the wonderful old cartoon version), and have also enjoyed the play performed with my oldest son doing the Grinch, that we practically know it by heart. We could discuss what was coming next and anticipate our favorite bits. We also had a good discussion about why the Whos wake up singing even without any presents, packages, boxes or bags. Definitely a holiday classic that can't be skipped!

Here is one more paper star that is hanging in front of the entry hall mirror. You should try some of these - they are lots of fun and not difficult!


What Christmas crafts are you enjoying?


Mary Lee said...

Love the stars! Thanks for the link -- these will be great/safe to make in the classroom!!

Thank you for sharing your peaceful and mindful approach to Advent.

tanita davis said...

Those are truly beautiful.

Dreena M. Tischler said...

My mama used to make these stars and then we dipped them in hot paraffin and sprinkled glitter on them. They last a long time that way. Now you've gone and inspired me; guess I will call Mom for the info.

campbele said...

Last year I made a ball from my Christmas cards but this year, I didn't receive enough. I think I'll try making these stars with them. They're so cute!