Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Bright Idea ...

It's that time of year again -- time for Christmas crafts. We set up our tree on Sunday, and I swear, it has so many homemade ornaments on it that we can barely see the branches. Every since we've been homeschooling, we've spent the months of December making all sorts of crafts for Christmas. I've found that Nathan & Neil enjoy doing crafts just as much as Nichelle & Nicole did when they were their age. The only difference is their level of patience and it helps to keep the projects simple for the boys.

This year we're doing something we've never done before -- Christmas Lights Week. Yesterday we made little lights from wooden spoons. They were super easy, so it's a great project for little ones. All we did was cut the end off the spoon and then paint it. Once it was dry, we wrapped a pipe cleaner around the end and added a face. Nathan's is the only one showing here, but that's because he was the only one who brought his up and put it on the tree. I'll add Neil's and mine today. Neil used a black pipe cleaner and I used a silver one. The boys had fun making them. It seems the more simple the project, the more they enjoy it. I have 4 other projects scheduled for this week that relate to Christmas lights, so that should be fun.


  1. You do your kids well, Rena. Crafts are such a good way to stimulate the imagination and to develope eye/hand coordination. It's something your boys will use in their adult life, maybe without even realizing it.

  2. Very cute! I might have to do this one with my daughter's class!

  3. That is so cute. My daycare kids would love to make these.


  4. Rena,
    You should submit that to Highlights along with the photo or an example. It is VERY cute!

  5. What an awesome idea! And easy enough that even I could do it... um, maybe!