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Christmas and Holiday Craft Lessons for Kids by Susan Kramer


Contents

1. Christmas Crafts for Kids - Animal Shapes
2. Christmas Ornaments for Kids to Make
3. Clove Studded Orange Project
4. Fabric Animal Chains for Christmas Trees
5. Inexpensive Holiday Earth Gifts to Make
6. Make a Hexagon Shape Puzzle
7. Make a Wreath Project
8. Make an Easter Egg Puzzle
9. Make Holiday Paper Chains for Learning Sets
10. Spicy Apples to Hang on the Tree
11. The Story of the Felt Santa Claus
12. Yarn Tree Ornaments
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8. Make an Easter Egg Puzzle


This is a fun project for home or school for all your kids. If you have a learning or physically challenged child provide all the help they need to make it fun.

The benefit of this project is practice with small motor coordination.

Supplies:
2 sheets of 8.5 by 11 inch paper for each puzzle
crayons or colored pencils
non-toxic paste

Project:
1. Adult draws an egg shape - an oval - that nearly goes out to the edges of half the sheets of paper. The remaining sheets of paper serve as the puzzle backing.

2. On the papers with the oval shape, kids color in the egg as creatively as they wish using different colors and designs.

3. After the egg is colored in tear the paper into smaller pieces - perhaps 4 to 10 pieces, or more, for each page.

4. Place the pieces back in the correct place on a sheet of plain paper. When all set, paste the pieces on.

The puzzle makes a super bulletin board decoration for the season; it has the effect of a mosaic or tiled decoration. To prepare the artwork for hanging, paste to cardboard such as cereal carton.

This project can be repeated with a different seasonal theme all through the year. As the kids advance, they can tear their creations into ever smaller pieces for more of a challenge in reassembling and pasting in place.

Another benefit of this project is that the supplies are probably on hand, so this can be a filler project for a long recess on a rainy day in the classroom.

Article by Susan Kramer



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