Sunday, December 30, 2012

Christmas Decor

 I made some garlands out of some stuff I had around the craft room.  I'm thinking they can pass for Christmas, New Years and even Easter.  We used to have some of those little pink chicks as ornaments when I was a child, they bring back Christmas memories.  I had to repaint and glitter these ones I found at a garage sale.  I also used felt balls that I took from a purse that I bought years ago at a flea market, plus ribbon and glitter stars. 

 I saw this idea in a store in the Orange Circle.  They took an old branch and hung it with twine, then addes silver oraments hanging down.
 Here is my tree.  I love all the oraments we have collected over the years.  Just like songs, they remind me of specific events and memories from year to year.  I'm going to need a bigger tree soon.
And, my hutch that I thought would be fun to decorate with red and green and silver.  I hope I remember to look back on this post next year for inspiration. 

Some of my Favorites

I love looking at the Christmas ornaments that get put away for 11 months out of the year.  Some of my favorites this year include the giraffe and owl that I got at Target last year at the after Christmas sale, the snowman face and hula monkey I ended up with at ornament exchanges, and well, I'm a sucker for a cute snowman.  They are all now all put away.  See you in 11 months.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Cookie Exchange

I went to a cookie exchange this weekend and made a yarn wreath. Getting into the Christmas spirit.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

December Art

 Mary, Joseph and Jesus.  These were done with markers and sharpie, and then cut out and pasted onto a blue background.  the students painted beams of light with wihite tempera and creditcards.
 Polar Bear, Polar Bear, done with my Preppy K's.  We read the book and then painted them with shaving cream and glue.  Then they added the eyes and nose. 
 Go Tell It On The Mountain- sharpie patterns in the mountains and then crayon bursts in the background.
 Angels We Have Heard On High- Oil pastel angels on blue construction paper
 Paper Quilling Christmas Tree: colored construction paper and white glue.
 The Grouch Lady Bug: contruction paper and sharpie.
Victory Vasarely the Hungarian Op artist, created abstract art that looked 3-D though they were only 2-D.  My 6th graders used oil pastels on rubber circles.