The kids and I are embarking on a very serious task for Christmas. Homemade wrapping paper. It's a pretty awesome concept, right? I hate spending money on something that gets thrown away immediately. I am constantly recycling gift bags for birthdays and such, but I like for Christmas gifts to be wrapped. Weird. Also, I had a ton of paper grocery sacks that were piling up and I HATE TO SHOP. I bought all of our gifts on Amazon in 8 minutes. Then they were delivered to our house in 3 days. I picked up some tape at Walgreens and we are all set!
The process goes a little like this. First, make hot chocolate.
Then get out paints, cookie cutters, markers, etc...
And ignore the messiness that is my basement. I just had it finished and moved my craft/sewing stuff yesterday. It is still a disaster.
Dip and stamp away!
Proud moment: My Kindergartener wrote out "stocking" and "Merry Christmas" by sounding it out all on her own. I mean it doesn't look anything like "stocking" or "Merry Christmas" but that is still some amazing emerging literacy skills! BTW, if your Kindergartener can do better, don't burst my bubble. :)
My Snowmen handi work.
H's Christmas trees, decorated. I liked the way she put a print in them.
E and I practiced printing the trees evenly
H's favorite ---I traced the Gingerbread Boy and Girl stencils. She got busy decorating them. She is working on another set as I type.
(You can't see it from this picture, but H wrote "HO HO HO" on the package. I thought that was pretty great as I didn't tell her to write any words on anything. She was so proud of herself that she wrote "HO HO HO" correctly. "I can't believe I can write HO!" she said. Giggles.)