It’s December, and you know what THAT means – CHRISTMAS season is upon us! The turkey has been carved, the stuffing demolished, and now it’s time to get in that Santa-Y spirit! If you think it’s too early to turn on the Christmas Pandora – just remember- Holiday decorations at Walt Disney World have been up since early November! So, that proves that it’s not too early to deck the halls – DISNEY style of course!
Check out my Disney Christmas DIY’s to help get you started:
Plastic Christmas Balls (2 small “ears” and 1 large “head” for each ornament)
Sharp knife and cutting board
Hot glue gun
Bows – for Minnies!
1. Using a sharp knife, begin by cutting the ornament hanging ends off each of the smaller balls. This will allow your ears to sit flat onto the “heads”.
2. Using a permanent marker, mark out two small spots equal distance from the hanging part of each large “head” ball. My balls had a line running along the middle that I drew mine along so everything was nice and even.
4. Run a bead of hot glue around where you trimmed off the pieces on the “ear” balls. Stick onto the “head” where you have marked out each of the spots with the marker and hold until glue has adhered.
5. If making a Minnie ornament, hot glue a small bow between the ears.
5. Hang and Enjoy!
These Adorable Stockings could not be easier (or more affordable!) to make – a few bucks each and you have a super cute stocking to hang by the chimney with care! Just grab some felt (I recommend the stiffer sheets of felt for the head/ear portion as they will stand up more easily on their own) and your glue gun and get crafting!
Personalization tip: Use puffy paint to write out each person’s name on the upper white portion of the completed “Mouse” Stocking
Ok, so here’s a kid friendly (edible!) craft that is perfect for winter (and for Frozen lovers!) – plus it makes the perfect holiday party activity! And bonus – they could not be easier to put together!
Ingredients (for each baggie):
2-Pretzel sticks (Arms)
1-Candy corn (Nose)
1-Large marshmallow (Lower body)
1-Medium marshmallow (Upper body)
White icing (to glue it all together)
*Get the printable topper for the baggies here
Allow them to use their creativity skills to build their own snowmen. I would start with removing the contents from the plastic bag and encourage kids to create their snowmen on top of the plastic bag (trust me, it’s easier and quicker to clean up this way).
Afterward, grab a white plate or white poster board and sprinkle white powdered sugar around it and place the snowmen for display! You can even take it a step further by bringing out the Legos to create their own city or neighborhood they can build around their snowmen.
Ok – so I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to crank up the Christmas tunes and get crafting! Tis the season, after all…