My kids have had 4 snow days in a row, plus a Saturday and Sunday in the middle. We did some sledding, but they got tired of that after the 2nd day. We have not had the TV on, thank goodness, but we had to get creative with the time. We have played the piano, practiced flute and piccolo(this got everyone’s attention), played card games, board games, baked, had hot chocolate, and my 16 year old son sang Christmas carols in his beautiful deep baritone voice (though I love his singing voice, and at first it was fun, this got old fast.). We even saw soccer being played in the living room. Yet, they were getting on each others nerves.
So we had to get a little crafty…
I got the inspiration from the Easter egg craft over at Julep. I cut a bunch of scrapbook papers into strips about 3/4 inch wide by 4 inches long. I did cut some more narrow and some wider to add a bit of randomness.
Then we glued the strips onto a piece of paper.
I used a die cut to make the folded card part and the kids glued the strips paper to the cut-out part.
My younger daughter embellished her card with buttons and silver baby ric rac. She also cut and made paper presents to place under her tree 🙂 She’s giving this card to my 4-H co-leader.
We made ornaments, trees, and I had stars, but no one chose those –so I have none to show. Here are some of their cards:
This was easy enough for younger children and the result is always way cool. My daughter wants me to do a horse die cut, so she can make a nice card for her friend. The possibilities are endless!
The best part was it was quiet (well, quieter), with lots of chatting, laughing, sharing stories, and sibling bonding 🙂 I will need to check pinterest tonight, as I have not seen any melting (and I’ve been looking for it).