I am busy this cold day making crafts and finishing off with the decorating of our cottage in the desert. When we were raising our kids, we always wanted them to know how to serve others. Not, just at Christmastime, but all year long. Today, I am going to share my version of a Children’s Service Christmas Gift.
It is easy and fun for kids to create their own gifts. This Children’s Service Christmas Gift can easily be made by a child-with adult supervision.
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It’s Day 4 and we are sharing Kids Christmas Craft Ideas!
Let me show you how I made this Children’s Service Christmas Gift idea.
My components were:
peat pots ( I found mine at the dollar store)
yarn-color of your choice
glitter-color of your choice
shredded paper or gift packing
gold spray paint
thin Sharpie pen
Children’s Service Christmas Ideas List (free printable below)
1 foot silver ribbon or cording
3 silver jingle bells
Step one: Wrap the yarn around your peat pot making sure each strand is tightly wrapped and close to each other.
Step two: Using the sponge brush and mod podge coat the yarn with mod podge. It does not have to be dripping wet. But, wet enough for the glitter to stick.
Step three: With a spoon, sprinkle the glitter on the “wet” mod podge and yarn. Let dry completely.
Step four: If necessary, let the mod podge dry and add more glitter. This is your choice and preference.
While the peat pot is drying, it’s time to paint your popcicle sticks.
Make sure you are in a well vinylated area.
When the popcicle sticks are dry, you are ready to start writing your service ideas.
Once you are done with the sticks, it’s time to decorate your peat pot.
Wrap a silver ribbon or cord around the peat pot and tie a knot.
Using a piece of twine, tie three jingle bells together.
Hot glue the bells in the middle of your silver knot.
Fill your peat pot with shredded book page scraps, shredded paper or what ever you think looks pretty. Add your service sticks in-between the shredded paper, so it looks like a pretty bouquet, of sorts.
The printable above is FREE for your own use. Right click on the picture and press “Color” for the full effect, and the press print.
This Children’s Service Christmas Gift is an awesome way to get kids thinking about serving others. With these simple and easy tasks, it is also a wonderful way to spend quality time with kids. (Which they can never get enough, right?)
Have fun and enjoy crafting with the kids in your life.
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