We really enjoyed making all the ornaments along with the Truth in the Tinsel Advent Devotions. Thing One was still a bit young to really get into “discussing,” anything, but he got the main parts and characters. Life didn’t allow us to do EVERY day, but we did nearly all of them (maybe skipped 5 or 6 total). All the wonderful ornaments made my tree look great! Sadly, I never took a good picture of just the tree. But our homemade ornaments were pretty much ALL that was up there…I don’t have a good Christmas decor collection yet. It was a little sad to pack up all the boys’ work…But it will be fun to pull it our next year! I don’t know what I will DO with all of these, especially since I am thinking we will do this again next December. Maybe keep my favorites from this year? I saved them all for now – I couldn’t even part with the Mary who lost one eye.
Glitter should be an illegal substance. Just sayin…
Here are our nifty Wisemen paper-chain dolls! If you don’t already know, we are using the book Truth in the Tinsel. I highly recommend trying this out next year if you haven’t already. (And just to prove the awesomeness of it, I will say I plan to do this again next year. I think they will enjoy it even more at a little older age!) It has been a lot of fun and a great way to get the whole family involved in devotions. Our tree is filling up with wonderful handmade remembrances of Jesus’ birth story! (this is great because I don’t have many ornaments otherwise!)
I think I loved today simply because this craft didn’t involved ANY glue! I let Thing One go for it on his star, just helping to guide the string into the slits. It is a very….creative…star. Thing Two had help from Daddy – so theirs is “picture perfect,” haha.
The boys put there stars on our tree themselves tonight. Usually we have to wait for the glue to dry, so I put them up before I go to bed and they “find” their new ornaments the morning.
Sheep & Angels…yes, we are getting behind in our days. It is hard to do one EVERY night. Especially when we have been busy having a special visit from my sister, “Auntie Amy!!!!!” She helped us catch up on a couple days tonight.
Quick, Painless, and cute!