Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Count Down to Christmas Day 4!

Thats my most favorite time of day!
I get my cleaning done, maybe a little laundry, ok serioiusly I don't do those things but what I really do is eat junk food, drink a pop, and mess on the computer!  But I guess for one day I can give those things up and do a craft with the girls (the little boys needed a nap!!) and everything else can wait!

During their no nap day the girls got to
-watch a short Christmas Movie
-make a winter frame!
-and then they wanted to color so they colored!

-- and then naptime was over :(  I will enjoy my quiet time tomorrow I guess --

The winter frames turned out SUPER CUTE!!

What you need:
- i used the empty cereal boxes to cut a picture frame
-gray paint (use whatever color you are feeling, I was feeling gray!)
-stuff to decorate the frame
~ we used stars, snowflakes, more stars, holly leafs, and shimmery circles ~
(very winter like)
After the frame was painted the girls glued on all the good stuff!
They sat so quietly and worked so well! 

Here are some pics of the girls hard at work!!

And the FINISHED products!

Knowing the little boys would nap and the older boys would go home after lunch we also did a project in the morning.

to make a holly wreath you will need
-a paper plate with the center cut out
-green paint
-red dots (for berries)
~ we used pom poms and then these shimmery dots i got at hobby lobby (my FAVORITE store)

Here is our Holly Wreath work in progress:
I gave the little guys paint brushes today!  they pretty much painted everything BUT the paper plate! :)

Here is our finsihed product!

What do you do to keep your kiddos quiet and entertained during quiet time!

linking up with Sharing Saturday #9


  1. Love this and the children are so engaged and happy. Very fun projects.

  2. I'm new to your blog today and love it! I'm your new GFC follower :) I'd love for you to link up at my 1st ever "Life is About... blog hop" going on now!


  3. Your wreaths look super cute! And I love that even the little ones could make their own =-) Thanks for linking up to TGIF! Don't forget to link to your actual post & not your blog in general or it is hard to find the post you linked up. See you next week =-)

  4. What fun...some great activities there....know what you mean about naptime though....hard when you miss it but some lovely craft was enjoyed it seems!!I popped over from TGIF and shall follow as your blog is a lovely read!
    Jode x

  5. Just stopping by from TGIF! What a cute wreath and so simple! I love quick, simple and inexpensive crafts! My tot and preschooler would love this! Sensory tubs are my new favorite thing to set-up for my kiddos...so much to look and play with...keeps them busy for a long time! I'm your newest follower on GFC!


  6. My kids also love to paint and play with sensory tubs, and they especially love playing with pattern blocks/shapes and fun fridge magnets.

    Thanks for following my blog...yours look so fun! I'm your newest follower!


  7. What great activities! Thank you for sharing them at Sharing Saturday!