During the Christmas season, it’s important to be creative with your kids and engage them in activities. These can range from decorating your home to writing a letter to your distant relatives.
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Whether you are planning on hosting a large or small soiree this holiday season, you’ll be pleased to know there are numerous ways to impress your friends and family. From themed dinners and cocktail parties, to family themed parties and themed brunches, you’ll find it hard to choose which event is the best. To keep you on the ball, the best way to go is to create a fun and festive environment. Forget the food, if you have a great time, you’ll never have to leave. And to make sure your kids are engaged in the activities you enjoy, make sure to include them in the fun.
Using a snow globe is a fun activity that the whole family can enjoy. It is easy to make, and helps to promote teamwork and working memory.
To make a snow globe, you’ll need a glass jar with a tight-fitting lid. The jar should be filled with distilled water. This will help to prevent sediment from getting into the jar and rusting the snow globe.
Then, you’ll need some figurines and toys. The figurines need to be big enough to fit inside the jar. You can choose from plastic figurines, or you can make your own out of craft store clay. Once your figurines are ready, you’ll need to glue them to the lid of the jar. You’ll need hot glue to do this.
The next step is to add some glycerin. You can find glycerin at any pharmacy. It will help to make the snow float in the water, and will also make the water thicker. You can adjust the amount of glycerin according to your desired thickness.
After you add the glycerin and the water, add some glitter. You can also use plastic confetti instead of glitter. Confetti comes in a variety of shapes and colours, and you can make it into stars, snowflakes, and Christmas trees.
Now, you can decorate the snow globe with pictures and other 2-D objects. You can also use Japanese washi tape to decorate the snow globe. You can also buy a snow globe kit online, or from a craft store. These kits will come with the figurines and instructions to make the snow globe.
Another option is to make your own snow globe from items that you have around the house. A clear plastic cup is a great alternative to a glass jar, as it allows you to add a 2D scene inside the snow globe.
Make homemade garlands
Whether you want to decorate for Christmas, New Year’s, or a combination of the two, making homemade garlands will add a touch of whimsy to your holiday home decor. You can also save money by making your own decorations.
Paper leaf garlands are easy to make and can be made by anyone. Supplies are simple. You will need orange slices, skewers, and twine. You can also use dried citrus slices.
Make colorful garland with kids. You can have fun with this project as well as work on hand strength and fine motor skills. You can even add glitter to the garland for an extra touch.
Felt is another great material to use to make a garland. You can cut out felt strips and tie them into bows. This is an easy way to make a garland to hang on your mantel or tree. You can also use felt scraps to make a whimsical garland.
You can also make a simple garland out of scrapbook paper. For a colorful look, you can use scraps of holiday-colored paper. These can be found at your local hobby store. You can even use paint chip samples. You can also use old sheet music for this project.
Another simple garland can be made by using pipe cleaners. You can also use wooden cranberries or candy canes for this project. Make sure to buy pipe cleaners that are inexpensive.
If you’re looking for a more sophisticated garland, you can make a woven star garland. You can also add extra boughs and wire the garland to create an extra special touch. You can make this garland within an hour.
You can also add a touch of Christmas music to your garland for a festive touch. This project is easy to do with kids of any age.
Host a Christmas craft party
Whether you are planning a family or work party, a Christmas craft party will give your guests a chance to get crafty while having fun. It can also be a great way to give back to the community. There are several different types of crafts that you can try. You will want to choose ones that are easy to make and don’t require a lot of supplies.
For a wintry woodland party, you can make paper ornaments. You can paint or trace paper ornaments on card stock. You can decorate them with felt shapes, ice marbles, string lights, and other embellishments. You can also use Christmas tree decorations.
Guests can also try making their own ornaments. If you don’t have time to make them, you can buy fake snowballs at the store. These can also be used indoors if you live in a warm climate.
One popular holiday game is the White Elephant Exchange. Everyone brings wrapped gifts to contribute. Then, the numbers are drawn to determine who goes first. After everyone has had their turn, the gifts are placed in a pile.
Another fun game is Frostbite. This involves a player retrieving a white rubber snowball. The other players follow and try to steal the ball from the first player.
Another fun activity is a holiday sweet swap. This is a good way to keep the break room tidy while giving everyone a chance to take home some tasty treats. You can use festive plates and bags to hold the treats.
Another great idea is to have a holiday card crafting station. You can have a professional calligrapher or artist show guests how to make their own cards. This will give them a souvenir to take home and display.
Write a letter to your distant relatives
During your holiday season activities with your family, it’s a good idea to write a letter to your distant relatives. While you’re at it, consider sending out a small album of your family’s most memorable moments. This may be one of the most meaningful ways to keep the line of communication open. Your loved ones will appreciate a thoughtful letter or two.
Writing a letter is a good idea because it gives you time to rewrite your thoughts. For example, you might write a letter to your distant relatives about how you want to spend the holidays. You can also get creative and write a letter to your parents, siblings, and other relatives on your behalf. You might even consider sending a letter to Santa for the kids.
The best way to get the kids involved in the process is to ask them to come up with a list of people to whom they want to send a letter. It’s a good idea to include your siblings in this endeavor because you don’t want them to feel left out. As for the recipient, you can make the letter more personal by letting them send a letter of congratulations to their siblings.
One of the more fun ways to get your kids involved is to tell them to write a letter to Santa. They might enjoy doing the heavy lifting for you. You’ll also be rewarded with a letter in return that will make you feel all warm and fuzzied. A letter may be the best Christmas present of all. Whether you’re at home or traveling, the Postal Service is here to help. For a price, you can mail a letter that will be remembered for a long time to come.