Today: Blizzard. Tomorrow: Snow Day.
What to do to entertain the kiddies for two days straight? Hmmm? Good question.
So I'm not at all sure yet what we will be doing later, but our first Operation Blizzard project is done.
We made friends.
And now that they are all hung up, they make the mantle look so happy. We have a happy mantle. You too can have a happy mantle. Just do what we did. Here's how.
Step 1: Fold the long side of a legal size or larger white paper in thirds or even quarters.
Step 2: Draw a basic picture of a person - kind of like a gingerbread man and cut it out, making sure not to cut the edges that join the gingerbread people's hands together. Essentially, we made a paper people chain.
Step 3: Hand them to your kids, along with some markers, stickers and crayons and let them go to town.
Step 4: Once they were done, each child chose three pieces of colored paper and I stapled them together to form a background for their paper people chain. The kids then glue-sticked their people to their colored paper.
Step 5: Add more stickers, have the kids write their names, spend a few minutes spelling out all the other words they want to write, have a coffee, whatever. The point of this step is to make the project take a little longer.
Step 6: Hang the happy people on the mantle and smile.
All in all, this took about 45 minutes. Working for 45 minutes is a long time, which can only mean one thing. Snacktime.
Are you a Mom?
Of course you are,
your shirt is dirty :)