Monday, December 11, 2006

December 11

Christmas Crafts for Children


Easy Pine Cone Bird Feeder

Materials needed:  pine cone, peanut butter, margarine, yarn or wire, bird seed

Instructions:  Tie or twist the yarn or wire onto the pine cone  top to make a hanger.  Mix one part peanut butter to one part margarine.  Spread the mixture onto the pine cone.  Pour some bird seed onto a plate and roll the pine cone in it.  Place the seed-covered pine cone in the freezer for one hour or until it is set.  Hang outside.  

More Crafts Children Can Make

Paper Mache Reindeer 

Christmas Table Place Cards

Magic Reindeer Food

"Stained" Glass Windows 

Sparkling Beaded Napkin Rings

Easy Glitter Stars

Really Simple Crafts to Make with the Younger Ones

Now these say crafts for children, but I think I am going to make some of these myself!  Seriously.  I know I definitely want to make that Pine Cone Bird Feeder and watch the birds come!  And some of these other things look cool too.  I don't have any children, so maybe I will have to borrow a neighbor kid to help me!


game:  BlackDog's Christmas Hangman Game

Gospel reading:  Luke 5:17-26



  1. Mike says to thank you for the Birthday wishes.  Love the idea of the pine cone hanger.  Trouble is - no pine cones around here but what a great suggestion

  2. I just love your ideas and links that you have! :o) You are such a wonderful person! :o)

  3. those are some really good ideas. thank you for sharing them. (((((((((hugs))))))))))

  4. ((((((((((((((((((((((HUGSTOYOU))))))))))))))))))))))))Thats a great idea,thanks for sharing and have a great day.

  5. Krissy~I want to try the bird feeder too! BTW-If you haven't read the book, The Christmas Shoes, I think you would love it. It's a beautiful story and with all the detail not so sad. xox Deb

  6. The pine cone feeder is such a great idea! I have bags of pine cones, I picked up from a pne cone tree at the park I visit! So this is what i will do with these, Next Christmas!