I always look forward to unpacking my Christmas treasures from my children’s school days. With one graduating from university, one halfway through university, and one senior in high school, I have to wonder: where has the time gone?
There are two Christmas crafts I especially look forward to displaying each year. The first is a painted tile. The children used their finger prints to make the simple shapes of a reindeer and a wreath.
The second is a Christmas ornament made from puzzle pieces. Each year, I have my students create a gift like this for their parents.
- Buy a cheap puzzle. (Maybe you can find one at a yard sale.) You can even use an old one with pieces missing.
- Spray paint the pieces green.
- Take a photo of each child and cut the picture into circle shapes.
- Have the each child simply glue the puzzle pieces around his or her photo.
- Tape a loop of ribbon to the back of the ornament for easy hanging.
- Add a few small red berry dots of paint.
And you’re done!
It’s a simple craft that the children enjoy, and personally, as a parent, I have enjoyed displaying my children’s each year.
What are your favorite parent gifts for Christmas?