Our hostess took the kids out yesterday and got a tree. They are thrilled and I admit that even I feel a little more Christmas cheer with lights shining. The kids are especially pleased, because the people we are staying with use colored lights (a thing previously unheard of on our tree).
When I went up to the attic to dig out the lights I also looked through the ornaments and it didn't take me long to decide that we would not be using their ornaments. All their ornaments are beautiful and glass (such is the life of the childless). I should note that the people we are staying with are going out of town for Christmas, so they don't really care how we decorate the tree and I am sure they will appreciate our not breaking all their ornaments.
Our collection of less fragile, wooden and metal ornaments are not reachable at present, so I told the kids they could make ornaments this year. They are quite pleased and crafting away, drawing trees, snowmen and the like to their hearts' delight.
To add some interest to the flat paper things they are coming up with, I think we'll be using some of the projects from some great websites out there.
Canon Papercraft has just about every kind of paper craft you can think of. They have things designed to be ornaments, but I think my kids would also enjoy adding toys and animals.
Another favorite website is The Toymaker. She has great toys for all year round and special sections for all sorts of holidays.
I don't know whether they'll want any fish ornaments, but I think they'll have fun making some fish and pretending to catch them.
Finally, leave it to Martha to have some interesting craft projects. We might try paper poinsettias or some fancy stars.
That should keep us busy for a while, huh?
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