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    christmas crafts
    By michele--or

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    One of my favorite that I did when teaching 1st grade was making a calendar, but it is a pretty involved process. I took pictures, using props, for May I had the kids bring in umbrellas (or caught them on a rainy day), another teacher had a HUGE santa for Dec. etc. I had some pictures of the kids by themselves, others with their friends. For other months, I had the kids draw pictures, use their heads and put them on another body, and cut out everyone's head, and had a talented student draw a christmas scene using everyone in a picture (it is actually REALLY cute!) I tried to use no more than 6 digital pictures to keep down the cost!

    We have made teddy bear ornaments with the students picture in the middle.

    Last year, I had my husband cut up a small (3 inch diameter) log into 1 1/2 inch thick circles, and drill a hole in the top. We pasted the kids pictures in the middle with modge-podge. Then on the other side, the kids stamped a christmas picture and colored it, then we modge-podged this side too. We put some raffia in the hole and tied it to hand it, and had a quick/easy ornament.

    Hope this helps somewhat!


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