Every year I have grand plans to create all kinds of amazing Christmas crafts with my children. Generally, I get derailed by all of the fancy supplies needed to complete the projects! Usually, everything is too expensive or the craft is too time-intensive. So, when my son picked out the book, Making Origami Christmas Decorations Step by Step, I jumped on board! You see, before I started homeschooling, I was an avid scrapbooker. I have a huge variety of scrapbooking tools, paper packs, stickers, and embellishments. Then came homeschooling. Well….let’s just say…..according to “scrapbooking years”….my five-year-old hasn’t even left the hospital from his delivery! My scrapbooking gear waits for me….ever so patiently….to find a morsel of time. So…origami? Yes! I have so much paper!! (At least someone can use it!)
So, would you like to know how to make a Christmas stocking? My boys and I are making one stocking for each person that will be attending our Christmas get-together…..about twenty-five in all. Since each stocking only takes about 5 minutes to make, (less once you get the hang of it), this was a reasonable craft to mass produce. We are using stickers to put our guests’ names on each stocking. We will fill the stocking with a candy cane and chocolate. The stocking will be used as name cards at the tables. Our guests will find their names and have a seat….and sample Hershey’s Kisses while they visit.
Here we go……
Our Other Origami Creations
The book had lots of ideas for various Christmas decorations. Here are some of our other projects:
Are you creating with your kids? Please share your craft and recipe ideas in the comments!