Thursday, January 9, 2014

Reuse Leftover Christmas Supplies {Kids Craft Paper Plate Snowman}

Disclosure: I was given product to use for this post.  All opinions, ideas and content are 100%  my own.

Christmas is over and like every year I bought too many supplies.  Anyone else do that?  I always buy too much wrapping paper and I try to store it for next year but the kids seem to always find it and wrinkle it all up.  So this year I decided to put it to good use.  Whenever I bring out the crafts for my kids, I'm going to put wrapping paper onto my table.  It's especially great for when we are painting or using glitter, like I did in this craft.  

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I also had a left over pack of Christmas paper plates, so I thought that it would be fun to turn the plates into clocks (we did this for NYE) and snowmen. I used my kids craft supplies that I got from Craft Project Ides.  
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For the clocks I had the kids add some glitter to the hands.
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It was really nice to have the wrapping paper with the glitter.  It of course got on the table and floor but not all over the place :).
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Here are the clocks they made.  I just put the hands on with a brad and then they moved the time as we were counting down the hours.  This would be great to make when you're teaching time to kids.
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We also made some fun snowmen out of the plates.  Aren't they fun?   I love just letting them create their own things.  I love how each one drew different faces on theirs.  It's hard to tell but some even have eyelashes and brows :).
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I would love it if you followed along.