Need something to keep your little ones busy while home from school? Hands-on crafts are a favorite with children of all ages. Perhaps one of these three options will inspire you.
The Sparkhouse Family team has posted a series of short videos that teach children how to make three kinds of fun Christmas cards. The first video features a pop-up Nativity scene, the second shows how to construct a pop-up Christmas tree, and the third video shows how to create a dimensional stack of Christmas gifts. Construction paper, scissors, glue, and a little bling of your choice . . . and your children have formed unique, creative cards that they can be proud of.
These simple projects and designs were inspired by the Sparkhouse Family book The Birth of Jesus: A Christmas Pop-Up Book, illustrated in the photo at the top). This book tells the Christmas story through intricate pop-ups from world-renowned illustrator and paper engineer Agostino Traini. And while the children might not be creating a book, they will be telling a story of love through their handmade cards.