The next few weeks we plan on making many things for the holidays. Christmas cards, Elves, ornaments, wreaths, garland, etc. Hudson also has a boat making idea for all his friends. Yikes! Christmas isn't that far away I see. :)
Here are the cutie little elves:
What you need:
*pinecones (around 2 inches high)
*hot glue and gun
*2/4 in wooden craft bead
*needle and thread (optional)
This project definitely needs adult supervision for the hot glue. Here is a complete list of directions: Martha Stewart How-To Pinecone Elves
How to include your child:
Hudson painted the ends of our pine cone with glitter. As he stated "everything is better if you add gliter"
Hudson then painted the rosy cheeks
I added the eyes with a black sharpie pen
Hudson would hold the pinecone when I went to hot glue something
Let your child pick out the colors. our elves have very colorful arms and legs ;-)
We then added a stick for them to carry and glued a felt star to each.
We did not sew their outfits, but glued them together.
Post your pictures to the comments section! I can't wait to see!