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My Grinch is in full effect this year. I need ideas for cute crafts for Christmas that can be made just with regular school supplies.

Iíve done a pretty good this year of spending little to no money out of pocket for school, and don't plan to throw it all away now by caving to the Christmas pressure.


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Old 12-03-2019, 08:29 PM
 
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Our first graders are doing a picture on computers and typing a story about it. Build a snowman activity from Eric Curts site. They are going to print them out for parents.
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Thanks. That's a really cute idea.
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If you have popsicle sticks, you can use 3 to make a Christmas tree that students can paint and decorate. Then, glue a piece of construction paper to the back and attach a school picture. Last year, my students made paint stir stick snowmen. If you already have the supplies, it can be no-cost. I got free paint stir sticks from Orchard Supply Hardware when they went out of business. My students used school paint to paint them white. I got buttons and fabric from my Mom's sewing stash to decorate. Found the idea on Pinterest.
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I think the nicest "gift" made from school supplies was a picture and a paragraph about the chosen person and what giving means. If you really want it to be touching and a lesson, make it giving without money. It makes students think about caring more than the materialistic aspects of the holiday.

I've seen younger kids use two hands for antlers making a reindeer picture for the wall, popscicle stick picture frames with a picture of either the child or something the other person may like.

I've seen caring ticket booklets. 5 paper tickets that list different things the child will do for the parent.

There are so many different things that can be done with few resources.


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Old 12-04-2019, 05:54 AM
 
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My go to gift was always a poem, nearly written on paper and glued onto construction paper.
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Trace a handprint is always a winner.
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Go to a DIY website and type in trees. There are a bunch where you fold paper and it turns into a tree that can be mounted on the front of other paper to make a card. Then have your students write something inside.
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Hand drawing lesson of a winter scene or character. My class did Rudolph. Pencil draw,outline with sharpie.Paint,then set it up on top of the thick paper with a year at a glance 2020 calendar on the bottom.Laminate.

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Can you get TP rolls, or the cardboard rolls
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from Christmas paper, paper towels, etc?

These are cool:

https://www.google.com/search?q=TP+R...hrome&ie=UTF-8

If you cannot get cardboard rolls, do you have colored paper or cardstock?

https://www.astrobrights.com/inspira...per-snowflakes


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the hand and foot reindeer. The students trace and cut out one stocking foot for the reindeer head and trace each others hands and then cut out for the antlers. Leave some wrist on each hand to glue to the back of the foot cutout.

I usually used a grey or brown construction paper as available, gray for head, brown for antlers.

Kids draw on eyes, nose, etc. I model placement and show pictures of real reindeer for inspiration. But the features end up where they end up. Some red noses always turn up.

I run them through the laminator and punch a hole where it will have some support on the finger someplace and thread in a piece of yarn as a hanger. I had them glue on one of the extra copies of their school picture on the reindeer face. For new kids, I snap a pix and print it.

I wrote and run off with small print some doggerel for the kids to glue on the face:

This is made of parts of me
My foot, face, and hands you see.
Hang yearly on the Christmas tree
And reminded of First Grade we'll be.

Feel free to change the poem to fit your student needs.

Some returning students and parents have said it has been kept for years and years.

It's an easy on the budget project.
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