Friday, December 21, 2012

Guest Blogger: Mrs. Presley's Candy Christmas Tree

Passing notes today:  Mrs. Gosling & Mrs. Presley

Hey all -

Who is looking for a great Christmas Eve distraction craft for the kiddies?  Well .... we were, and Mrs. Presley delivered.  The four of us (ladies) and ALL our children, gathered over here for a morning of crafts, snacks and holiday cheer. 

This is what we made:
I bet you can't wait to find out how to make them!  Wait, I bet you can't wait to find out what is in the trunk?  It starts with CA and ends with NDY!  CANDY!!

Supply List:

  • Toilet paper/paper towel rolls
  • Tissue paper
  • Glue or glue sticks
  • Stickers, glitter, pipecleaners, foam pieces .. etc
  • Printable tags
  • Ribbon or twine
  • Candy
  • Construction paper/Card stock
First, we started with a holiday-crafting-worthy table setting.  White kraft paper with placements drawn on.  We were hoping that this would encourage space boundaries for the little ones.  Next, the kids cut their trees out.  Then, decorated.  
Next, the kids rolled the toilet paper rolls in brown tissue paper, stuffing the bottom paper up through the roll and leaving the top open.  Then, we filled them up with candy.  YUM!

We then glued the trees to the kraft paper rolls, tied off the tops, attached the tags and we were done. 
This craft was really fun because it involved the adults and children of all ages.  There are so many variations that could be derived from this:  Valentines Day, St. Patricks Day, party craft/favor.  The possibilities are endless!  

Thank you Mrs. Presley for another AMAZING craft.  We can't wait until the next one!!!

Have a wonderful Holiday and Happy New Year,

Mrs. Williams Comment:  This play date / crafting session was so much fun.  The only thing that topped it was eating all the peanut butter cups.  Thanks Mrs. Presley for teaching us all this cute and yummy craft!

Mrs. Kelly Comment:  I think I want to go back to kindergarten and be in Mrs. Presley's class.  Also, I'd like to point out that 3/4 of the way through this project Mrs. Williams announced excitedly, "Oh my gosh, it looks like a Christmas tree!"  She doesn't miss a beat.


Karry said...

Thanks for the fun morning, ladies! Here's a link to the printable in case you have some left over sequins lying around that need a home!

Naptime Notebook said...

Karry, er, Mrs. Presley! You rock. Thanks much. Merry Christmas.

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