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Some holiday craft ideas for the classroom

  • The holidays are coming, and many classrooms will be filled with holiday decor. I have done the typical cards and ornaments in my own classroom. What are some other craft ideas for the classroom?
    Flag as inappropriate Posted by TeacherMom on 2nd December 2007
  • How old are your students? My little ones love doing anything with their handprints... you could have each kid trace their hand on colored construction paper, cut the hands out, and use them to "build" a holiday tree up one wall (you get to be the star on top, of course!).

    If you can't use Christmas images, have each kid decorate a "present" for the wall, using a simple square of colored paper and whatever ribbons, spangles, stickers, etc you have on hand.

    Older kids can make stained-"glass" windows... use a piece of clear cellophane as the base, add a black construction-paper border, and have them tape pieces of colored cellphone onto the clear piece to make their own designs. Much older kids can make mosaics this way, too.
    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Lylah M. Alphonse on 12th December 2007
  • Hi Lylah!

    I have 4th grade students...and we usually do some sort of ornament that has the winter theme rather than Christmas because we have some students that don't celebrate Xmas. But I like the stained glass window idea. They can just use winter scenes or images. Sounds beautiful!
    Flag as inappropriate Posted by TeacherMom on 14th December 2007

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