Now that Thanksgiving is almost here, I have started the transition to the Christmas Season. This week I will definitely be be busy making stuffing, green bean casserole and cranberry dressing. (And then of course, eating some of everything I made along with some turkey) However, I am also starting to think about how to welcome the Christmas Season into our home.
As our days are shorter and the nighters are colder, indoor activities are always a great way to transition to the Christmas Season. I also find that making some small crafts by hand really helps me appreciate the Season.
One of my favorite things is to make Christmas Stars. These paper stars that I made last year were so easy and so much fun.
All you need is some brown paper lunch bags, glue and some scissors and/or an Exacto blade. Click on the link above for complete instructions. The link also has instructions on how to make the smaller stars in the center of the larger brown paper bag stars.
These clay stars are also another fun and easy way to bring in the Christmas Season. They require ingredients that you likely already have in your home:
1/4 cup Cornstarch
1 cup Baking Soda
3/4 cup water
If you desire, you can also add a few drops of essential oils such as peppermint or pine. Again, just click on the link above for complete instructions.
These are especially fun to make with children.
So, after enjoying Thanksgiving and being thankful for the many blessings in our lives, I hope you find the time this coming weekend to make Christmas stars. It’s a great way to welcome the coming season into your home.