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Christmas cards to make with children

Puzzle card.
Materials:
• scissors
• cardboard
• an envelope
• paste
• crayons
• a sheet of white paper or a magazine picture

Draw a picture on a sheet of paper, or cut out a picture from some magazine. Paste this picture on a piece of cardboard. Write the greeting on the picture with a dark crayon.
Use scissors to cut the picture into puzzle pieces.
Put the pieces in an envelope and send it to your friend.
He will have fun putting the puzzle together to read your greeting.

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Anaccordion card crafts for children

Anaccordion card.
Materials:
• scissors
• a pencil
• crayons
• tape
• a piece of heavy paper, a little larger than this page

Cut your paper in half the long way. Tape the end of one half to the end of the other to make a long strip.
Draw a long-necked giraffe, snake, or other long animal stretching from one end of the card to the other. Color it.
Fold the card accordion style.
Now write a birthday message on the folds so that the person who gets your card can read it as he opens each fold.

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Christmas card crafts for children

Feel-it card.
You can make greeting cards by gluing bits of cotton, felt, or other materials to a folded sheet of paper. A Santa Claus can have a cotton beard. An Easter rabbit can have a cotton tail.
You can also dye sawdust with vegetable dye. Then sprinkle it on a glue-covered spot on the card. Glitter from the dime store can also be glued to a card in this way.

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Cafts from christmas cards

Spiral card.
Materials:
• string.
• scissors.
• paste.
• a piece of heavy colored paper.
• a pencil.
• a small piece of white paper for the message.
A message is hidden in this easy-to-make spiral greeting card.
Fold the colored paper in half.
Poke a hole with your scissors in the middle of the front half of the paper. Now cut a spiral with the scissors, around and around and out from the center hole. Turn the paper as you cut. See Picture. You might find it easier to do if you practice on a scrap of paper first.
Paste white paper on the inside back half of the folded paper, under the spiral. Write a message on it. Lift the spiral to make sure that the message can be seen, and then let it snap back in place, covering the message.
Use a dab of paste to fasten a string to the center of the spiral. Also, paste the corners of the folded paper together so that your card can be opened by lifting the spiral.

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Hand made christmas cards

Greeting Cards.
Hidden treasure.
Materials:
• a pencil
• scissors
• a penny
• paste
• 4 pieces of paper, a little larger than this page.
Cut a square out of each piece of paper. Each square should be a different size.
Fold each square into a little packet, as shown.
Open all the squares. Put one on top of another, the largest on the bottom and the smallest on top.
Paste the center of each square to the one below it.
Paste the penny in the center of the smallest one. Each packet will be hidden by the next larger one.
Write messages on top of each fold, all the way down to the penny.
One can read, “Turn this flap up,” another, “Open the door.”
The more paper squares you have, the more fun your card will be to unwrap.

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Holy family catholic

Holy family catholic

Holy family catholic ceramic crafts

What You’ll Need;
Holy Family greenware.
Cleaning took.
Brushes-Glaze and small brush reserved for gold.
Yadro glaze.
Liquid bright gold.

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Santa and Tree

Santa and Tree

Santa andTree
What You’ll Need;
Greenwarc Santa and tree.
Cleanup tool.
Sanding pad.
Sponge.
Aluminum loiL
Brushes-#6 China oval scroller, #’s 3,5, and 8 drybrushing, #0 shon liner, #2 long liner, #0 detail, #’s 6 & 10 long shadcrs, and 3A” glaze.
Nonfirmgacr)’licstains-Sno-VV’hite. Honey Toast, Feather Grey, Blueberri, Country Sage, Chocolate Fudge, Liconce, Razzbcrri, Fleshtone, True Blue, Accent Green Black Forest, Royal Fuchsia, Brightest Red, Zuni Brown, Old World Santa Red, Brightest YeUow, Fiery Red, and Thermal Green
Nonfiling metallic stains Glorious Gold and Shimmering Silver.
Sealers-Matte and Fbrcelain-type sprays and gloss brush-on.
7mm pin lights.
Electrical hookup.
Colored buttons, raffia, and fabric scraps (optional).
Glue.

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Christmas crafts

Christmas crafts

Golden Spirit SANTA
Suffused with accents of gold, this old world Santa would easily be the center of attraction in anyone’s holiday decor.
Sfep 1 Clean the greenware in the usual careful manner, being sure to replace details in die mold seam areas and elsewhere as necessary.
Fire the piece to cone 04 (1940°F-1060°C).
Step 2 Avoiding the central part of the collar and the sleeve triangles bordered by strings, apply Golden Wheat nonfiring antiquing color for bisque to the coat. Apply Meadow to the hat, the foliage coming from the horn and around the candlestick, the shoelaces, sleeve triangles, and the gown.
Step 3 Apply Burnished Gold nonfiring metallic stain to the horn, belt, coat collar, candlestick, gifts, horn details, shoe, fruits on hat and candlestick, ribbons around hat, jingle bells, and strings on sleeves. Allow the piece to dry.
Step 4 Working on a small area at a time and removing the excess with a soft cloth, antique the piece with Pine nonfiring translucent stain.
Step 5 Drybrush Ivory on the candle and also softly on the Golden Wheat areas for highlights.
Step 6 Prepare a flesh color by adding a few drops of Rust to some Dresden Flesh. Apply 3 coats of this mixture to the face and hands. Darken the mixture a bit more and use it to dry-brush the face and detail the fingernails.
Paint the eyes Pottery Blue and Black, then add the eye lines and lashes with Bark.
Step 7 Drybrush the beard, mustache, and eyebrows with White. Also go over the Meadow areas, reinforcing the color on the lace on the hem and cuffs of the coat and on the edges that resemble fur.
Step 8 Apply Opal liquid glitter to the while borders of the coat, gown, shoelaces, and to the green parts of the hat, candlestick, and horn.
Apply Gold liquid glitter to the yellow section of the coat, the golden sections of the collar and horn.
Step 9 Apply Golden opaque glitter stain to the half moon of belt buckle, hat ribbons, small fruits on hat, horn, large fruits on candlestick, strings, and jingle bells around sleeves. Step 10 Apply Gloss acrylic stain to the eyes.
What You’ll Need:
■ Greenware Santa.
■ Cleaning tools.
■ Various brushes.
■ Nonfiring acrylic stains-White, Ivory, Dresden Flesh, Rust, Pottery Blue, Black, Bark, and Gloss.
■ Pine nonfiring translucent stain
■ Burnished Gold nonfiring metallic stain.
■ Liquid glitters-Opal and Gold. Golden nonfiring opaque
glitter stain.

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