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The Winter Bookletby Sarah KressPrologue Foods & Drinks Crafts Activities Home & Garden Holidays
3/4 cup applesauce
3/4 cup ground cinnamon
1/2 Tbsp. cloves
3 Tbsp. white craft glue Wax paper
Mix the ingredients in a bowl and then roll the dough out on a piece of wax paper so that it is 1/4 of an inch thick. Cut out shapes, then poke a hole at the paper so that it is 1/4 of an inch thick. Cut out shapes, then poke a hole at the 3 days, then string a loop of thread through the hole of each ornament to hang them.
3 cups flour
1 1/2 cups salt
3 Tbsp oil
1 1/2 cups water Pencil
Acrylic paints Paint brushes Thread
Preheat the oven to 250 degrees Fahrenheit. Mix the ingredients in a bowl until it becomes a thick dough. Roll the dough out on a sheet of wax paper until it is 1/4 of an inch thick. Cut out shapes and then poke a hole at the top of each shape. Arrange the cookies on a cookie sheet. Bake them in the center of the oven for an hour, or until they're golden around the edges. Allow the cookies to cool until they are hard before painting them and tying a loop of thread through the holes to hang them.Dried Orange and Lemon Ornaments Slices of oranges and lemons
Cut thin slices of an orange and lemon and set the slices on screens to dry for 3-4 days. The slices can also bake at 150 degrees for 3-4 hours with the door slightly open.
Cranberry and Popcorn Garland
1 or 2 bags of fresh cranberries
1 large bowl of popped popcorn
fishing line or several small boxes of dental floss
1 large needle
Cut a manageable length of fishing line or dental floss to thread the needle with before tying the line at the end. Alternate the cranberries and popcorn or do entire garlands of just cranberries and just popcorn.
Paper Snowflakes Several coffee filters Scissors
Fold the coffee filters in half, and then fold them in half again so that each one looks like a triangle with a rounded side. Cut out holes and squares along the straight edges of each triangle, and then unfold each one to reveal the snowflakes.
White, round candles of various heights Circle cut-outs of old Christmas cards Holly leaves and berries
Hot glue gun
Recycled Christmas Card Ornaments Circle cut-outs of old Christmas Cards Yarn, thread or string
Cut out circles from old Christmas cards by tracing the bottom of a small or medium sized glass onto the face of each card. The circles must be the same size. Lay half of the circles face down on a table and then brush craft glue onto the back of each one. While the glue is wet, lay a loop of thread or string onto each one so that the loops are outside the circles and the ends are on the glue. Lay the remaining circles on top of the sticky circles so that the colorful sides are up. At this point the circles can dry or the edges can be decorated with sparkles.
Christmas Card Garland
Circle cut-outs of old Christmas cards A long pice of yarn, thread or string Paint brush
Cut out circles from Christmas cards by tracing the bottom of a small or medium sized glass onto the face of each card. The circles must be the same size. Lay half of the circles face down in a row on a table and brush the backs with craft glue. While the glue is still wet, lay down the long piece of string across all the circles. Place the remaining circles on top of the sticky circles so that the colorful sides are up. Let the garland to dry before hanging it.
Small and medium sized clear and light blue beads Needle nosed pliers
20 and 24 gage copper wire
String or thread for hanging
Cut three 4 inch pieces of 20 gage wire, and arrange the pieces on top of each other so that they all intersect in the middle. Spread out each arm of the snowflake so that they are equal distances apart. Secure the shape of the snowflake by dripping a dab of hot glue onto the middle intersection of the three pieces and allow the glue to set. Next, string three or four small beads onto each arm. After doing so, use the pliers to twist a 6 inch piece of 24 gage wire onto all of the arms so that it forms a circle around the apex and above the first row of beads on each arm. String beads on this piece of wire before twisting it onto each individual arm. String beads onto the remaining length of the snowflake arms and then twist the end of each arm to finish the snowflake. Attach a loop of string or thread to one of the arms to hang the snowflake on the tree.
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