Friday, December 3, 2010

Craft Time with The Dude: Decorative Christmas Strands

There are all kinds of fun activities you can do with you children that are entertaining, fun, and even educational. Making a craft has become a great time for me and The Kiddos on our Tuesday nights together. From the cup phones to the cardboard robot helmet, we have enjoyed making things and having that time to bond.

I have for you today a fun activity for you and your children while decorating for Christmas. I did not actually do this one with the kids, but after I had done it, I realized it would be a good craft time project. They are decorative Christmas strands that you could hang up anywhere you wanted. On the tree, above the doorways, even in the window for others to see as they pass by.



Here is what you will need:

  • Beading line or fishing line
  • Decorative ornaments. For more fun let your kids pick out which ones they want to use.  (the ones pictured were purchased at Wal-Mart)
  • Scissors (the safest you can find for your children to be around. or the easiest to hide from them if they are like my two youngins)
  • Scotch Tape (optional)

This is what you do:

  1. Measure out how much beading line or fishing line you need. Leave a few inches extra on the ends.
  2. Tie a loop into one end of the strand.
  3. Select which ornaments you and the children would like to use. I alternated patterns in the ones above our doorways. To make it more fun let the kids pick out which ones to use.
  4. Slip the untied end of the beading line or fishing line through the ornaments until all of them are strung.
  5. Tie a loop in the end of the line.


That’s it! That is all there is to it! Now decide where you and the kids would like to display them and let them hang! We used scotch tape to help secure the line to the wall to support the weight of the ornaments.

Hope you get a chance to try this and have

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