Simple Paper Baby Jesus Craft

simple paper baby Jesus craft at happyhomefairy.comI was telling my 2-year-olds about Jesus’ birth and how he wasn’t born in a super sanitized hospital or put in a nice, cozy, adorably-oufitted crib like they were.

We talked about the manger and how it must have been not so clean and probably a little stinky from all the animals that used it.

But that is exactly where God wanted His Son to start His life on earth with us.  God was writing a story of His love beyond what our human eyes and noses and minds could see or smell or understand.

Because in a way the manger is a picture of our hearts – not so clean and a little stinky.

Ok, a LOT stinky.

Then God breaks through in all His perfection and glory and comes as a tiny babe to make His bed there – right there in our hearts.

And something that began as unlovely and imperfect and smelly is transformed by the presence of Jesus Christ into something absolutely beautiful.

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So as you do this simple craft with your kids, help them to see the bigger picture of our Lord’s coming.

Help them learn how to prepare a place for their Savior in the manger of their hearts.baby jesus craft 6

Happy Simple Paper Baby Jesus Craft-ing! :-)

*You can find my other easy and adorable Baby Jesus Craft HERE.*

Easy Apple Tree Craft

easy apple tree craft - adorable!

 

I guess I have a thing for toilet paper roll crafts!

The hubs is always razzing me for lining them up on our bathroom window sill for weeks on end as I save them for projects like this.

What you need -

apple tree craft 1

Large sheet of construction paper with cut out tree glued to the center

Red paint

Toilet paper roll

Instructions -

apple tree craft 2Step 1 - Have your child dip the TP roll in red paint.

apple tree craft 3Step 2 - Then press the roll gently on the top part of the tree.

apple tree craft 4Step 3 - Let dry.

I thought they turned out pretty cute!

**You can find all my other easy apple crafts HERE.**

Happy Easy Apple Tree Craft-ing! :-)

Easy School Bus Craft

Such an easy and adorable craft for the beginning of school!

We have been celebrating school buses all week in my preschool class.

That Wheels on the Bus song just never gets old! :-)

This little craft is so fun and easy.  I know your kids will enjoy it.

Supplies:
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Yellow, Black, and Blue construction paper

Glue

Scissors

Black Paint

Toilet Roll Tube

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That’s it!

I hope y’all are getting back into the Back to School groove without any bumps!

Happy School Bus Craft-ing! :-)

Super Easy Friendship Bracelets

super easy and adorable friendship bracelets - all you need are straws and pipe cleaners!.jpg

 Do you remember making friendship bracelets with embroidery thread at summer camp?

Well, these certainly aren’t as elaborate or glamorous, but they will make for a quick and easy craft on a rainy day!

Supplies -

Pipe Cleaners

Straws

Scissors

Directions -

friendship bracelets 1.jpgCut the straws.

friendship bracelet 2.jpgThread on the pipe cleaners.

friendship bracelet 3.jpgTie off the ends to make bracelets.

The boys’ attention spans were kind of non-existent the day we made these, so we didn’t take the time to cut the pipe cleaners to actually fit little people wrists -

But they were still adorable.

friendship bracelet 4.jpgThe Happy Buddy gave his friendship bracelet to his little brother.

And I fell over dead from the precious.

Happy Friendship Bracelet-ing! :-)friendship week at Happy Home Fairy - cute ideas and inspiring ways to be an awesome friend

Easy Cross Craft

easy cross craft at happyhomefairy.comWe did this easy cross craft the other day with my 2 year olds.

They loved it.

easy cross craft 2Supplies:

Cross template (you can print a great one for free HERE)

Glue

Tissue paper squares

easy cross craft 3Step 1 – Paint some glue onto the cross.

**Hey, do you like my poncho?  It’s from my mom.** :-)

easy cross craft 4Step 2 – Have the kids crunch up the tissue paper squares into little balls.

So good for building up those fine motor skills!

easy cross craft 5easy cross craft 6easy cross craft 8easy cross craft 7Step 3 – Stick the tissue paper squares to the cross.

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They look so pretty hanging in our classroom.

And most important, they keep our hearts turned toward Jesus.

Happy Easy Cross Craft-ing! :-)

CUTE CRAFT ALERT – Turkey Yourself

turkey youself - such a cute craft to send to grandma this thanksgiving!

This little craft was so fun to put together and it only required a few supplies.

You will need a large photo of your Happy Buddy’s head, some colored card stock, glue, and scissors.

Snip everything out and then glue to a piece of thick paper.

DONE.

Now we have the perfect thing to mail to the grandmas for Thanksgiving this year.

turkey youself - such a cute craft to send to grandma this thanksgiving!!

NOTE – This particular turkey will not be on the menu, do not worry. ;-)

Happy Turkey Youself-ing!

*Cute idea from HERE*

Easy Fall Tree Craft

easy fall tree craft!The trees here in South Florida stay pretty much the same all year round.

So when the season of fall hits, I have to find other ways to make up for this dilemma.

My little 2-year-olds had a lot of fun with this craft and it brought a real spirit of autumn to our classroom!

easy fall tree craftFor this craft you will need some construction paper (brown, yellow, red, and orange), some scissors, and a glue stick.

We cut out the tree trunks and had the kids glue them to a large sheet of construction paper.

We let the kids rip pieces of various colored paper to make the leaves (good for those fine motor skills!).

Next we drew a light circle with pencil over the trunk to indicate where the children should put the leaves.

Then we let them glue and stick leaves inside the circle.

We encouraged a few leaves to ‘fall’ outside the circle for an authentic seasonal effect.

easy fall tree craft!!Don’t you love them?!

Happy Easy Fall Tree Craft-ing! :-)

*See more super easy and super cute Fall Tree Crafts HERE!*