To start we glued a popsicle stick as arms to a tongue depressor. Then cut a popscile stick in half for the legs and glued them on. I used markers to draw on eyes and a mouth.
Then I cut clothes out of felt--a front and back for everything and glued it on. I used embroidery floss for hair or wool roving or stuffing. Then Hazel went to town decorating. She was loving cutting the ribbon and trims as well as the glitter.
I love that they are something fairly easy to make that she can decorate and play with and they can be different things for the various holidays or just a regular day.
Tomorrow is December 1st. I wanted to share a quick picture of our Advent calendar. We are very fortunate to have received it as a gift from my parents one year. This year I'm filling it with mostly needle felted figures for a nativity so we can talk about the story with Hazel and she will have the figures represented in toys she can touch and play with.
Just thought I would share a few other "decorations" we have around.
|Ornaments from Steve's House before we were married|
|Some pine cones I spray painted green and gold (for a craft but we had extras)|