Ethan and Laurel practiced their letters last week and made the Santa's Workshop banner. We hung it from the valance behind our dining room table and voila-- instant Santa workshop. We have used the table this week to design and put together our Christmas crafts which included a stocking that was laced together with yarn. Laurel made hers into a lady. Ethan opted for alternating stripes of red and silver glitter. There were 3-D Christmas trees though we eventually gave up on having them stand on the table and pinned them to the curtain. And my favorite -- reindeer made from a footprint for the face and two handprints for antlers. Laurel gave her reindeer a pink nose and used those pink eyes we had left over from her monkey party a couple of years ago. Oh, and what reindeer would be complete without pink hooves and a pink tail? Ethan made a more traditional "Rudolph" for his reindeer. We also used the area to make Christmas cookies. I am impressed how Ethan and Laurel are mastering the whole "rolling out dough and cutting it" thing. I think that all of us are really learning how to do this at the same time. And of course, Malcolm had to be in on the action as well. He didn't do too bad at all cutting out his snowmen though he was a bit zealous with the cutter. What great helpers Santa has!
Tuesday, December 09, 2008
Posted by sandy at 7:21 PM