Sleigh bells ring, are you listening,
In the lane, snow is glistening
A beautiful sight,
We're happy tonight.
Walking in a winter wonderland.
Well, it wasn't exactly a winter wonderland but it was wonderful just the same! :0) It started snowing mid morning and continued until late into the afternoon.
We started out with little ice pellets but by afternoon big fluffy flakes were falling.
Along with it being a "snow day" I declared it a "stay in pajamas and make crafts" day too. The kids got dressed to go outside, but I stayed in my sweatpants and t-shirt all day.
The first craft we made were Scrappy Fabric Ornaments. We used small styrofoam balls and 1 inch squares of fabric, cut with pinking shears. They *do not* have to be perfect squares.
Place each square on the ball and push down into foam with a pointed object. Sharp pencils work well as do shish kabob skewers, which is what we used. The end result should be a crinkled up piece of fabric sticking out of a foam ball. Don't worry, the end result is pretty. ;0)
Benjamin is hard at work on his ornament.
Here is one partly finished. Tuck in the squares of fabric fairly close together.
We added a embroidery floss bow and loop mad onto Benjamin's ball and he found the perfect spot for it on the Christmas tree.
Here is the one I finished, with a ribbon bow.
The next craft we did was transform our Christmas cards from last year into "new" cards.
We cut out the pictures, glued them on a plain white card, then applied glitter all around the edges of the picture. We added little dots, swirls, etc. with a gold pen, along with Christmas verses and greetings.
We had such a fun time and I want to show you my favorite part of the day....
You really can make a snowman with only 1/2 an inch of snow! Grace made this little fellow and he is about 1 foot tall. :0)
Thanks for letting me share our "snow day!"