Crafts for the classroom

Several years ago a parent in my class made snowmen socks with my class.
Ever since I have made them every year.

Materials needed: White tube sock (Can have the red and white stripes
or the Nike logo – kids love the logo, orange tic tacs, peppercorns,
fabric glue and/or use low temp glue gun, yarn, buttons, felt, rice,
and cotton batting

Instructions:

Fill the sock about 1/3 full of rice – about 2 cups and then fill with
1/3 of cotton batting. Between the bottom and middle third tie a piece
of yarn to divide the snowman into a head and bottom. Tie a piece of
yarn above the top of the snowman’s head so the stuffing and/or rice
does not fall out. Then turn the ribbing of the sock down forming what
looks like a hat.

Next cut out a felt scarf to go around the snowman’s neck. You may
glue the scarf down where it meets, or make it long enough to tie.

Then place peppercorns for the eyes. Place an orange tic tac for the
nose. Some children may want to place peppercorns for the mouth. (Not
all of my students wanted to do this.)

Finally have the students place buttons down on the bottom third of the
snowman. Many of my students gave their snowman a name. You could even
have the students write a story about their snowman if you have enough
time.

Another great idea:
A friend of mine told me about an easy Christmas Craft that is very
practical for children.

You take small ceramic tile (non-glossy from Lowes) about 3 x 3 or 4 x 4 and stamp them. Stamps can be bought at Michaels or Lowes. You then take
sharpies and color in. You can back the tile with cork or with felt.
You can spray clear acryllic, let dry and then presto you have coaster
to give away. Make a whole set or have the students in your class make
them as a special gift for parents.

Check out my Bio and see my love for crafts.

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Author: rko777

I am a novice writer and painter who loves to be creative. I love singing but can't sing without a hymnal, except for children's songs. I love to make up my own songs and love the old hymns. I love to garden and got that love from my Mom and Dad who taught be everything I know from planting to harvesting to canning. I'm happy gardening, walking with my pug, JD Sir Winston Churchill, painting, and crafting. I love to spend Saturday's sitting in my rocker going through a bible study. I love working with elementary school aged children and seeing them use their creative gifts. I have taught Sunday school for a number of years and taught in the public schools for 18 years. I might say I'm retired but I spend most of my time subbing and enjoy it immensely. The kids spark my own creativeness.

4 thoughts on “Crafts for the classroom”

  1. Good idea Rena. I might try this with my high school horticulture students only make a little bigger and use as a plant coaster to protect a desk or table. Thanks!

  2. Sounds sooooo cute but over my head :), I will be waiting for mine in the mail. Do you ever make the Monkeys out of socks. I would sure love one of those as my Mother would make them for us a Christmas.

  3. That is an adorable idea. I am looking for some socks now. I am expecting that we’ll be off tomorrow with the snow that is coming.

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