Christmas Craftin’ at Columbus Park Crossing
By Sara Davenport
On Saturday, December 21st, Muscogee Moms had the pleasure of spending our afternoon with the Conductor of The Polar Express AND the big guy himself, Santa! As Santa patiently listened to every Christmas wish, the Conductor read the The Polar Express during a special story time and Muscogee Moms, along with the Columbus Museum, hosted a couple of craft stations for children. As moms, we love doing crafts with our own kids and those of our followers!
If you were not able to make it over to our Christmas Craft Kids’ Corner, here’s a step-by-step guide to making the crafts. Even the un-craftiest of parents can handle these crafts.
Muscogee Moms’ Reindeer Ornaments
Step 1: Using a hot glue gun, glue three popsicle sticks together in a triangle formation. Just leave a little room for the reindeer’s antlers. Glue a 6″ piece of yarn or ribbon to the back so you’ll be able to proudly display this little guy on your tree later.
If you don’t own a hot glue gun, you can use super glue or any craft adhesive. You’ll just need to allow time for drying according to the packages instructions.
Step 2: Cut one brown piper cleaner in half to make two antlers. Take each piece of pipe cleaner and twist it around the popsicle sticks.
Step 3: Have kids twist or curl the brown pipe cleaners to make the reindeer’s antlers.
Step 4: Put three dots of glue to attach eyes and a nose.
Step 5: Attach two googly eyes and a red ball for the reindeer’s nose. Gently hold the nose down for a minute or two so it doesn’t roll off.
Muscogee Moms’ Reindeer Food
To make reindeer food, combine oatmeal with red, green, and gold glitter. Sprinkle on your lawn on Christmas Eve (or outside your apartment complex). The glitter will reflect the light of the moon and the reindeer will be sure to see your home. It is a well known fact that reindeer love oatmeal so they’ll enjoy the snack outside while Santa is inside filling stockings!
The Columbus Museum’s Snowman Craft
Step 1: Use white Crayola Model Magic to roll two balls, one smaller than the other. You’ll need two 1.0 oz packages for each snowman.
Step 2: Sprinkle silver glitter on a work surface. Roll each ball in the glitter.
Step 3: Stack the small ball on top of the large ball.
Step 4: Use an orange pipe cleaner to make the snowman’s carrot nose. Bend a small portion of the pipe cleaner back.
Step 5: Wrap the remaining pipe cleaner around the bent piece of pipe cleaner to resemble a carrot.
Step 6: Insert nose into the middle of the small ball to attach the snowman’s nose.
Step 7: Cut a black pipe cleaner into two 2′” pieces to use for arms. Insert arms into each side of the large ball.
Step 8: Using a black Sharpie marker, give your snowman eyes and a mouth. And voila! – you have your very own snowman.
We hope you enjoy doing these crafts with your family over the holidays! Thank you to all our followers who stopped by our tables to say hello. Visit our Facebook page to see pictures from this event.