Paper Drops

Day 11

Here is a simple but cute craft for your children to have fun with.  I found it from Family Fun.

Paperdrop

Materials

  • Coloured paper
  • Stapler
  • Ribbon or gold cord

Instructions

  1. ORNAMENT: Cut two 12-inch strips, two 10-inch strips, and one 8 3/4-inch strip.  Line them up in this order: 12, 10, 8 3/4, 10, 12, with one set of ends even.  Staple this end.  Line up the other ends evenly (bending the outer strips as needed) and staple.
  2. HEART: Cut two 12-inch strips and two 9 1/2-inch strips.  Line them up in this order: 9 1/2, 12, 12, 9 1/2, with one set of ends even.  Staple this end.  Now bend the unstapled ends into a heart shape, so a small heart lies inside a larger heart.  Align the ends and staple together.
  3. TEARDROP: Cut two 12-inch strips, two 10 1/2-inch strips, and one 9-inch strip.  Line them up in this order: 12, 10 1/2, 9, 10 1/2, 12, with one set of ends even.  Staple this end.  Next, make a crease 1 inch from the unstapled ends of the 12- and 10 1/2-inch strips.  Finally, align the ends of all the strips and staple them together.
  4. Use the completed shapes to dress up a window or spin in midair from a light fixture or a ribbon. To hang each, knot the end of the gold cord and place it between the loose strips of paper at the top.  Staple it all together.

Don’t forget to check back tomorrow for the last day of “12 Days of Christmas”

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