Christmas gifts

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  1. corderos3

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    Any ideas on what to have the students make for their parents' Christmas present? I was thinking of something with a cork board and picture...???
     
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    When dd was in 2nd grade, the teacher bought a couple of puzzles at a garage sale. They painted the backs of the pieces green and red. They took a picture of each kid and printed it out from the computer. They used the puzzle pieces to make a picture frame that looks like a wreath. They used several thicknesses of pieces so it was really sturdy. The back was signed and dated by the student. I really love those presents that show how the kids have grown and keep everything with pictures on it so we loved these.
     
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    You should check out oriental trading. They have some very cute winter crafts that would making great presents for parents. I'm still trying to decide which one I want to do with my kids this year :)
     
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    As a parent, I always like the things with their pictures. :)
     
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    Parents always enjoy things with their child's picture on it. Therefor you can have the children make Christmas oranments. Or make other winter decorations for thier parents or the whole family.
     
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    I like the idea of handmade ornaments for the tree, but keep it simple. The ornament can be a Christmas shape cut out of cardboard (or maybe even recycled cereal boxes), then decorate with markers and glitter glue. For more color, they can use construction paper to glue over the cardboard. A hole puncher comes in handy along with some ribbon so a loop can be made, so it's all ready to hang on the tree. Kids love to see their artwork on the tree!
     
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    Check out the ideas at Family Fun - they usually have several easy and inexpensive crafty ornament ideas...
     
  9. Rebel1

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    The good old reindeer with the antlers made of handprints is always a BIG hit! :D A footprint is used for the face.
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    Keep them original! I hate cookie cutter stuff. Give them the materials..and a few different examples to get started and let them go to town. I always prefer the original over the cookie cutter.
     
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    We make a family traditions cookbook as part of our study of family traditions and celebrations. I type all the recipes, the kids illustrate. Always some great recipes!!
     

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