After-Christmas Crafts: Reinforce Giving Over Receiving With This Fun Activity! by Kim Kusiciel

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After-Christmas Crafts: Reinforce Giving Over Receiving With This Fun Activity!

The holidays have ended, but that doesn’t mean the lessons of the season are over. Here is a fun DIY craft that teaches kids to value giving, over receiving, even after Christmas!

  • Buy a box of clear ornaments. You will need enough for all the members of your family.
  • Using paint pens, write the year and everyone’s name on the outside of each ornament.
  • Cut up small strips of paper and pass out colorful pens. Have everyone write down what they gave each family member on a separate paper strip.
  • Coil up the strips around a pencil (with the writing facing out). Insert them into the ornament for that person.
  • Sprinkle in some glitter and pop the top back on.

In the end, each family member will have one ornament with strips of paper with what was given to them. Do it each year!

Creative Hobbies Round Clear Plastic Ball Ornaments
Creative Hobbies Round Clear Plastic Ball Ornaments $25
Decorate with paint, fabric, glitter, sharpie markers and any other craft items. Great for gifts! Pack of 12!
Glitter Shake Jars
Glitter Shake Jars $18
Contains 24 vivid containers of glitter.

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Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds
What a fun idea, Kim Kusiciel! Love the way you think, chica!
Kim Kusiciel
Thank you Elisa All Schmitz 30SecondMom ! I hope this tip inspires a new holiday tradition to share gratitude after giving!
Pam McCormick
What a great idea! I'm doing it this week. Thank you!

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