Monday, December 10, 2007

Family Fun Stuff

The Christmas Season is here! I know many of you celebrate by using an advent calendar. To find great devotionals to go with your daily activities check out Melissa's daily devotionals

We try to do a family activity every night of advent. Some nights there just isn't time but we usually come up with something fun.

Rudolph night: Rudolph was shown on tv several nights ago (don't worry you can rent it if you missed it). Before it came on we made a reindeer centerpiece for the table.



I folded long rectangles of brown paper into a triangle and taped. We traced our hands on light brown paper and added these for antlers. Wiggle eyes and pom pom noses completed the look. These are cute but did not show up well in the pic.

During the commercials we played where's Rudolph: hide a stuffed reindeer toy somewhere in the house. The person who's it then searches with hot/cold hints.

This is easy enough and fun enough for even dysfunctional families! Go Rudolph!

If you like this and want more, leave a comment and I'll add some to my craft blog.

25 comments:

Bee said...

MORE!
jean knee, you sound almost normal... ALMOST!

Bee said...

I can't do crafts, I glue things to my hands and clothes and hair. Too dangerous.

Bee said...

Did you hear your Father Al is getting his peace prize today???

B said...

Love the reindeer. Will Mr. CDD be jealous? Hey, when did you start a special craft blog? I just saw it today and all those cones are so pretty. You DO sound almost normal, but I can't quite wrap my mind around that concept just yet. JeanKnee...Normal...sound almost like an oxymoron! :)

Jean Knee said...

Bee--what??? he's getting it today???? NCS will be soooo excited!!!!!!!!!!!




b-that's my cupcake side at the other blog

Tori :) said...

Love it!!

Lisa said...

You are so crafty! Very cute idea!

Melissa said...

Cute reindeer! And what a great idea to do something each night!
Can I tell you... I thought that you would still be trying to stretch Halloween in there somehow... spider webs on the antlers or something of that sort ;)
And thanks for the shout out for my other blog! I hadn't updated it for a couple of days... but it's current now!

reindeer alliance coalition of the antler people said...

How many of the poor reindeer did you stuff with kleenexssss?? I'm sending my flying monkeys to pay you a visit!

Bee said...

Wow! There's allot of animal rights people going around blogland!

Jean Knee said...

reindeer protester: those were made from paper, a biodegradable natural resourse of a flora nature.

not animal



I do have a bottle opener made of a reindeer antler

Protector of trees stop the killing said...

How many trees had to die to make those reindeer???

Jean Knee said...

three

Jean Knee said...

and I'll kill again for gift wrap.........

No Cool Story said...

MORE!!!
MOOORRRRE!!
Did you know I can't glue to pieces of paper to save my life? It's true, I'm not crafty at all.

No Cool Story said...

I did see Father Al is getting props and Fair Dues!

Oh what a joyous morning!
Oh what a gasesous day!
Oh what a reindeer alliance coalition of the antler people kind of afternoon!

Thoroughly Mormon Millie said...

HOORAY for dysfunctional families!!!

What craft blog?

Those reindeer are so cute and so simple, even I could make them.

elasticwaistbandlady said...
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elasticwaistbandlady said...

Yes but could Rudolph use his nose so bright to fix elastic's crappy Internet tonight? Cause then how the Infidels would love him and like shout out with glee and stuff.

Brian o Vretanos said...

Don't they use reindeer hooves to make glue?

No Cool Story said...

Rudolph gets all the attention because of the shiny red nose. And the song.

Kinda like Father Al getting all the attention.

Jean Knee said...

NCS- did you see him get his prize??????

No Cool Story said...

I didn't: I was shopping, I was consumering.
The shame.

I did see part of his speech. So fancy and moving he is.
And this morning I saw the picture of him and Tipper.

Dapoppins said...

I have seen these deer before, but they look so cute as a center piece!

Thank you for your recent blog visit, I am very sorry that I didn't come by to say hi sooner!

wynne said...

You have a craft blog? I suppose I should go find it...