This craft is loved by the kids and elf approved! This was a super easy craft that could be gifted to a teacher for the classroom or created with the kids for home. Kids can really struggle with the concept of time and Christmas can feel like forever away for them! This is a fun way to help them keep track of the progress towards Christmas! They can help move the nose each days and count down the days! It’s both fun and educational!!
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Here is what I used for this craft.
- Snowman gift bag with countdown nose, Dollar Tree
- 4 Paint stir sticks
- Ribbon ( Dollar Tree), buttons or any embellishments you have in your crafting stash!
- Acrylic Paint, I used Michael’s Craft Smart, Holiday Green
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
To make this cute count down to Christmas I started by creating a square frame with my 4 paint stir sticks. Hot glue each corner. Paint your frame and let dry.
Next I cut the front out of my bag. I cut about an extra half inch on each side to ensure enough edge to glue my bag to my frame. Hot glue all the way around the edges of your bag and attach to your frame.
Now you can add whatever embellishments you’d like to decorate your frame. I used candy cane striped ribbon from Dollar Tree on the sides and added red and green buttons. On the top and the bottom of the frame I used pom pom ribbon I had in my craft room already. I believe I got it at JoAnn Fabrics a while back, but you can get it at most craft stores or just glue pom poms on from the Dollar Tree.
As a hanger I glued two pieces of my candy cane ribbon to the back and added buttons for embellishment.
On the back of my hanger I hot glued a strip of ribbon to more easily hang my hanger on the wall hook.
This is a craft that you can have a lot of fun making your own in a unique way. I hope you enjoyed it as much as me, my kids and our elf did! If you’d like to watch the full video tutorial click here.
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