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My third grade class liked making this Christmas card idea.  It was easy and we had lots of time to talk about Christmas traditions they enjoy with their family.  Building relationships with kids is a cinch when you and work together on a project and be able to talk.  They learn about you and you learn about them.  Don’t forget to encourage them to give this card to someone that needs to hear about Jesus.  Tell the kids why Jesus is so important to you.  Here’s what we used.  The things thatreet look like raisins are ornaments made from glitter glue (Don’t do that!).  Use construction paper to cut ornaments.  It never dries.

  • Christmas tree colors of tissue paper
  • One sheet of brown construction paper
  • One sheet of square white paper
  • Thinned white glue
  • Glitter paint (if you’re brave)
  • Ribbon
  • Lace (I cut this from a paper heart-shaped doily)
  1. Choose some colors of tissue paper and cut into squares.
  2. Fold a sheet of construction paper in half, like a book.
  3. Arrange the tissue paper shapes on a small square of white paper. Paint over the shapes with thinned white glue.  Brush lightly so you don’t tear the tissue papers.
  4. After the glue has dried, glue the white paper to the front of the folded construction paper. Now decorate the tree with the glitter paint, ribbon, and lace.  Anything extra you want to add to it will make it amazing.

What is something you did with your class?  Leave me a comment.

I hope you’re having a Merry Christmas!

Mr. Mark

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