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Easy Christmas Stocking Project for Children
Around the Christmas season, it is very satisfying to do Christmas art projects. However, when a child is small, it is difficult for them to complete tasks. However, this project is easy, and the result is tremendously rewarding for the child. And if the child does not have a Christmas stocking, he or she will be so excited to have a stocking for the fireplace. If the child already has a stocking, she or he can make it for a family pet or a friend.
History of Christmas Stocking
The tradition started when a nobleman lost his wife and became a widow of three daughters. He lost his money in his useless invention and moved the family to a peasant's cottage, where his daughters did all of the cooking, sewing and cleaning. The father worried about the dowries of his daughters. Around Christmastime, one daughter washed a stocking and hung it over the fireplace to dry. Saint Nicholas saw how poor the family became and had an inspiration to put a small bag of gold in each of the stockings. The next morning, the daughters found the bags of gold, and the father was able to have his daughters married. They all lived happily ever after.
Supplies You Need For This Project
Gold glitter glue
Step #1: Cut the red felt into the shape of a stocking and punch holes all one the side (except for the top and the area that will have the white felt glued on top of it ).
Step #2: Cut a piece of white felt that will go onto of the stocking.
Step #3: Glue the top of the white felt on the edge of the stocking. Punch 2 holes on the both sides of the white area and after it is glued to the stocking, punch a hole on both side of the stocking where the two pieces meet.
Step #4: Repeat with the other half of the stocking.
Step #5: Take a piece of white yarn and thread in and out of the hole, and leave 2 inches on both ends.
Step #6: On the top hole, loop the end of the yarn through it again, and tie a knott.
Step #7: Using a glitter glue, write their name in cursive.
This is a wonderful project to do at school or at home or even at a Christmas party for kids, and they can bring home goodies in them for Christmas. Depending on how small the children are, you may want to punch the holes in advance so that the children can just glue and string, and the adults can help with their names.
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