Yesterday, we used some old corks and the last of our fall acorns to make a group of adorable Christmas carolers for our fireplace mantle. My daughter loved the idea of those carolers and thought that their little heart shaped mouths were so cute, so we just had to make another caroler craft.
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My daughter is a big fan of cutting shapes out of construction paper to form pictures. Her scissor skills are amazing at only 4 because of this. We wanted to make a simple caroler craft using shapes. Our carolers only needed a few. We cut out a circle, a half circle, a triangle and then a rectangle for our book. We decided to fashion our carolers after each other. I made a caroler that looked like my daughter and she made one that looked like me.
We both started with the circle for the head. We both cut out circles and then glued them to a piece of blue construction paper with glue sticks.
We cut half circles out of construction paper and glued them to the top of our circles. She chose pink. I chose green. I cut additional strips of red paper to make a striped hat and my daughter chose to draw on a snowflake. She has been getting pretty good at making her snowflakes. We topped our hats with a cotton ball to make a pom pom on top.
We cut triangles to form the bodies, but a rectangle would work well too. We glued our triangles beneath the circles.
I used yarn to form my hair, but my daughter wanted to draw hers in. We cut large rectangles out of white paper and then folded them in half to form our carol books. We only put glue on the outer edge of the books and glued them down so that the crease was raised in the middle.
We drew faces onto our carolers to finish them off. My daughter reminded me that the carolers were cold and needed rosy cheeks, so she drew them on for both of us.
I think that we created excellent likenesses of each other. Aren’t we adorable?
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