Handprint Craft

Are you and your little genius ready for some fund crafting??? Well, check out this fun Cookie Monster and Elmo handprint craft. Special thanks to simple everyday mom for the amazing idea!

Supplies

How To Make Handprint Elmo & Cookie Monster:

Trace your child’s hand onto the red and blue paper. Cut them both out.

Trace Elmo’s nose onto the orange card stock and cut out. Trace Elmo’s mouth onto the black card stock and cut out. Use the .5″ circle punch or scissors to cut out 2 eyes from the black card stock.

Arrange the red handprint with the fingers pointing down. Assemble Elmo by gluing the white eyes from the template onto the top of the handprint.

Glue the 2 black circles onto the middle of the white eyes from the template.

Glue the orange nose onto the bottom of the eyes, with about 1/3 of the nose overlapping the eyes.

Trace Cookie Monster’s mouth onto the black card stock and cut out. Use the .5″ circle punch or scissors to cut out 2 eyes from the black card stock.

Assemble Cookie Monster’s eyes by gluing one black circle to the top left part of the white eye. Glue the other black circle to the bottom right part of the white eye. This will give Cookie his signature silly look.

Arrange the blue handprint with the fingers pointing down. Glue the completed eyes to the top of the handprint. Attach the smile with glue just beneath Cookie’s eyes.

You’re done!

Wisdom Wednesday

A little wisdom goes a long way. I have made it a habit to have a healthy mind, body, and spirit, so every Wednesday I would like to share with you some wisdom that has helped me. Enjoy

Todays Quote :

“One of the greatest gifts you can give to anyone is the gift of attention”

Tis the season to be jolly but also attentive. We have learned this year the value of a relationship, today choose to water (send love) to the people you love and watch the relationship blossom.

Selah

Elf & Santa cupcakes

Get the kids involved in making these cute elf and Santa cupcakes with our template for the chimney-style paper cases 

Ingredients

For the cupcakes

For the icing

For the legs

  • fondant icing sugar
  • candy canes
  • strawberry pencil sweets
  • black, green and white fondant icing
  • gold and silver balls

Method

  • STEP 1Heat the oven to 190C/170C fan/gas 5. Line bun tins with paper cake cases. Put all the ingredients for the cupcakes in a large bowl using 4 tbsp of the orange juice, then beat together for 1-2 mins until smooth. 
  • STEP 2Spoon the cake mix into the cases, so they are three-quarters full. Bake for 15-18 mins or until golden and firm to the touch. Cool in the tin for 5 mins, then transfer to a wire rack
  • STEP 3For the icing, beat the butter, vanilla and icing sugar until pale and creamy, adding 1-2 tbsp warm water to loosen, if needed. Ice the cakes with a palette knife or use a piping bag to create swirls deep enough to hold the Santa and elf legs.
  • STEP 4For the legs, make a batch of fondant icing following the pack instructions. Cut the candy canes and pencil sweets into 4cm lengths. Use green fondant icing to mould elf boots around the candy cane legs and black fondant icing to mould Santa boots around the strawberry pencil legs. Add some white fondant around the top of Santa boots. Use the made-up fondant icing to stick a silver or gold ball onto each toe of the elf boots. Let the boots dry completely. Use our chimney template, to make paper sleeves to wrap around the cupcake cases. Push the legs into the cupcakes just before serving.

Jingle Bell Swag

Kids will love helping you make this sweet holiday noise maker. Have them thread the bells on the ribbon while you tie the bow. Hang on the front door, above the mantel, or at the end of a bed.

To make: Thread large jingle bells onto three lengths of ribbon; knot one end of the ribbon. Tie the unknotted end around a small wreath form or a length of wire shaped into a circle. Wire together a small bunch of seasonal greenery; attach to the wreath or circle form. Tie an oversized bow and hot glue to the wire just above the greenery.

Prayer for Children

I would like to shout out IMOM for the 10 prayer topics we should pray over our children. I believe that prayer has power, and it is our responsibility to cover our homes and our children with the word of God. Join me every week as we share a powerful prayer topic for your little genius!

3. Pray for friendships.

Good friends are an important part of your child’s social and emotional development, and can play a major role in shaping their views. (Proverbs 12:26 “The righteous choose their friends carefully, but the way of the wicked leads them astray.”)

Wisdom Wednesday

A little wisdom goes a long way. I have made it a habit to have a healthy mind, body, and spirit, so every Wednesday I would like to share with you some wisdom that has helped me. Enjoy

Todays Quote :

“Happiness is not an accident. Nor is it something you wish for. Happiness is something you design”

The world would like us to believe that happiness is something that should rain down like dew from the sky when in all actuality is something you create. The way you create happiness is through perspective, gratefulness, and peace, all of which require work. So today choose to create a world where you and the little ones around you are happy.

Selah