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Deck the Halls! Part 2

on November 28, 2012

Our church’s Deck the Halls party on Sunday evening went famously!  Typically these decorating events are more geared toward the adults, but this year I decided that the children’s wing needed some Christmas cheer too.  I planned a few crafts and it was announced on Sunday morning that there would be something special for the kids to do.  I thought I would be lucky to have two or three kids show up.  To my surprise, we had about thirteen kids show up, many of whom are not regular church attenders!  They really helped to make the place look bright and cheery.  Here’s a look at what we did:

 

Remember that rather “blah” looking Christmas tree I made?  The kids took some time to color ornaments to “hang” on the tree.  They placed their ornaments on the tree and, as hard as it is to have them clumped haphazardly on the tree, I don’t plan on rearranging them.  It’s their Christmas tree, after all!

 

The kids also made red and green paper chains that we hung in the hallway.  The chains made things look festive to begin with, but once we added the coffee-filter snowflakes that they made it looked all the better!

 

The kids didn’t make these candy cane wreaths, but I put them together to hang outside each door.  Nothing over-the-top, but just a little festivity 🙂

 

This is probably my favorite project that the kids created.  Everyone had at least one hand print in this Christmas tree with one of the littlest hands used as the “star” at the top of the tree!

The kids loved that they have taken ownership of decorating their space and I couldn’t be happier with their results.  What kinds of things have you done to decorate your children’s space for the holidays?

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