Discover new ideas and crafts at your Educational Toy Store in New Jersey this holiday season. Create simple, fun and educational crafts with your child this season. With many of these supplies found around your home and your NJ Toy Store, you can decorate your home or make a creative gift. Contact or locate any one of your New Jersey Toy Stores for more information on these materials and other educational toys and games!
Yarn snowman ornament
How to make it:
1. Cut pieces of yarn about 12” long. You will need about 20 strands, depending on the thickness of your yarn. 2. Gather the strands together. Take a smaller piece of yarn and tie the strands together in the center. Fold the yarn in half at the point where you just tied it. This first knot will be the bottom of your snowman.3. Take another small piece of yarn and tie it around the yarn about 2” up from the first knot to create the first “snowball” of the snowman. Repeat 1” up to create the second “snowball. Finally, tie a small piece of yarn around the ends of the long strands to create the head. Tuck the loose ends into the back of the head.4. To make the face, slip a piece of red yarn under one strand of the white yarn and tie a knot for the mouth. Repeat with two pieces of black yarn for eyes.5. Add buttons, felt scarf, or whatever details you can dream up with the scraps you have on hand!
How to make it:
1. For each card, measure and cut a 9- by 4-inch piece of card stock and fold it in half. Starting at the fold, draw a simple ornament shape, tracing around the jar lid to create the round portion. Cut out the ornament, going through both layers but leaving the fold intact.2. Open up the cutout and lay a 9-inch length of string or cording across the crease, as shown.3. Apply glue to the paper just below it, refold the paper, and tie the string ends together to form a hanging loop.4. Cut a square from the shiny paper to fold over the top of the ornament, using craft scissors for decorative edges, if you like. Stick it in place with glue dots. Decorate the outside with glitter glue or stickers, then glue a photo, trimmed to fit, inside the card.