If you are a mom with small children, you may share my plight. It’s Christmas time and every inch of your house is filled with decorations. There is no table top or tree branch that is not filled with something. In order to find the remote control you need a GPS system to alert you as to what Christmas pillow it is under.
Yet, Christmas time is the time for creating. Children are excited and anticipating Christmas projects galore.
This year, I came up with a solution to our lack of space that still allowed us to do projects and fulfill their creative minds.
The creation itself is not innovative. I cut out various Christmas shapes out of construction paper. We had snowmen, stars, Christmas trees and ornaments (circles). The kids decorated these with the supplies of choice (markers, stickers, glitter etc.).
The part the kids were most excited about though is the fact that I hung them from the ceiling.
It gave their artwork center stage because you clearly cannot miss things dangling above your head.
This was a win-win for our family. Not a lot of mess, the kids still got to make Christmas projects and I wasn’t banging my head trying to come up with a place to put yet one more craft!
The only one who kind of suffers from the deal is my 6’3’’ husband who has to dodge and maneuver his way through the living room!