I looked through my photos a few years ago and realized that this was one of my most favorite memories from that Christmas. In all it wasn’t the best Christmas since half of everyone was sick, but little moments like this one stick out and create the opportunity for yearly traditions.
I can’t even take credit for this idea. My sister seems to sweep in and do something every year that elevates Christmas at my house to a magical adventure. After she had presented me with a delightful bottle of wine, gotten her stuff settled into Fen’s room, and said her hellos, she unpacked a large grocery bag full of:
- Clay – white clay and Play-Doh
- Roll of kraft paper
- Masking tape
- Pipe cleaners
- Pom poms
- Glass beads
- Craft stones
- Small tiles
- Foam shapes
- Wooden toothpicks
This set is awesome! (Order it now to get it by the end of November so it doesn’t go out of stock again.)
We unrolled the kraft paper all down the table and taped it under the edges. Then we set about making a Christmas village. The stuff was up for 3 days, with everyone taking part adding to the amazing creation whenever they felt like it.
It evolved. It was so cool to see who came up with what ideas and what could happen when you picked up a random material and then an idea popped into your head and you went with it.
I’ll let the photos speak for themselves, because I’ve been sick all week long and I can’t even string any more sentences together.