Thursday, November 28, 2013

Holiday Gift Project for Your Students (Freebie)

I really enjoy having the students make gifts to take home for the holidays.  Here's the issue though - the gifts need to fit ALL of my basic criteria:

  • They need to be easy for little hands to make.
  • They need to be inexpensive (the children I work with do not come from homes that can afford to contribute money for project supplies).  I know I will be purchasing all the supplies myself.  
  • They need to be winter themed, not Christmas.  (So many of the little ones I work with will not be showered with Christmas or Chanukah gifts).
  • They need to be a "quick" assembly.  The class I am working with has 30 busy little bodies. Projects can not take too long to assemble. 
  • And of course - they need to be cute! 

I originally saw this last year on 1st Grade Hip Hip Hooray and fell in love with it.  I altered it slightly and created an illustrated step-by-step guide (see below). 

Here you go.  Cute, inexpensive, easy to assemble, winter-themed gifts for your little learners to make.  Here's my version:

It's very quick and easy to go from 8-foot lengths of 1x3 pine boards (less than $2.00 an 8-foot piece) to this little cutie.  

I thank the Dollar Tree for sets of kids socks that are easily turned into winter snow hats.  The socks came 4 to a  $1.00 pack making each hat only 25 cents.  The googly eyes also came from the Dollar Tree, the pack was huge!  

For complete illustrated directions (freebie) , just click here!

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Granny (Cindy)


  1. That's a very sweet project, Cindy!

  2. Thanks for the cute snowman freebie. We are patiently (or impatiently) waiting for snow here in WI.

  3. This looks so cute! You are so darn creative, Cindy! Hope you had the best Thanksgiving ever!
    Learning With Mrs. Leeby

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