So, one of the traditions of Iceland is The Christmas Cat. He’s nowhere near as friendly as the cat in The Legend of Mistletoe and the Christmas Kittens*, but this was the closest I was going to get. I found a poem about the Christmas Cat, and included it in the printable I made for Iceland.
Mistletoe and the Christmas Kittens craft
I’m always seeing Valerie over at Frugal Family Fun (now called Inner Child Fun) blog making these cute suncatchers and using coffee filters all the time. I haven’t done much with them because, well….. my kids get a little over enthusiastic and it can be a bit worrying what will happen to their clothes.
But, then I realized that it’s like painting. The more exposure they get to it the less mess they’ll make (looking back as the Mom of 10 year olds, that is very much true).
So, I let them have at it with red and green, because Mistletoe was red and green. And then once they had completely soaked their coffee filter I shooed them off to play outside while their suncatchers dried.
Once it was dry I found a cat outline from Microsoft clip art (actually the same one I used in the Iceland printable), and enlarged it to suitable size. Then I folded the coffee filters and cut out large numbers of them at once. The kids finished it off by drawing the final details. Or in Princess’ case on one of them completely covering the cat in new marker.
And finally come back tomorrow to see the summary of our Christmas in Iceland events. My kids have found Iceland to be quite amusing.
And if you’re looking for more Christmas crafts, check out my Christmas Crafts pinterest board.
Now head on over to A Mommy’s Adventures to see what everyone else did for their projects this week.