Supplies Needed: Foam Discs, Ribbon, Dowels, Hot Glue, Scissors, and Mylar Rolls NOTE: We had some metal rods at home that my husband cut and placed in the ground, they are hallow to allow for me to drop the stake down the center for extra stability in the windy weather. I was going to use a PVC Pipe originally but we had these handy (either should work and can be purchased at your local hardware store if you need the extra strength).
Supplies: Posterboard, crayons, one large popsicle stick, black sharpie, glue, scissors, sissue paper, pop poms or craft fluffs. Directions: Cut out the outline of your Grinch head from your poster board (I printed out a Grinch picture from online and traced it onto the poster board). Next let the kids color, paint or decorate the Grinch face however they like. Cover the hat in glue and have the kids place on their pom poms or craft fluffs, then crinkle up small pieces of tissue paper and have them cover the rest of the hat in the tissue paper. Once this is all dry glue on your Popsicle stick and use your black sharpie to draw on the rest of the Grinch details.
Supplies: Styrofoam Cone, Hot glue gun, scissors, green felt, Velcro dots, brown paint and brush, pom poms, buttons, bells and any other items you would like to use for ornaments
Directions: Paint the bottom of your cone brown for the stem of your tree, cut your green felt into strips (scallop the edges as you go, see pictures below), hot glue your felt on to the tree off setting your scallops. Once your tree is covers, take your ornaments and adhere your Velcro dots to the back of them (only use the hook side) ( I had self adhesive dots so it made it really easy to just peel and stick).
We first started off by making the main frame of the house, this is so simple you need a very large cardboard box, we used a Lazy-boy chair box that we picked up at a local furniture store for free. Cut the 2 front top flaps into a point (find the center and mark lines from the sides up and cut flaps, see pictures for example) then fold up your other sides to match, glue all parts together. Next we cut the door and a window, then painted the entire box dark brown. While this was drying I took some paper plates and painted them bright colors for candies, i attached a dowel to 2 paper plates for lollypops and some tulle to the other 2 plates to make candies. Next I cut out shingles and created the roof (take colored construction paper, cut into round circles then cut in half, you want lots of these), take another large piece of cardboard score in the center all the way down so this will allow it drape over the entire top of the box creating the roof. Now attach your shingles laying the half circles down overlapping each other starting at the bottom of the roof and working your way up, do this for both sides leaving the top of the roof empty this you will want full circles to lay across the top it will bend both directions to cover both sides. Attach your roof by hot gluing down to the frame. Now for the final decorations, I cut gumdrop shapes out of construction paper to line the bottom, large buttons for the knobs on the windows, a PVC sprinkler part for the door knob, a banner of gingerbread men and a welcome sign for the front of the house. Addie and I also created a hand print candy cane wreath for the front door. Last but not least i sprayed the shingles, candies and gumdrops with glitter! You cant forget the glitter in this house, its a must with Addie!
Note: If you want a window box we just took a smaller size box cut off the top, painted brown and glued under the window.