Thursday, November 20, 2008

Holiday Treats- Frosty Won!

OK, I had this scheduled to post on Saturday but am posting it NOW instead. TFL!
So I've been experimenting with some holiday project ideas for my daughter's first grade class. I looked long and hard before finally deciding to design something on my own. Nothing seemed just right as far as difficulty level and time. During my search I tried many things. Obviously Frosty won, but here are the rest of them.

The middle two (Frosty and Santa) are both bookmarks. The santa on the left is a Sour Cream Container what you can fill with goodies (Hershey Kisses preferred) then hang on a tree. The one on the right is called a Triangle Box which can be made in many sizes and also hold kisses or other various chocolates (yes, I suppose diamond earrings could fit as well!). He also has cord tied through the top so he can hang as well.

Both of these treat boxes are pretty easy (if you can measure, cut and score which I realize not everyone can) but they involved sticky strip and lots of parts which I didn't think would be ideal for first graders. Actually, I'm sure they could handle it, I'm just not sure I could handle helping 21 6 & 7 year olds do them.

Anyway, check out the tutorials I linked if you want to try one. Here are a list of punches I've used for these:

For the Santas: 1 3/8" circle, 1/2" circle, 1/4" circle, scallop circle, scallop square, word window, 5 petal flower, 3/4" square, 1/4" square. Spring Bouquet.

For Frosty: 1/4" circle, 1/2" circle, large tag, Spring Bouquet, small star. Also used red gingham ribbon and sponge dauber (formerly used with red ink), black marker.

Thanks for stopping by again!

Editing to add: The bookmarks are made with an 1/8 sheet of paper (2 1/8"x5 1/2"). That way you can get 8 out of one sheet of paper! Leave it to me to be economical. HTH!


  1. Kristin, these are awesome!! I have to make some projects for my grand daughters class for the holidays, and these are perfect. Thanks for the great details too.
    Love them all. Have a sparkling day! TFS... :)
    Pamela Vega

  2. OMG! these are stinkin' cute! I just love them and think I am going to steal your idea and have Joshua's class do the same book mark. I just adore these.

  3. Kristin,

    These are all truly wonderful(what else would I expect from such a talented artist)! I love your take on a punch Santa especially. The Big Shot ones I've seen can't hold a candle to this one! Thanks too for linking the tutorials. I get so many requests for these. Thanks for Sharing the fruits of your labor (just had to get a Thanksgiving tie in don't you know even if this is a Christmas project- lol!)
    - Jean


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