Wednesday, December 29, 2010

christmas crafts

Two weeks ago, we had craft day at school. All the teachers chose a  craft to be in charge of, and the students got to choose 2 they wanted to complete – one before lunch and one after.
Here are the finished products in our home:P1040081_edited-1
Joel made this “tomten”/elf. Mattias also made one, but it is on the outside door and it’s too cold for me to go out and take a picture. It says “Merry Christmas” in Swedish.
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Joel and Sofia made these hand-dipped candles.
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Mattias and Sofia made these clove-scented oranges.

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  One of Mattias’ Rudolfs. Sofia also made them.

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Mattias made this light ball. Sofia and Joel also made them (Sofia’s is black and she gave it to Sam while Joel’s is red and he gave it to his grandma.
Have a great Wednesday!

PS – Stefan and I celebrated our 17th anniversary today:)

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hej. Vilka jättefina saker barnen har gjort. Hoppas att de tyckte att det var roligt också. Och GRATTIS till Stefan och dig! 17 år redan! Det har ju gått så fort. Minns när hela familjen Holm var till Canada på ert vackra bröllop. Det var en upplevelse! Och TACK för middagen på juldagen. Det var så gott, och trevligt att få samlas allihop. Det händer så sällan, fast vi bor nära. Tur för oss att vi har dig i familjen ;)

Hälsn A-L

Nancy said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY GUYS!! and wishing you many more.
The crafts are beautiful, the light ball is one of my favorites.
(can you send any instructions??)
Someone sure has alot of nice ideas, and patiences.........
Luv to you ALL :)

Tezzie said...

Happy anniversary! (20 minutes too late ;D)

Lovely stuff your kids made...looks like it would've been a fun day at school!

Stacy, Pat and Aidan said...

Happy Anniversary! LOVE the crafts! The candles are awesome. . .how did they do that?

Anonymous said...

wOW i'M IMRESSED! DID ANY OF THEM MAKE YOUR CRAFT IDEAS? I REALLY LIKE THE LIGHT BALL AND THE WOODEN PLAQUE WITH SANTA! HOPE YOU HAD A GOOD SHOPPING ADVENTURE FOR YOUR ANIVERSARY - HAPPY 17TH. BOY WE ARE ALL GETTING OLD! LOVE TO YOU ALL...
THE DEgRAAF'S

Kristine said...

I miss you Barb! I woke up last night at 4:00 AM and was thinking about you! How are things?

I love the candles and the lighted ball!

The house is coming along and things are really crazy here. Hopefully we can catch up soon!

Kristine

tammy said...

great crafts and happy anniversary!

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