I'm really enjoying our slower rhythm, this week, of reading one short passage of the Christmas story, and doing one craft to go with it. It's proving to be a very nice wind down to Christmas Day.
Since the girls already had their finger puppets ready for this morning's reading, I decided to try something different, and made them a Nativity sticker set.
I'm sure you've seen the idea of using flavored gelatin to make stickers before, I know I have, but we hadn't gotten around to trying it.
So, this morning I Googled "Nativity stickers", found an image I liked, and printed it onto plain paper.
Then, I brushed the back of the sheet with a mixture of 1 tablespoon Jello, dissolved in 2 tablespoons of boiling water, using a pastry brush.
When the Jello dried, I cut the pictures out, and gave them to the girls, to lick-and-stick, the scene.
We usually buy peal-and-stick stickers, so it was a new experience for the girls. They were quite taken with the raspberry flavor. I had to keep reminding them, that it was a craft, and not a snack.
They had so much fun with it, that I think I'll make another set, with a clear Jello flavor, like white grape, to take along as busy work, to keep them occupied during the Christmas Eve service. They didn't get the red on anything, but I wouldn't put it past them to manage it at church.
It's great to be a homeschooler.