It’s that time of year again. The holidays instantly bring a sense of joy when the bells start ringing. Yes, we even like the bell ringers. It’s a tough job be kind to them. These cute bells came as a counting toy with Mother Goose Time last year’s December theme.
This craft so reminds me of my younger years when I was in choir singing Christmas songs wearing a long silver skirt that looked like a giant bell.
Make a Bell Shaker
One fun craft in this month’s theme is a bell shaker for the children to make sweet music while they learn and play.
What you need:
- Paper cup
- Jingle Bell
- Pipe Cleaner
- Paint, markers, glitter, anything to decorate the shakers
Have your child decorate the cup however they want. Thread the bell onto the pipe cleaner. Poke the pipe cleaner through the cup. Fold the pipe cleaner down to create the top of the bell.
Christmas Carol printable
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