Freezing rain gifted us with a two-hour school delay this morning, so we got to bang out another Christmas book and craft activity.
Two Christmases ago, I told you about the book "A Small Miracle" by Peter Collington.
At that time, the book was out of print, but it's not anymore. They re-released it in paperback, so go out and buy it! It's a wonderful story...no words, only pictures...really amazing pictures!
This story is so original! It's a great example of how imagination and magic during Christmas (or anytime) can spark a child's interest and help them to think about how little people can make a big difference in the world. It's a fun and touching wordless tale with a surprising twist. (You can see my review here.)
To accompany the story, we created these paper plate wise men crowns.
They are super easy to make.
I had the kids color the plates with yellow crayons or markers. I had planned to spray paint them gold, which you could, but I decided that was over-kill. Then, using a rotary cutter, I cut slits through the center of the plate, and let the kids curl the flaps up to make it look crown-like. Then we added gems to the outside using glue dots.
The only thing I would have done differently is buy larger paper plates. I used some cheap generic ones I had lying around the house, but I think I could have used larger ones and they would have fit the kids' heads a little better.
Have a great Friday, everybody!