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Elf Christmas Countdown Checklist – Day 1 (Present wrapping)

The elves are busy today checking and rechecking the present wrapping stations.  Almost 95% of the gifts have already been wrapped and it is the elf special forces job to check that the presents are all properly labelled with city, country and the child’s name.presents

As Santa travels through each country Santa’s magic bag transports the appropriate gifts from his warehouses to the sleigh just in time for the gifts to be dropped into the right house  Without the labels the magic bag can’t tell where the gifts are meant to go to and  Santa would deliver the presents to the wrong child!

The elf special forces spend all day triple checking that the gifts have enough sticky tape on them to hold the labels through the long journey.  When they are sure the gifts will get to the correct child they officially sign a document and deliver it to Santa letting him know they are ready to move onto the next item in the checklist.

August 7th – Children’s Homemade gift ideas for Christmas

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    Drawn and Framed Art

    Cut the fronts off of cereal boxes and have children paint personalized art on the cardboard.  Frame as a special gift for grandma or grandpa

  • Cut pictures from magazines and paste on recipe cards.  Add a special verse and you have ready made Christmas cards.
  • Cut out snow flakes from heavy card stock.  Color and hang from thread.
  • Red and green lifesavers make easy candle holders for Christmas cakes. Bake cupcakes with mom and place a life saver on the cake.  Push the candle into the opening.
  • keep last years cards and calendars.  Glue onto cardboard and cut into shapes to make entertaining jigsaw puzzles for children.
  • Make modelling clay for your brother or sister from food coloring, 1 cup salt, 1/2 cup flour and 3/4 cup water.  Store in the refrigerator when not in use.
  • Use pompoms, stars, and candy canes as decorations for gifts.
  • Use old clothespins to make Christmas tree ornaments.  Decorate with fabric, ink, and wool to make angels.
  • Make pictures out of painted pasta.  Glue pasta in designs on cardboard.
Countdown to Christmas Eve!