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Happy Birthday Jesus!

Now that December has finally arrived and all the leftover turkey is gone, it's time to start getting ready for Christmas. And there is nothing more fun then working on a Christmas craft with your favorite half pints except maybe decorating the tree and making cookies!

So here's an easy craft to make that truly celebrates the birth of Christ. I call it "Surprise Girl!" All you need are three of the dessert size paper plates, some construction paper, stick paste, and markers. First cut out two arms using colored construction paper they will be rectangles roughly 12 x 4 inches. Then have your kids trace their hands on white paper and cut them out. Next cut out a white rectangle about 1.5 x 8 inches and print Happy Birthday Jesus on the paper.

Set these papers aside and take one of your plates (we didn't have small plates at the time so we just cut the middles out of large plates). Decorate your plate like a face. We made a blonde surprise girl, but you could give her have any color of hair or you could even make it a surprise boy. That's the fun thing about crafts; they are so adaptable.  

As you can see by the picture you then assemble the parts. First attach the hands to your arms with your stick paste. Then fold the ends of the arms at about the 4 inch point. Place the arms together so they look like one long piece and glue your two plain plates or plate middles on top so they form a collar. We decorated ours by using a heart punch. Next past on the face and finally the birthday sign. Then you can hang you surprise person up with the arms folded and the hands slightly intertwined. The best part is that when guests arrive at your house they can open the girls arms to read the surprise message.

So ends another episode of Kids Korner with me, Children's Author Aileen Stewart. Join me next week for another exciting episode same krazy time, same krazy channel. And feel free to drop by my personal blog Aileen's Thoughts any day of the week for even more on reading, writing, and life in general.
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