Day 15. Let's Make Something


"Be a child at heart"

Do you remember how much fun it used to be, when you were a child, and the teacher at school would tell the class to put away their books because today we're going to work on Christmas decorations in art class?

And you'd make all sorts of treasures fashioned out of buttons and egg cartons and colored bits of paper, silver and gold chocolate bar wrappers, old catalog or magazine pictures, felt, yarn and ribbons.

Today plan a time when you can do that again. Whether or not you have kids, grand-kids, nieces or nephews to do it with ... just do it for yourself.

Gather up some bits and pieces you have about the house, clear off your kitchen table and be a kid again for a little while. This isn't about being perfect. It's about letting your child at heart have some time to play again. Not even grown up crafts, but kids' crafts.

If you don't know where to start, check out Kids Craft. It looks like great fun. Below are samples:  The puzzle piece tree, the snowman snow globes from baby food jars, and the wine cork angels. Any one of these would make great table favors for the Christmas table.

Don't you feel the joy starting to bubble up at the thought of it?





  1. That brought back memories of my childhood. We spent hours making paper chains and little decorations.

  2. I wish I'd come over here sooner. Love your sweet and gentle thoughts and suggestions for Advent.

    A couple of posts back you mentioned how some of the blues variations of carols depresses rather than uplifts. You're the only other person I know who thinks this way. Yes, I say! Let's stay in the major keys if possible.


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