Virtual Winter Wonderland: Drop in Art

Winter Wonderland: Illuminating Traditions

Drop in Art Craft Supplies

Deepavali Rangoli In Odisha From Wikimedia Commons

Diwali: Making a rangoli

Advent Wreath From

Advent: Making an Advent wreath

  • Candles (3 purple, 1 pink)
  • 4 candle holders
  • Styrofoam wreath circle
  • Leaves or greens you have gathered
  • String, glue, toothpicks (something to secure the leaves to the styrofoam wreath

Dreidel From Creazilla

Hanukka: Making a dreidel

Lights From Creazilla

Christmas: Christmas Lights: Design a light display

  • CR2032 Coin cell battery
  • Copper tape
  • Multi color LED lights
  • Cardstock
  • Markers/pencils/crayons
  • Contest for Best Light Display: Prize to be announced.


Yule: Decorate a tree outside

  • 1 apple
  • 1/4c popcorn
  • 1 brown paper bag
  • 3’ green thread
  • 1 needle (thread through cardstock scrap)
  • small bag of cinnamon

How to:

  • Apples: Cut to ¼ inch thick max to show a cross section of the apple seeds. The thinner they are cut the faster they will dry. Poke a hole at the top to string a thread through once dry. Bake in the oven at 200 degrees for 1 ½ hours. Flip over, bake another 1 ½ hours and check them. Leave them in until completely dry, then turn off the oven and let them completely cool. Thread them onto a string and hang them from a tree.
  • Popcorn garland: Make the popcorn two days in advance. Pop popcorn in the brown paper bag in a microwave for 1 minutes 30 seconds to 2 minutes (Times vary based on microwaves). More can be used than what is provided but make sure that it’s plain and air popped. Leave the popcorn out on a counter to make sure it goes stale. That will make it easier to thread. Use the needle and provided thread to string the popcorn on one at a time, being careful to not cram them together too much. Other things around the house can be used to break up the look, such as dried cranberries.

Kwanzaa: Make a mkeka (a woven textile mat)

  • 1 black felt square
  • 1 red felt square
  • 1 green felt square
  • 3 pieces cardstock
  • crayons, marker, paint or something to color the cardstock

How to:

  • Weave traditional mat with felt. Decide on what colors your family’s mat would be, color the cardstock, and weave that as well.

Beautiful Gold Star Clipart Image In Vector Cliparts Category At

Tres Reyes: Make a star

  • 5 coffee stirrers
  • 2-3 pieces of straw
  • Some type of glue

How to:

  • Glue the sticks into a five pointed star. Use the straw to wrap the sticks so they’re a more solid star.

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