Theresa's Mixed Nuts: Saint Mary's Winter Wonderland Family Craft Day

Monday, December 8, 2014

Saint Mary's Winter Wonderland Family Craft Day

Every once in a while the school will send out an email that has information for family friendly activities that are happening in our community. We learned that the students at Saint Mary's College, sister college to Notre Dame, was hosting a Winter Wonderland Family Craft Day that was free to the community to come out to attend. We were a little up in the air on if we wanted to go. It didn't have much information on the flyer and I wasn't sure it was going to be worth our time. Since we didn't have anything else going on Saturday, we decided to give it a shot. I am so happy we did, too! I was impressed that the school went above and beyond my expectations on the crafting event, especially for a free event to boot!

There were about 10 craft stations set up, each one with a different craft for the kids to construct. The girls got to paint a holiday themed ornament:

painting holiday ornaments

Make a painted hand print reindeer:

handprint painted reindeer

Whip up some Reindeer Food:

Reindeer Food

Paint and Glitterize some wooden popsicle stick snowflakes:

Wooden Snowflakes

Create some rice-filled sock snowmen:

Sock SnowmenSock Snowman

And construct some reindeer antler hats!

Reindeer Ears Construction Paper

There were a few other booths also, where they made some candy canes out of beads, paper chain countdown to Christmas, and face painting, though the snowmen was their favorite. When we were finished, we were able to stop in another room for cookie decorating and hot cocoa:


And a visit with Santa! Allison wore her Santa beard she made in the craft room:

Santa Beard Craft

They even took a family photo and printed it off for us to take home:


They do this event every year, though this was the first we have heard of it. We are already looking forward to attending again, and will definitely be going back next year!

Have you done any holiday crafts with your family this year? Which craft listed do you like the best?


46 comments:

  1. Your girls are so cute. I love how you always have fun things like this going on in your neck of the woods.

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  2. such a lovely activity for the whole family!

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  3. They sure went all out indeed. A great way to spend a saturday.

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  4. I love that they had so many things to do, and that they gave you a family photo too. LOL at your daughter's beard!!

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  5. That is such a fun activity, and the family photo is surely the touch point that makes the event memorable. Awesome!

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  6. That beard rocks! Beards are all the rave right now. LOL Last year it was mustaches. We took the boys to Bass Pro Shops this weekend. They had some coloring things there. That's about it. We'll go to the Lowes Clinic to.

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  7. Those snowmen turned out really cute. That would be a cute craft for me to do with the Grandkids.

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  8. We've done a few crafts at our house. This looked like it was a fun event for all involved. Gotta love those snowmen and that pic with Santa. Loved it!

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  9. I am a huge crafter and my oldest definitely takes after me in that aspect! I haven't gone out to a crafting event, but it definitely looks like something we would enjoy!

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  10. You are all adorable, and it appears as though the real Santa paid a visit.
    Happy Holidays, Theresa.

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  11. I agree with your girls--I like the snowman the best! What a great way to spend a day!!

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  12. I love doing crafts with my kids. Our church does a lot of fun things too, we have groups that meet to do crafts, eat meals and play games. Its nice to fellowship, do crafts and have fun sharing time with the family and some friends.

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  13. I wish our community had more family-friendly events like this. My kids would've had so much fun! We usually do a lot of crafts at home, especially for my Little, but I've been so busy that we haven't started yet. Those snowmen would be great to do at home!

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  14. that's such a jolly good family photo with Santa!! :)

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

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  15. We do a lot of crafts year round, but mostly during the winter since we don't get out as much. I think last year we did toilet paper roll snowmen for Christmas. Kiddo hasn't been around for the last couple of weekends so we haven't crafted anything for the holidays yet.

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  16. This is a lovely way to spend some valuable family time together. I love how creative the experience was.

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  17. That is so awesome Theresa! A great family pic with Santa too!

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  18. What a fun day! Those snowmen are so cute!

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  19. How fun! I love that Snowman craft so very cute! We've done a few crafts but I would like to do more!

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  20. What a fun event for the kids! I love all the crafts they got to do.

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  21. That looks super fun. I'm a big fan of the snowmen. They're really cute.

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  22. Thats a lot of fun. So nice all the activities they had.

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  23. What a fun day! That's a lot of crafts to choose from. And I'd be in heaven since I wouldn't have to clean up, but my son would still get to craft!!

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  24. Sounds like you had a really lovely day! And there was so much fun to do! Great pics!

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  25. Oh, that looks like so much fun. Those sock snowmen turned out SO cute!!

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  26. Oh, that looks like so much fun. Those sock snowmen turned out SO cute!!

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  27. What a fun family event. I love all the pictures and the snowman are great.

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  28. I'd love to find something like that around here- my kids would love it! Looks like they offered so many great crafts!!

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  29. This seems like a ton of fun! The snowman really turned out cute.

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  30. We do like christmas crafts! My toddler would like to make his own ornament.

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  31. What a lovely family picture! I enjoy cookie decorating too. Ten craft stations are so much fun and exciting!

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  32. What a fun day. I love the snowmen.

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  33. This looks like a lot of fun. We made some Christmas ornaments at our home the other day.

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  34. Looks like a great family day! My kids would have loved making ornaments!

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  35. How fun! I wish I knew of something similar happening near us, I would love to take J!

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  36. I wish my community did more events like this. It looks like everyone had a great time!

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  37. Awwww so much fun! I love all of the cute projects available to your girls. The beard craft/Santa photo was my favorite.

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  38. So fun. I recently did the snowmen crafts with my little girls. We had a great time. It's great that your community is having events like this. It's important for folks to get together and celebrate the holidays.

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  39. What a great experience! Looks like everyone had a blast!
    ~Amanda

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  40. We haven't really done our Christmas crafts yet. I think the rice snowmen looked really great. I'm off to Google it. :) Did your girls have a good time?

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  41. I might have to take inspiration from this post and get crafty with the kiddos! I love doing christmas crafts.

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  42. Sounds like you had a busy, fun-filled day! Our kids love doing arts and crafts too.

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  43. I would actually get really into this! Looks like lots of fun and I love decorating crafts no matter how bad they may turn out. However it looks like you guys had tons of fun and got a lot of creative projects done! :)

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  44. The santa beards are my favorite. How fun that they do this every year. Our church has craft bazaars but nothing like this.

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  45. This looks like such a fun time, I love it. Crafts and Santa - Perfect!

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