Winter/Holiday Arts and Crafts Projects and Recipe

Home Care in Chevy Chase MD

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Snowman craft

This adorable snowman craft is a perfect Christmas or winter craft for kids of all ages – although younger children may need help and supervision.
Materials:

A 6cm polystyrene ball,
A 4cm polystyrene ball
A baby sock
Circle stickers
Pipe cleaner (chenille stems)
Scrap of orange craft foam or card
Card for base
Glue (we used a hot glue gun to make the body)

 

 

Instructions:

Cut out a circle of card. Glue the larger ball onto the card and the smaller ball on top. A hot glue gun is best for this so best if an adult prepares this ahead of time.

Make the hat by cutting through the sock at the heel. Tie the cut end with a small piece of yarn and slip the ankle cuff over the head.

Cut diagonally across the remainder of the sock from the cut edge to the toe, then open it out so you have a strip of fabric. Tie this around the snowman as a scarf.

Add stickers as eyes, mouth and buttons and stick on a scrap of foam as a carrot nose.

To make the arms, cut the pipe cleaner into 3 pieces. Cut one of the pieces in half again.

Twist one of the smaller pieces around a longer piece to make the hand. Push the arm into the snowman (adult help may be required). Repeat with the other arm. Display your snowman proudly!

 

Pipe Cleaner Snowflake

Twist and turn some pipe cleaners to make this pretty pipe cleaner snowflake decoration for your window or tree. Or make lots and combine in a snowflake mobile. This is a good “no mess” craft for keeping little fingers busy…
Doesn’t this pipe cleaner snowflake look pretty? Imagine a flurry of them decorating the tree…

 

Materials:

2 silver pipecleaners
3 blue pipecleaners

Instructions:

Cut the two silver pipe cleaners in half. Put one piece aside so you have 3. Twist these three pieces together in the centre so that you have a shape with six points (look at the photo above for help with this).

Cut the blue pipe cleaners in half and then in half again. You will have 12 pieces. Twist these on to the silver base to decorate your snowflake.

If you want to hang your snowflake, take the piece of silver pipe cleaner you put aside, fold in half and twist the ends to one of the snowflake points to make a loop

 

 

Winter/Holiday Recipes

Pear Penguins

 

Each chef will need:

2 mini chocolate chips
2 white chocolate chips
1 pear
3 tablespoons chocolate chips, melted
1 thin slice of baby carrot, cut into a small triangle
1 fig, cut in half diagonally
1 Pastry brush (to share)

1. Your penguins need eyes to see how cute they will become! Push the mini chocolate chips in the center of the white chocolate chips to form eyes. Now waddle like a penguin twice around the table.

2. Even though penguins can’t fly, they still need wings. Use a butter knife to carefully cut a slice in both sides of the pear to form wings, making sure to keep the tops of the slices attached to the pear. Use a peeler to shave the pear skin off in between the wings in an oval shape. This is the penguin’s white tummy.

3. Use a pastry brush to paint chocolate on the penguin’s body, everywhere but his stomach. Use a toothpick to notch a spot for each of the chocolate chip eyes and the carrot beak. Insert the eyes and carrot beak. Balance the pear penguin on a plate and place the fig halves for feet. Dress up in black and white clothes for this frosty feast!

 

If you or an aging loved one are considering home care in Chevy Chase, MD, please call the friendly staff at Philia Care today at 202-607-2525.

About Kira Tewalt, Founder, Manager

Philia is founded and managed by Kira Tewalt. As a working mom, Kira understands the delicate balance between attending to the needs of her family and a demanding job. She knows that many people also have the added burden of caring for their parents. Kira founded Philia to help this sandwiched generation and because she loves the authenticity of children and seniors. They are her true passion. Philia was founded to holistically care for our most vulnerable citizens – children and seniors. We do this by focusing on the entire persons needs – not just their physical needs. For children, this means placing a nanny who has an in-depth understanding of childhood development to help the child with social, emotional and physical development skills to increase their confidence. For Seniors, this means planning activities that go beyond helping them with activities of daily living. The activities will facilitate their emotional and psycho-social wellbeing as well. Kira has a Masters of Business Administration from Johns Hopkins University and a Masters of Systems Engineering from George Washington University. She lives in Washington DC with her husband, 2 children, dog and 2 cats, and enjoys spending time with her family and running through woods with her dog.