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Advent Shadowbox 2012: Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas! Thanks for joining us for our Advent Shadowbox 2012 Calendar! __________ Here’s a recap! Advent Shadowbox 2012: An Introduction: We (re)introduce our Advent Shadowbox Calendar Tradition and include some tips for how you might create a similar tradition of your own. Advent Shadowbox 2012: Day 1,  Have  a Tree Trimming Party, Make Cinnamon Glitter […]

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Advent Shadowbox 2012: Day 24, Christmas Eve Checklist

□ Make sure there are enough cookies for Santa. If not, make some more! □ Prepare the Cannoli Buche de Noel for tomorrow’s Christmas dinner. □ Go to Family Mass □ Indulge in the Feast of the Seven Fishes □ Drink Hot Chocolate and Sing Carols. □ Leave Cookies, Milk, and Maybe Even Some Reindeer Biscuits by the Fire

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Advent Shadowbox 2012: Day 20, Make a Deck of Constellation Cards

Make a Deck of Constellation Cards! The kids are really interested in astrological signs and constellations. For some time now, I’ve been admiring the gorgeous, read-it-by-candlelight constellation book on the Keep Moving Forward Blog (at left) and the lovely constellation books at Quince and Quire: Starry Drafts. So, when I found easy-print consteallation templates over […]

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Advent Shadowbox 2012: Day 18, Make Silhouette Self-Portrait Cards and Send Them To Friends and Family

Today, the kids are going to make Silhouette Self-Portraits and send them to family members with handwritten holiday greetings and a few words about what they’ve been up to over the past few weeks inside. Silhouette Self-Portraits Materials Black Construction Paper White Paper White Chalk Scissors Glue OR Pre-Printed Silhouettes Made from Digital Photographs [See […]

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Advent Shadowbox 2012: Day 16, Read & Illustrate The Winter’s Tale, Act IV

We’ve turned the corner from tragedy to comedy! It’s time to illustrate the romantic scenes from Shakespeare’s play! I really hope the kids enjoy today’s installment of The Winter’s Tale. I’m quite looking forward to the kids’ illustrations of “TIME” and of our young lovers. [And, Act Four Scene Four is the second longest single […]

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Advent Shadowbox 2012: Day 15, Gingerbread Party, Design, Build, Decorate

Today, the kids are going to have a Gingerbread Party. They’ll cut, bake, and DECORATE some gingerbread cookie cutouts. Then, they’ll use paper and charcoal pencils to DESIGN the ultimate gingerbread house. Finally, they’ll use store-bought royal icing, graham crackers, ice cream cones, some of those gingerbread men, and candies [even a few leftovers from […]

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Advent Shadowbox 2012: Day 10, Give a Beehive!

Today is another Giving Day.  Via PlanCanada, we’re donating a Beehive & Beekeeping Kit, and lessons in how to care for and maintain the hive to a family in the developing world. This not only helps a family in need, it contributes to rebuilding the declining bee population. And, as we all know, bees are a vital part of our food chain. You can read […]

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Advent Shadowbox 2012: Day 7, Begin Our Friday Holiday Film Fest with an Unusual Double Feature and Make Kringle Corn!

We’re starting our Friday Night Holiday Film Festival with a rather unusual double feature: Gremlins and Santa Claus Conquers the Martians. Neither of these movies are particularly “good.” But, after a long week of school, the kids are bound to enjoy a good giggle and squeal. We’re going to try to limit their “sweets” intake tonight […]

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