God Save The King!
And his kingdom!
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^_^ Yay, I was able to get my oldie laptop to connect to a wi-fi. I won't be able to do it again (it was super slow and took a lonnnng time), but at least I can get you these fun Christmas pages. ^_^ They're a little late for Christmas itself, but most youths are still on winter break and might enjoy having these to do. I also adjusted some of the heart ones for use with Valentine's Day. ^_^
This is the Christmas craft I promised way back when I posted the 3D heart craft for Valentine's Day and realized it would also make great Christmas tree ornaments. ^_^ I've done these in three different styles: a mix of lion, hyena and snow leopard ; a page with all lions ; and a page with all hyenas.
Another way to hang 3D crafts: I was forgetting about pipe cleaners! ^_^ They're especially great for these ornaments. Just place an inch of the straight end of your chosen length inside, like you would for ribbon or yarn. I used metallic pipe cleaners, which might not glue as well as the soft ones, and so put a piece of doubled-sided tape over mine. ~ I don't recommend putting a hole in the paper ornaments to use a regular ornament hook, unless you reinforce that area.
When using the pieces individually, another option is to glue a piece of wrapping paper to the back, in lieu of just a plain colored paper, to make the back of the ornament decorative, too. It's also a good way to preserve a piece of wrapping paper that you like. ^_^ It's easiest to glue the picture piece back to back with a larger piece of wrapping paper, let dry, and then trim the wrapping paper to the shape.
Remember: Regular glue tends to be too wet for gluing printer/copier paper (makes it wrinkle and may even make marker colors run). Tacky glue is less wet, if lightly applied with a finger or brush, but I usually use stick glue for affixing thinner papers to things - put some of it on both pieces you're putting together, for a better hold.
While drawing the ornaments with the candycane borders, I was inspired to also make this page - and other versions, too, like this "sweet heart" one. (Cookies and candycanes are "sweets", get it? hm, I guess they're all "sweet hearts" then... ^_~) I also made another bonus page by enlarging one of the ornament pictures. ^_^
I have always loved that you can make a heart from two candy canes. Spread some love this holiday season. ^_^
Valentine's Day is right around the corner, so I also created these Valentine's Day pages by adjusting some of the Christmas ones. I needed to get this upload done, and don't know if I will be able to do it again, so couldn't take time to create unique Valentine's from scratch right now. I think these are still cute and fun, though. ^_^
Seems like a good way to use up any candycanes you have left over from Christmas. ^_~ Attach candycanes in a heart shape on a card. Don't put those in the mail, though. ^,^ If they're not protected, they'll be crushed by the time they're delivered...
I enlarged some of the hearts used in the Christmas craft for a bigger heart pendant, and you can also use them individually on Valentine's Day cards.
Happy New Year!
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Coloring and activity pages may be printed from here and made copies of for non-profit, free-of-charge use only. ~ Don't have a printer? Out of ink? Libraries are typically happy to print things like this out for you. Some may charge a small fee, others will print a page or two at no charge. ~ Please do not hotlink to or use my images on other websites. Simply direct people to my homepage: godsavetheking.neocities.org , thanks! Plant seeds!
[I'm not a professional and have limited resources/access; so the image quality isn't very 'clean' on some, but they print/copy fine. I make the printable images to be around 8x11 inches to fill a sheet of regular letter-size paper.]