Holiday Spoons: A Craft Project for Kids
It’s time to get started! All you need is a spoon, some simple materials, and your creativity. Here are some decorating tips, but your ideas are still the best.
St. Jude's School showing off their Spoons!
Wooden spoons can be people, angels, animals, candles — just about anything you’d like. Think of your favorite thing about the holidays. Reindeer, dreidels — you name it — it’s a spoon.
Do you want a challenge? Create a work of art by combining two or more spoons! Two spoons can be a spoon-playing guitar or even antlers on a third spoon. Use your imagination
What You Need to Begin
Spoons of course! Wooden kitchen spoons are easiest to work with. These can be found at most supermarkets and kitchen supply stores. (Plastic spoons have a tendency to break, while metal spoons are not very practical.)
- Other items that may be useful include:
- Glue, paste, or rubber cement to keep your creations intact.
- Marker, pen, paint, or crayon for a face (buttons make wonderful eyes).
- Fabric scraps can easily become clothing or decoration for your spoon.
- Glitter or sparkles for that final touch.
- Add a ribbon or piece of yarn to your spoon so that it can be hung from a Christmas tree or a front door. With ribbon or yarn, your spoon can also be attached to a holiday gift.
- Many spoon decorators enjoy making tags to hang on each spoon. This decorative tag can thank the buyer for feeding hungry people.
- Imagination and creativity!
Enter Your Spoons in the Holiday Spoons Contest!
When sending in your collected donations, be sure to include pictures of your completed spoons to Project Bread to be part of the Holiday Spoon Contest!