Several shapes have been simplified for easier cutting.
NEW 2010 version for children.
Many sheets have dashed pre-cutting lines with more than one design for a symbol, This allows you to separate the symbols for more children, and it makes final cutting easier.
How to make/decorate a Chrismons Tree! The set includes this page plus pages with ready-to-use Chrismons that can be cut, decorated and used directly or traced as a pattern. Instructions, suggestions and the meaning or background origin about each Chrismon. Some simple enough for preschooler children and others suited to older children.
What are Chrismons? Here is the answer:
What do you use Chrismons for? What is a Chrismons tree? Here are the answers:
Why are Chrismon colors limited
to gold and white?
Can Chrismons be used at Easter
as well as at Christmas?
What do the individual Chrismons
Grades - There are some simple enough Chrismons - like the triangle- simple for preschoolers.Most of the Chrismons are great for first through 6th grade.
Teachers can pre-cut many Chrismon shapes for preschool 3's and 4's and kindergarteners. The children will enjoy using glitter and other cecorative material .
|Kid's Christmas Craft: Jesus symbol ornaments|
These Chrismons can be a simple instant craft activity with just scissors, glue, copies of the pages, yarn or string, and gold and white glitter glue, but they can be so much more!
SHAPE BASE Methods:
HANGER YARN Options:
Print or print and copy the entire set of Chrismons- Large or small set.
Gather gold and white decorations.
Tape ends of yarn or string
Glitter pan with paper scoop
This depends on whether or not you use the printed or copied page directly, or use other shape base material.
If you are using the pages directly, you are ready to cut and decorate these Christian symbols.
Teacher, talk about the meaning, origin, or information found on the individual page.
A. PUNCH HOLE BEFORE decorating.
This will prevent the hole from tearing away.
1 Cut 10" of yarn.
This one needs to be quite dry for handling, but looks better for most symbols.
When punch mark is shown on the front, it is to just give you an idea of where to glue it to the back - usually for balance or strength.
The loop goes over the tree branch without any hooks. The face of the ornament is to the viewer of the tree. (That's why it is not necessary to decorate the back!)
RULES FOR COLORS COVERING:
There are no other rules! Enjoy yourself and decorate with aplomb!
2 free Chrismons Sets offered here-
Easy Large set - about the same size as our original Chrismons. Some shapes simplified. Outlines widened for easier cutting. Outlines are in light gray so glitter and coloring show off better.
Easy Small set - about the same size as our original Chrismons. Some shapes simplified. Outlines widened for easier cutting. Outlines are in light gray so glitter and coloring show off better.
BE SURE YOUR PRINTING MARGINS ARE AT .5 (1/2 INCH) TOP,
IDEA: Make a Chrismons wreath instead of a Chrismons tree!! Get any wreath form or enlarge our Easy Cut wreath.
Sunday School Resources FOR KIDS
from the Sunday School Director of Christian Education of Faith Congregational Church, Mount Prospect, Illinois