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Christmas Fun

Puzzles, games and crafts with a Christmas theme.

Christmas Crafts 1974 star[offsite link]
Instructions for making stitches on burlap (for making a gift bag), snowflakes, Santa Place Marker, mini wall pictures, pencil box, and sewing kit. Pictures are included in this article.

Christmas Crafts 1975 star[offsite link]
December 1975 Friend: Instructions for making a disposable apron, animal cracker pin, knitted bells, holiday place mat, and a candy-cane man. The mentioned patterns are not shown online, so you will need to find the magazine or create your own.

Christmas Crossword Puzzle star[offsite link]
A crossword puzzle printed on a Christmas tree background. Various words related to the holiday. Upper grade school or older.

Christmas Decorations and Gifts 1982 star[offsite link]
December 1982 Friend: German Elf, Cotton Swab Decorations, Nut Tree, Snowing Paperweight, Clothespin Doll, School Photo Bookmark, Christmas Critters, Lollipop Cookies, Sweet Vanilla Sachets, Orange Gift Sip. No Photos online.

Christmas Decorations and Ornaments 1977 star[offsite link]
December 1977 Friend: Tissue Ornaments, Heirloom Tree Ornaments, Triple Bells, Pasta Trees. No photos online.

Christmas Quiz star[offsite link]
This quiz is a good way to begin a Family Home Evening lesson about Christmas. Find out what your family already knows.

Christmas Workshop star[offsite link]
This article has basic instructions to make a rudy walnut ornament, ice-skates ornament, homemade Christmas tree, bookworm bookmark, embossed Christmas tags or card, and a gingerbread ornament. Any patterns mentioned are not shown online, so you will need to find the actual magazine or create your own.

Christmas Workshop 1981 star[offsite link]
Recipes and crafts include: peanut butter logs, gumdrops, Santa´s Whiskers (recipe), noodle art, punch pattern ornaments, paraffin block Christmas cards, missionary bank, Ojos de Dios (yarn diamonds on crossed sticks), pincushion box, tie or scarf rack, blue jeans hobbyhorse, Santa puppet, salt dough frame, sewing kit, and ribbon Christmas tree.

Christmas Workshop 1989 star[offsite link]
Friend, December 1989: Instructions for Sock Holder, Cherry Chocolate Cookies, Chocolate Icing, Cinnamon Christmas Tree, Penguin Fridge Freshener, Chipped Beef Cheese Ball, Holly Wreath, Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars, Frosted Candy Canes, Christmas Salad, Santa Sack. No photos online.

Christmas Workshop 1996 star[offsite link]
December 1996 Friend: Christmas Sandwich Cookies, Popcorn Lollipops, Cherry Cheese Tarts, Wall Hanging, Fragrant Gifts

Christmas Workshop 1998 star[offsite link]
December 1998 Friend: Star of David, Bubble Wrap and Card, Pretty Pots, Colorful Streamers, Chocolate Mousse Balls, Cheese Casserole, Banana Whip, Rudolph Red-Nosed Cookies, Stained Glass Cookies, Individual Cheese Logs, Vanilla Custard Fruit Bowl

Christmas Workshop 2000 star[offsite link]
December 2000 Friend: Baby Jesus Ornament, Wooden Manger, Pop-up Photo Card, Angel Hair Pizza, Christmas Tree Salad, Caramel Crunch Turtles

Christmas Workshop 2002 star[offsite link]
December 2002 Friend: Colorful Popcorn Balls, Star of David, Sandpaper Gingerbread People, Nativity Garland (my favorite!)

Easy Bread Dough Nativity Craft star
Brought back from last year, this popular article features a simple craft you can do with your children. All it takes is a loaf of bread and a bottle of glue and your family will produce lots of laughter and a cherished holiday decoration.

Easy Pinecone Crafts star
Just in time for the season! These easy pinecone crafts will give you an afternoon of fun, so gather your children together or call over your best friends. Your house will fill with laughter, memories and the wonderful scents of the season.

Nutshell Santa Ornament 1978 star[offsite link]
Instructions to make a Nutshell Santa Ornament.

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