Christmas Crafts


Sparkling Christmas Picture

To make a sparkling picture, you will need a piece of plain white paper, a pencil, a piece of dark-colored paper, transparent tape, old newspapers, and a nail.

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    Draw a Christmas scene on the white paper with the pencil. Be sure you include plenty of lights or stars. If it is going to be a gift, you could write the person’s name on it.

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    Tape your drawing to the dark-colored paper.

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    Place the picture on top of a small stack of old newspapers to protect the work surface. Then, using the nail, prick holes in the outline of your drawing. Leave just a little bit of space between each hole, and make sure the hole goes all the way through both the white paper and the dark paper.

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    After you have pricked the holes, carefully remove the white paper and discard it.

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    Hang your picture in a sunny window, or attach it to a lamp shade. The light will shine through the holes in the dark paper and make your drawing sparkle!

[illustration] Illustrated by Denise Kirby, photographed by Tamra Hamblin