Advent Countdown Day 7!

The weather is really chilly for Texas this year, so, for day 7, we took a stroll down memory lane and I taught my kiddos how to make a popcorn/cranberry chain!  This was one of my favorite things to do when I was little.  Not only is this fun (though a little messy!), but it also gives the birds & squirrels a little treat.  🙂

I popped up two bowls of popcorn–one to string & one to eat, and brought out a small bag of frozen cranberries from the freezer.  After setting the kids up with towels to work on, a nice blunt needle with a big eye, and some pretty yarn, they went to town.

They were happy for two hours watching a Christmas movie and stringing their popcorn & cranberries.

                          

They created some really long chains–I couldn’t believe the little bag of cranberries lasted that long!

They hung the chains up on the one bush that didn’t have Christmas lights on it.  🙂

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