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My mistletoe

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Use this craft to explain the mistletoe tradition to your group.


1. Gather your material. You will need miniature marshmallows (to represent berries), a wooden dowel, green grass-like material, red and green pipe cleaners, small metallic leaves, a green hair tie, and red ribbon.

 

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2. Wrap the red pipe cleaners around the wooden dowel to give it a festive look.

 

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3. Thread a few metallic leaves onto five green pipe cleaners. The leaves I found at the dollar store had tiny holes at the base of each leaf.

 

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4. Wrap the top of the green pipe cleaners around a handful of green grass-like material.

 

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5. Use the hair tie to secure the greenery to the top of the dowel.

 

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6. Bend and twist the green pipe cleaners as you wish to represent mistletoe. Glue a few marshmallows at the top to represent white berries. Show children pictures of mistletoe on the Internet so they know what their craft is supposed to look like.

 

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7. Use the ribbon to add a pretty bow. Show children how they can hold their mistletoe above their head to request a kiss from a family member or friend. Trust me, there will be lots of laughing involved...especially among sisters!

 

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Patricia-Ann Morisson


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