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This year I have been having so much fun discovering my crafty side with the kids. Our holiday crafts have been my favorite so far because I love having the little handmade touches around the house.
A few weeks ago I got the idea to make a Christmas village out of cookies. I love that this is a craft you can eat when you're done since this DIY Christmas village is made out of snack-sized cookie boxes. This might also be a fun little gift for a coworker or for the kids to give to their friends because who doesn't love cookies?
You probably already have most of the supplies needed for this DIY Christmas village already in your home. For this craft I used snack sized cookie boxes, construction paper, double-sided tape, markers, and if you feel like getting a little more fancy, some glue and jewel embellishments.
Constructing the houses for the village is quite simple. Stick two snack-sized cookie boxes together with a piece of double-sided tape, line it up evenly with the bottom of a piece of contruction paper and cut off the excess so the paper will wrap evenly around the cookie boxes.
Tape the construction paper to the boxes. I then cut yellow squares and black rectangles to make doors and windows. I also cut out some green circles for a couple of the houses to have bushes in front.
Now it's time for the roof. Cut two triangles and tape them to the inside of the paper on top of the boxes on either side. Next, cut a rectangle and fold it in half for your roof. Place it on top of the triangles and use a little dab of glue to keep the roof in place.
You can be as simple or detailed in your styling of the houses as you wish. For this one, I drew a Christmas tree in the window and glued some jewel embellishments to make ornaments for the tree.
Style your village with some white batting for snow, figurines, lights, and anything else that you wish to make it fun and festive. I had these figures packed away from an old Christmas village that I used to set up before I had cats and kids. It was a lot of fun to bring them back out again.
I found everything that I needed for my DIY Christmas village at Walmart. The construction paper and markers were with the art supplies and the snack-sized cookie boxes were in bins right at the front of the store near the checkout. They are so affordably priced that they also make great stocking stuffers, gifts for your mail carrier, or party favors.
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