This is How to Make Mobiles
I am going to make a snowflake mobile for Christmas!
I am planning to make a snowflake mobile for our Christmas decorations next season. This year we are on an Island in Chile. It is summer here now so the idea of anything Christmas related doesn’t make that much sense. It is interesting to explore the cultural importance of holidays and celebrations. I still am planning how we will spend next Christmas as I see it as being really special as this year we are celebrating in a much different way than usual. We did spend a Christmas and New Year’s holiday in Mexico in a rustic village on Baja California seven years ago. This was a great experience for the eldest two of our children. They were really bored for the first two days since the environment was completely different than they were used to! The ways that they entertained themselves did not exist. They were mad at me for a day or two and then all of a sudden they both were happy and playing with the other children. After the trip was over they spoke to me about how much fun they had in Mexico. They learned about how families in Mexico live and celebrate the holidays. They learned that many people in the world live with a lot less than we were used to in the United States. I am planning How to Make Mobiles as I want to celebrate in a traditional way next Christmas. I think it will hold more meaning for me. I am not very traditional and always feel super stressed out by the consumerism of the U.S. American Christmas celebration. Next year thought I think I will be removed from the consumerism pressures and just enjoy the celebration with my family.
Making a Snowflake Mobile would be a fun family project!
This is How to Make Mobiles
I am thinking we would research different cutting and folding methods of making paper snowflakes. I can find a book at the library or online. We can then experiment with what looks pretty. We can use recycled papers or special papers. We can also give them out as gifts if the mobiles turn out well. Even young children who are allowed to use scissors could help with this project! I think hanging the snowflakes off of a nice stick would be cool and kind of rustic looking! I am planning that we will use white papers yet we might use pretty papers with colors and decorations as well. We also may use recycled papers.
This is How to Make Mobiles for decorations!
We will consider making tiny snowflake mobiles to hang on the Christmas tree as an ornament. We tend to always make some handmade decorations as part of our Christmas celebration. Two years ago at Christmas we made pop-cycle stick ornaments for the tree. We also made origami cranes, and popcorn strings for our tree. It was fun and the little children loved it! The pop-cycle stick ornaments were perfect for the smaller children. The cranes were a bit complicated and time consuming yet super fun! I am picturing making tiny snowflakes on tiny mobiles for the tree. I am planning for the tree ornaments we could use gold or silver string to hang the snowflakes. This would add an element of fanciness to the snowflake mobiles for Christmas ornaments.
This Christmas is very untraditional for us!
This year we are going to eat seafood. This is not what we usually get to do for Christmas. We will get to walk to a beach and enjoy a Sunny warm day! We are not used to enjoying Summer Solstice for Christmas instead of Winter Solstice! We will be watching a different culture celebrate the holidays. This is why I am day dreaming about How to Make Mobiles as decorations for next Christmas. This is an invaluable experience for my family! It will give us a perspective on our lives in the United States. It seems that it is helping me relax some about things that would normally stress me out. Traveling is amazing and it really pushes ones comfort levels. Especially if one doesn’t stay in five star resorts. We have been living as Chilean’s would. Except for the really poor Chilean’s, we do not have a lot money but we have been able to buy really good food for cooking with. The standard of living in Chile is quite high though. There is a big divide between rich and poor here with a small middle income class. I still have a bunch to learn about this culture. Today we are going to visit a museum that is based on the mythology of this Island. I cannot wait! Happy Holidays to all in all the forms celebrated!