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  • 24 Days to Christmas!

    Create a Christmas-themed penholder for Lolo or Lola with your tot!
    by Ciara Lazatin-Mapa .
  • Pen Holder

    You will need:

    • Cardboard tubes (from toilet paper rolls)
    • Craft sticks or popsicle sticks
    • Double-sided tape
    • Glitters
    • Ribbon
    • Pompoms


    What to do:

    1. Wrap double-sided tape on both ends of cardboard tube, carefully peeling off one side.
    2. Cover tube with craft sticks by lining them up vertically. Place doublesided tape on both ends.
    3. Wrap a piece of ribbon on top of the double-sided tape. Make sure everything is securely in place.
    4. Decorate with pompoms. You may also spruce it up with old buttons, glitters, and sequins.


    NOTE: This activity is best done with toddlers or preschoolers. Make sure that you supervise your child as he or she handles items that may possibly be swallowed.


    Photography by Miguel Nacianceno


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