Learning Standard Ruler Skills

As a school teacher, it’s not uncommon for students to question when they will use a specific skill in real life.  Ruler skills are probably among the most useful skills that I think students will need throughout their lives. Unfortunately, it seems that ruler skills are also one of the most difficult things to get students to grasp. 

Learning Ruler Skills | How to Use a Ruler | Measuring | Math Skills

Over the last few years, I have included more and more projects that require precise measurements.… Read the rest

Christmas Punch

I don’t think I can imagine a Christmas without Christmas Punch. Christmas Punch was a tradition in my family when I was growing up and it has become a tradition in my family since I married and moved out on my own. 

The ingredients for Christmas Punch are simple and you can mix it in a punch bowl or a pitcher.… Read the rest

Christmas Crafting – Super Easy One-Minute Fudge

Fudge is a Christmas staple. It also has the reputation of being difficult to make. Well, it doesn’t have to be!

My friend, Heidi, brought this fudge to my Handmade Ornament Party. We all raved about it and when she told us how easy it was to make we were shocked.… Read the rest

Christmas Crafting – Recycled Book Pages Heart Ornament

Here is another fun and simple ornament to fulfill your crafting needs. Again, I am using paper that I cut from an old book. You can also use pretty craft paper but I love the “old world charm” of the book pages. 

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rectangular strips of paper

Recycled Book Pages Heart Ornament

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Christmas Crafting – Recycled Book Pages Circle Ornament

Welcome to another episode of Christmas Crafting. Today, I am making a really easy ornament out of recycled book pages. You could also use pretty craft paper but I love that this has a recycling element to it. 

Christmas Crafting recycled book pages circle

To get started you will need a few supplies:

old book (or crafting paper)
circle punch 

Check out my video below for the steps to assemble the ornament.… Read the rest

Christmas Crafting – Candy Cane Wreath

Welcome to the latest episode of Christmas Crafting with JulieDKohl!

I have been having so much fun with this series and I hope you are enjoying it too. Today I’ve got a tutorial for this adorable candy cane wreath. I saw a similar one on Pinterest and thought the red and white candy cane would contrast beautifully with my blue front door. 

candy cane wreath tutorial

Candy Cane Wreath Tutorial

Watch this easy to follow tutorial.… Read the rest

Handmade Christmas Ornament Party and a Paper Star Tutorial

For the last two years, my friend Alicia and I have hosted a Handmade Christmas Ornament Party.

We gather 8-10 friends, and everyone brings supplies and instructions to make one ornament. At the end of the day, everyone goes home with 8-10 handmade ornaments.… Read the rest