kid-made diy: Nutcracker Ballet

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The Nutcracker Ballet – the quintessential holiday ballet.  I loved going to see the Nutcracker as a child – my Dad was a professor at the local University and would take us to the student run show every year.  Loved it – loved seeing Clara dancing around in her pink tutu (even though I had no desire whatsoever to be a ballerina), she was so beautiful.

With V trying out ballet for the first time this year I thought it would be a great time to introduce the Nutcracker to both V&T.  They loved the story!!  We first read the book, then we took these easy projects to our homeschool co-op friends house & did them as a group!

First the ballerina!





MAKE THE BALLERINA

you’ll need…

Celebrate the season with this SUPER SIMPLE Nutcracker & Ballerina kid-made craft with free printable | @mamamissblog  #nutcracker #freeprintable

how to…

  • Have your child color the ballerina’s skirt (the cupcake liners) – I kept mine white for the tutorial but we had the kids color them all :)
  • Tape the Q-tips together, two legs, two arms, and a torso/head – so that they look like a person – like the picture above.
  • Once your child has colored the “skirts” – fold the liners in half & snip a small hole in the top of each one.
  • Place the skirts on your ballerina, layering the skirts (biggest on the bottom).  Tape them in place under the skirt after you decide the placement.
  • Twirl your little ballerina!

Celebrate the season with this SUPER SIMPLE Nutcracker & Ballerina kid-made craft with free printable | @mamamissblog  #nutcracker #freeprintable

Celebrate the season with this SUPER SIMPLE Nutcracker & Ballerina kid-made craft with free printable | @mamamissblog  #nutcracker #freeprintable

Next the Nutcracker!

Celebrate the season with this SUPER SIMPLE Nutcracker & Ballerina kid-made craft with free printable | @mamamissblog  #nutcracker #freeprintable

 

MAKE THE NUTCRACKER

you’ll need…

how to…

  • Cut out the nutcracker along the border.
  • Have your child color the nutcracker – I colored mine in Photoshop for the tutorial but we had the kids color them all :)
  • Once your child has colored the nutcracker, tape it around the paper roll.
  • Now for some Nutcracker Ballet pretend play – all without any pinched fingers in a real nutcracker ;)

Continue the learning fun…

Celebrate the season with this SUPER SIMPLE Nutcracker & Ballerina kid-made craft with free printable | @mamamissblog  #nutcracker #freeprintable

 

I also created another nutcracker learning printable – a coloring/writing page :)

And there are so many Nutcracker Ballet books too – one to suit everyone’s interests – preschool-elementary, pop-up, chapter, picture…

What’s your favorite part of the Nutcracker ballet?!

 

Looking for more Nutcracker activities?  Check out these as well…

Celebrate the season with this SUPER SIMPLE Nutcracker & Ballerina kid-made craft with free printable | @mamamissblog  #nutcracker #freeprintable

WillowDay // Nutcracker Clothespins

The Life of Jennifer Dawn // Nutcracker Gift Tags

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