Nutcrackers

 

For a fun festive activity, I bought some blank wooden nutcrackers for my sons to paint.  I am actually not a huge fan of nutcrackers – I find them a little creepy – but my kids like them.  I think they appeal to them for largely nostalgic reasons: my mother-in-law has a large collection of nutcrackers so the kids associate them with fun-filled Christmases spent at their grandparents’ house.  Somehow, despite my mild aversion to nutcrackers, we now have a small collection of our own that appear every December.  Now we have four more!

Nutcracker 1

Nutcracker 2

Nutcracker 3

Nutcracker 5

The nutcrackers were created by, from left to right, my 11, 13, 7, and 9 year olds.

Nutcracker 4