By now you know that we in the Moon house are a bit crazy for all things Fancy Nancy. Even the boys don't mind the fancy insanity because it brings so much cheer to our home.
For her birthday, Samantha got the Fancy Nancy Splendiferous Christmas.
In the book, Nancy breaks the angel tree topper and the family has to make their own from pipe cleaners, pompoms, and a paper plate.
Who could ask for more? Fancy Nancy AND and art project all in the same book!
After reading the book, Samantha and I took a trip to the craft store and bought everything we needed to make our own.
First, paint the plate red. You could also take the easy route and use a red Solo plate.
Once the paint dries tape or glue pipe cleaners around the back of the plate. I tried glue and they wouldn't stay, so I ended up taping the pipe cleaners in place.
Next, glue the pompoms to the ends of the pipe cleaners. I used hot glue for this part.
To mount the topper, glue a party hat to the back of the plate.
I glued some tinsel to the hat for a little more "bling".
Now it is time to decorate the front. Cut out a star and glue it to the plate.
In the book Nancy uses gift bows to decorate the star. We only had one bow so we used small ornaments for the rest.
Decorate with whatever else you have on hand.
Don't forget the bow at the bottom!
This topper was so fun to make and I know it means a lot to my daughter.
Making the tree fancy.
Mommy's little helper.
Our tree is a crazy hodge podge of everything we love, with more homemade ornaments on the way.
Is there a theme to your tree this year?
P.S. Don't overlook party and office supply stores, like Staples, for good deals.
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