Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Littles Learning Link Up: December 18, 2018: Coffee Filter Angels

Each month you will find:
  • A seasonal round-up (usually toward the beginning of the month)
  • Posts where I share what I have been up to with my early elementary children (including occasional highlight posts where I share how we used ideas that have been linked up here on Littles Learning Link Up).
Each week, I will host a link up, where you can share either what you have been up to recently, or old posts that may go with the theme.  Feel free to link up more than one post.

Each week I will continue to feature a couple of posts from those that have been linked up. 

I hope you will continue to share your wonderful posts, and I hope you will find something new to try with your child(ren).

It would be great for everyone to stop by and visit the other linked-up posts as well. Check them out, leave some comments, pin those that interest you. Let's make this a real party and socialize with each other.

What have we been up to?

We have been keeping busy, trying to get caught up, like I mentioned last week. We have been busy with Melk too. I will again be sharing pictures of the fun we are having with him on this week's Wordless Wednesday, including pictures from our church's Christmas program this weekend. 

One of the crafts Melk had us make was a Coffee Filter Angel. I helped him find a suitable project. Each year we have made some sort of angel with Melk, as it is part of the lesson of God caring for us. This year he wanted to do something a bit different. These turned out really cute. There are several ideas out there, and this was my favorite as it was simple and didn't have a lot of materials needed. 

Coffee Filter Angels

All you need for each angel is:

3 coffee filters
1 pipe cleaner
2 cotton balls.
and a hot glue gun for putting it together
plus some tape

First we put the cotton balls in the middle of one coffee filter and scrunched the filter around them. We secured it with a half of a pipe cleaner, crossing once and then forming loops to make it look like a bow. I added some hot glue to keep it from coming apart.

Then we took a second coffee filter and twisted the middle to a point so it could go up, inside the first one to form the gown.

We attached it by putting some hot glue inside the bottom of the head.

We then folded the last coffee filter in half and attached it to the back of the angel with the hot glue gun. Then we added the second half of the pipe cleaner to the back of the neck and twisted it into a halo. We finished by gluing on the thread so we could hang it up. It did need to be secured with some tape.

My angel is above the Advent Countdown Tree.

And the children's are hanging in our doorway.

Let's take a look at that review schedule real quick:

The Crew year is over, and we won't be getting any new review products until January. However, I do still have a couple of single review products we are working on (these are the ones that I don't publish on my blog, instead they are posted on the Old Schoolhouse Magazine website). We are reading a book called Animals in Time Volume 1: Historical Empires and Civilizations. This also came with an Activity Book. And the children are working on an activity box from Cooper & Kid with their dad.

Here are a few things I would like to share with you:

Christmas is next week! Can you believe it?

Here are some fun Christmas Round Ups

Fun, Festive, and Delightful Gingerbread House Round Up

If you'd like some Gingerbread Cookies to go with those Gingerbread Houses, I invite you to check out my Come and Catch 'Em Gingerbread Man Round Up

To go with the Angel craft above:

Angels We Have Heard on High Round Up

And some more Christmas round ups.

Now onto:
Littles Learning Link Up Features

On my last Littles Learning Link Up post, there were 7 wonderful post linked up. I will be featuring the most clicked on post, plus one randomly selected post.

Please, don't forget to stop by other posts that are linked up. See what catches your eye, stop by, pin the post to a relevant board, and perhaps leave a comment to let the author of the blog know you have been by for a visit. I know I appreciate others commenting and letting me know they have read my posts, so I am sure others do too.

This week's randomly selected post is:

Nicole from Mama of Many Blessings shared Christmas Around the World.

This week's most clicked on post is:

Kelly from Our Everyday Harvest shared Frugal & Fun Holiday Craft Ideas for Kids.

Join the Party!

I would love to have you join in this week! What sort of activities do you do with your young children? Do you have some favorite activities you would like to share? I invite you to link up below. I will be pinning posts on one of my relevant boards, and I would love to feature some of the activities each week from what is linked up.

Please know I may share a picture from your post and link back to it, along with sharing how we used your idea in our school time. By linking up you are giving me permission to use a picture from your post. I will ALWAYS give credit and link back. Additionally, if you choose to try out any of the ideas with your child, please make sure you give credit where credit is due.

Linky will be open through Monday night, to give me time to check out all the posts and get the Features organized. Please take the time to visit some of the other wonderful posts linked up.

No button currently, and there won't be one until I can figure it out seeing as Photobucket has changed things. Feel free to still share the picture in place of the button. Just link it to my Littles Learning Link Up permalink please.

I am sharing over at

Homeschool Coffee Break


  1. Love your Gingerbread House Round up. So many great ideas. Happy Holidays!

  2. There are some good ideas here. I think I linked up right? Thanks for hosting this link.

  3. Love this craft!!!!!!!!! Pinned it on my Christmas board :) :) Thanks for sharing :) :)

  4. These are so cute. I think I have all the supplies.


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