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Eight Maids a-Milking Craft

Eight Maids a-Milking Craft

On the eighth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me eight maids a-milking, seven swans a-swimming, six geese a-laying, five gold rings, four calling birds, three French hens, two turtle doves, and a partridge in a pear tree. For the eighth day of Christmas this year, my daughter and I made eight maids with buckets of milk from construction paper.

Materials

  • Blue, white, beige, black, brown, and red construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Blue and pink markers

Instructions

  1. Cut the blue paper into eight dress shapes.
  2. Cut the white paper into eight apron shapes and eight small ovals.
  3. Cut the beige paper into sixteen short strips, eight small ovals, and sixteen tiny ovals.
  4. Cut the black paper into sixteen tiny ovals and eight wiggly arch hair shapes.
  5. Cut the brown paper into sixteen bucket shapes.
  6. Glue two beige strips to the bottom back of each blue dress shape.
  7. Turn the dresses over and glue the white aprons to the front of each dress.
  8. Glue the tiny black ovals to the bottom of each leg.
  9. Glue the tiny beige ovals to the end of each arm.
  10. Glue the black hair on the beige ovals.
  11. Glue the heads to the dresses.
  12. Draw two blue eyes and one pink mouth on the face of each maid.
  13. Glue the eight maids to the red paper.
  14. Glue the white oval to the top of each brown bucket shape.
  15. Blue a milk bucket on one hand of each maid.
  16. Display the eight maids a-milking.

Paper Pieces for the Eight Maids a-Milking Craft Gluing the Legs to the Dresses for the Eight Maids a-Milking Craft

Gluing the Aprons to the Dresses for the Eight Maids a-Milking Craft Gluing the Hands and Shoes to the Dresses for the Eight Maids a-Milking Craft

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Gluing the Eight Maids to the Red Paper Drawing Eyes and Mouths on the Eight Maids

Gluing the Milk Buckets to the Hands of the Eight Maids Eight Maids a-Milking Craft

Also check out the rest of my Twelve Days of Christmas crafts.

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Image Credits

Eight Maids a-Milking Craft © 2015 Heather Johnson
Paper Pieces for the Eight Maids a-Milking Craft © 2015 Heather Johnson
Gluing the Legs to the Dresses for the Eight Maids a-Milking Craft © 2015 Heather Johnson
Gluing the Aprons to the Dresses for the Eight Maids a-Milking Craft © 2015 Heather Johnson
Gluing the Hands and Shoes to the Dresses for the Eight Maids a-Milking Craft © 2015 Heather Johnson
Gluing the Eight Maids to the Red Paper © 2015 Heather Johnson
Drawing Eyes and Mouths on the Eight Maids © 2015 Heather Johnson
Gluing the Milk Buckets to the Hands of the Eight Maids © 2015 Heather Johnson
Eight Maids a-Milking Craft © 2015 Heather Johnson

Written by Heather Johnson

Heather is a writer, librarian, linguist, wife, and mother who loves her husband, children, dogs, and cats. She has a bachelor's degree in English with a minor in creative writing and master's degrees in library and information science and English studies with a concentration in linguistics.

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