• Craft Doohickies

    Button Xmas Cards/Kid’s Craft

    This is a very simple idea for little ones to make a Christmas card. We used it as a craft activity with the pre-school children this year, and they love it when they sprinkle the glitter over the glue and see the words unfold when you shake it off. Materials: Packet of assorted buttons, white or coloured card, pen, glitter and glue. These are quite easy to make and a succession of photographs is really unnecessary because by just looking at the finished card you can see how it’s made. Fold over your card and from the top coming down draw five or six lines of different lengths and draw a…

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    Bauble Woolly Hats for Cats (I mean Christmas Trees!)

    This is a lovely idea for making tree decorations for your Christmas Tree. I went into my regular school placement on Monday and was greeted by a hula hoop suspended from the ceiling wrapped in tinsel with these cute little woolly hats hanging down on strings of cotton. It reminded me of those mobiles you can buy for your baby that hang over their pram and provide them with hours of visual entertainment. They looked really difficult to make and I asked the teacher for the know-how on putting them together. It’s quite simple. In fact, it’s that simple my mum made 4 of them yesterday in record time and…

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    Christmas Decorations for Kids

    I made cute Rudolf and Christmas tree decorations last year with the Nursery Children I was working with and took a photograph.  I’ve also included a photograph of the craft stuff you’ll need as Christmas is on its merry way and young children will love making them with you. They are really easy to put together and will look great hanging on your Christmas tree. Stuff you’ll need: (All of these bits can generally be bought in pound shops so that you’ll not have to spend too much) Pom Pom’s, coloured and plain lollypop sticks, mini plastic jewels, glitter, shiny ribbon, craft glue, pipe cleaners and googly eyes. Method for Rudolf: Glue together…