We have been getting crafty this week and made some Christmas decorations. They were so much fun to make I thought I would share them.
Christmas Bauble Decorations
Do you have any christmas decorations that are looking a bit tired? Why not let the kids lose with some paint and make some unique baubles to hang on the tree?
All you need:
- Little helpers with paintbrushes and fingers
We had some baubles that we haven’t used the last few years so we just let the kids paint them. L used his fingers to make spots and D painted them.
Easy peasy and once dry you can hang them on your tree.
P.S. Don’t do what I did. I dropped them on the carpet when hanging them up to dry – whoops!
Frosty the Snowman
I have to admit I cannot take the credit for this fun craft, it was Daddy monkey who came up with the idea.
So all you need is:
- black card
- potato cut in half
- black and orange pen
- white paint
So, this is also very easy but you need to do it in two parts.
You dip the cut in half potato into white paint and use them as stamps to make snowman shapes on black card.
You need to then leave this to dry completely
Use the scissors to cut out the snowman shape, including a black hat on top. This saves having to cut out a hat later and sticking it on. Then use the black and orange pen to make the eyes, nose, mouth and scarf. Then just thread some string through the hat to hang them up.
I would love to know how you get on if you try this out. These crafts are great for a rainy December day.
I love it because I can keep these crafts in years to come, little keepsakes of Christmas 2016.