5 Easy Christmas gifts 0
I love crafts and I love Christmas so of course I go nuts about Christmas crafts. I don't have time for the big things, I'm a small project, let's just do it quickly, sort of girl. Oh and I'm also simple and cheap!
1 - Button Tree
All you need to do is string them all together. I started with the smaller buttons, went down to the bigger base and the brown buttons and then came back up. Then you can tie a knot at the top. The kids can help to sort the buttons into the different sizes.
Takes you only 5 minutes and it a great activity for the kids learning fine motor skills. They will take longer than 3 minutes.
2 - A simply gorgeous card
3 - Candle Jars
4 - Paint Chip Cards
Cut the green sample colours into triangles, cut the brown into rectangles.
A big tree with three colours is actually my favourite. This tree is one sample card cut into a triangle, the white dividing lines are part of the card.
5 - Woven hearts
A bit of folding and threading and you end up with these gorgeous lollie holders!
Easy Christmas Trees 0
We had a 4 year old friend visiting the other day so we decided to have some easy creative fun. And I do mean EASY and FUN! I don't enjoy cleaning or making the kids do exactly what the instructions say. It has to be fun for all of us, or it doesn't happen!
To have a good time we needed a little bit of preparation:
- Placemats to protect the table.
- Lots of fun colourful glitter glue, buttons and paper.
I put the confetti and small bits into a paint palette to reduce the risk of spilling it everywhere......unfortunately we still managed to get it all over the floor. We ended up having a race to see who could pick up most!
I cut some green paper into tree shapes and let the kids decorate it any way they wanted.
I was surprised that they didn't go for the Santa or HO HO foil confetti that I had - instead they went straight for the packet of mixed buttons that I had picked up at Spotlight.
The glue was the FAVOURITE thing by far!
Some of the finished trees. The kids made 3 each in about an hour of creating (and cleaning up!)
Mum had a bit of a play too!
Here are some of pieces of art mixed in with birthday cards. Lucas took this photo with his brand new camera.
Might have to teach him that the camera needs to be still when he presses that button down.
- Vroom Vroom