Frozen water balloons
Had to take a break from screens as I was experiencing some vertigo. Much better now so here is an experiment to try when is very cold outside. Fill balloons with water and food colouring and leave them to freeze. Peel off the balloon when frozen and have fun.
Well one is made of ginger bread the other is from bread sticks dipped in chocolate. These are great to make but they can take a lot of time if made from scratch. The reward however is much greater when you do it from yourself.
Foam sheet cards
Get the kids to make some cards using A4 foam sheets, stickers, glue and other crafts materials. Have fun.
Sequin Christmas decorations
Make some sparkly tree decorations with your little ones with cardboard, good quality glue and sequins.
Here is an alternative to the traditional paper chain Christmas garland. Make little paper baubles using 5 strips of paper (or any uneven number). Staple the top together. Cut the middle one shorter, then the pair next to it slightly longer and leave the outside pair the longest. Staple the other end making sure the […]
No need for instructions for this one. Get a large amount of baubles and put them on a string or some yarn.
Milk bottle snowmen
Similar to the Halloween lanterns you can make snowmen and add funny hats or ear mufs and orange felt noses. Use a glue gun and quality paints to beat the rain and snow or use a spray to seal your work. Cut the bottle at the back to add lights.
Snowman wooden sign
Find an old wooden plank and paint a snowman with acrylics. Use it for your outdoor decor. You could add some wording if you have space (welcome or let it snow). Seal it with some waterproof glossy spray.
I made a beautiful Christmas village with a few handmade cardboard and fabric houses, some instant snow, miniature trees and statues and some lights. I also hidden Alexa in one of the houses so our little town has music too.
Cardboard & fabric houses
I have been making a few cardboard houses for a little Christmas village. I always loved the miniature festive villages, but buying enough of them to make a display can cost a fortune. These houses are made with cardboard boxes, scrap fabric and some Christmas ribbon, buttons and ornaments. Cut the walls of the houses […]