Here is Ted’s Christmas tree card, which he made a few weeks ago. He wanted to make one with fingerprints, like he had recently in school, and also cotton buds, which he dipped into paint. He had great fun with fingerprints, then while it was drying scoured our craft supplies for suitable decorations. Continue reading
A super quick and simple Christmas tree stained glass window to bring a bit of Christmas cheer to a wet and windy day. Continue reading
We decided to decorate this tiny chest of drawers with snowflakes cut out from a Christmas napkin. Our great friend Christine had given Ted this box, which she had painted for him to decorate. It now looks festive with snowflakes sparkling over it. Continue reading
Today, Ted has been in the mood to make all things Christmas – pretty much all day, so there are going to be a host of Christmas posts coming up soon. He has wanted to make some secret presents for his Dad, and this is one of the first – we made these Christmas clothes peg book marks together as they are pretty tricky for little fingers. Ted is trying to keep them a surprise until the big day itself. Continue reading
Ted brought home this candy cane reindeer, made as a present for him by one of the wonderful teaching assistants in his class. He was so thrilled that she had made it especially for him, that I wanted to share it with you here. It is such a great idea and looks great on our tree.
Ted has had a wonderful time in school in the run up to Christmas, thanks to his fantastic teacher and assistants. They have had loads of great ideas – here is another of Ted’s Christmas tree decorations that he made in School for this Christmas. He was so excited to show it to us and put it on our tree himself. I love the idea of personalising a Christmas tree bauble like this.
Here is Ted’s lollipop Christmas tree that he made in school. This week he came laden with wonderful Christmas crafts he had made in school, and was beside himself with excitement. He couldn’t wait to show us what he had made and this decoration is now on our tree.
Each year we make some new decorations to add to our tree, here are our Fimo hearts and stars that we made this year. Continue reading
I was making some fairies for the Christmas Crafts workshops that I am running this week and next and Ted loved them and wanted make one of this own, which is in the middle. He thought our Christmas tree will need an angel on top, so has added a halo to his. I know that Christmas is weeks and weeks away, but we can’t wait to put them on our Christmas tree – I am sure that between now and Christmas these three fairies will be joined by many more. We have been using some wonderful fluffy wool for some of our fairies which gives them a really magic quality. Continue reading
In all of our excitement about Christmas, Ted and I have already secretly started to make pop up Christmas cards, and have tried this very simple version of a pop up Christmas tree card. It looks really effective and can be decorated in so many different ways – Ted used stick on stars and spots as baubles, but it would look wonderful with glue and glitter, ribbon, the list is endless. Continue reading