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Christmas Crafts

reindeer-frame 14/12/2017
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Festive Reindeer Photo Frame

Elusive, doe-eyed and beautiful, reindeers are a symbol of wintertime magic. This fun picture frame is simple to make and gives children the opportunity to practice fine motor skills. To make these you will need the following: 4 x craft sticks  Red pom poms  Googly eyes Brown paint Brown paper White card (8 x 8cm)  Small twigs for antlers 2 x leaves for ears White glue Hot melt glue  Scissors  To make a Reindeer Photo Frame Using a hot glue gun, an adult fixes the craft sticks together to make... Read More

14/12/2017
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Snowman Shoot Bowling Game – Christmas Crafts

A fun and festive game! To make this you will need the following: 6 polystyrene cups 2 polystyrene balls 12 small buttons Orange and black card Scissors Glue To make the Snowman Shoot game: To make your first snowman, take a polystyrene cup. Glue on two buttons for eyes. Let the glue dry before moving onto the next step. Take the orange card and cut out a carrot nose. Glue it into place. Next, take the black card and cut out four small circles for the snowman’s mouth. Stick the... Read More

14/12/2017
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Paper Plate Christmas Wreaths

To make these paper plate Christmas Wreaths you will need: Paper plates either plain or colourful Pipe cleaners  Coloured tissue paper  Mixed decorations e.g. gems, pom poms, sequins, glitter, bells etc Sticky tape Glue stick Scissors Hole punch To make the Paper Plate Wreath: Use a pair of scissors to carefully cut out the centre of the plate. The ring that remains will become your wreath. If using a white paper plate, paint the plate green and leave to dry Punch a hole through the top of the wreath. Thread a... Read More

12/12/2017
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Festive Puppets Craft Idea for Christmas

Get into the festive spirit with a good old-fashioned puppet show.Either use the characters we’ve created here, or let the childrencome up with their own. Encourage them to make up their own play too! To make the Santa puppets you will need: Cardboard toilet roll tubes A selection of coloured card or paint Mini red pom poms White card Corrugated card Googly eyes White felt or cotton wool Scissors Glue To make the Santa puppet… Start by covering the tube with either red card or red paint. Cut out a... Read More

bottle snowman 23/11/2016
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Festive Bottled Snowmen – Christmas Crafts

These cute bottled snowmen are very quick and easy to make. Each one can have its own personality and the children will love decorating their own personal snowmen! To make these bottled snowmen, you will need the following: A Clean, Dry, Transparent Plastic Bottle Cotton Wool A Wooden Spoon Scissors Craft Buttons Glue Coloured Card Fabric Scraps A Sock How to make a Bottled Snowman Remove any labels from your bottle and make sure it’s rinsed out and dry. Fill the bottle with the cotton wool. Make sure it goes all the... Read More

23/11/2016
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Lolly Stick Christmas Tree Shape Decorations

A simple and colourful way to create some hanging decorations this festive period. To make these you will need the following: Coloured Lolly SticksThin Gold CardGlue Dots or PVA GlueScissorsSticky TapeGold RibbonA selection of decorations e.g. Sequins, Foam Glitter Shapes, Glitter Pom Poms,Plastic Jewels, Glitter Dots, Pipe Cleaners etc. To make a Lolly Stick Tree Decoration: Decide on the shape of your decoration, snowflake or Christmas tree. For the snowflake, take 4 blue lolly sticks. Arrange them to make 2 overlapping crosses. Use the glue dots or PVA glue to... Read More

23/11/2016
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Make Your Own Advent Forest

Here’s an advent calendar with a twist to add to the classroom Christmas decorations this year. An ideal group festive activity to engage the children and hide a sweet under each forest tree for the run up to Christmas. To make these you will need the following: Large Cardboard Egg Tray 6 x A4 Sheets of Thin Green Card Scissors Green Paint Paintbrush PVA Glue Silver Glitter Small White Pom Poms Sticky Tape Small White Stickers Felt Tip Pen How to make an Advent Forest: Take the large cardboard egg... Read More

Make a Snowman Christmas Card 25/11/2015
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Make A Snowman Christmas Card

A simple Christmas craft activity for young children to make and take home. What do I need to make a Glittery Snowman Christmas Card?  Craft Essentials: Snowman template (download it here) A4 Black Card Good quality glue stick Scissors Suggestions for Decoration: Tinsel Pipe Cleaners Glitter Googly Eyes Glitter Glue Sparkly Pompoms Ribbon Sequins Jewels How to make a Sparkly Snowman Christmas Card Step 1: Print the Snowman template (includes: body, head and hat for two snowmen) and cut out. Fold the black card in half and glue the snowman shapes... Read More

05/12/2014
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Christmas Crafts for Early Years

With Christmas just over two weeks away, now is an ideal time to get young children involved in Christmas creative craft activities. Now is a great time to get children involved in making Christmas cards to take home and give to their parents and relatives. Craft activities are both a great fun and creative pastime as well as an educational tool for young children. They can also aid learning in other EYFS educational areas such as language skills, music, art, science, maths and even health and nutrition. Getting involved in... Read More