So lots of my recent posts have been about crafting and I’m sorry, but it’s just what’s been keeping us sane whilst it’s raining outside and we can’t/don’t want to go to soft play or the cinema. If you’re in the same boat and would love some crafting ideas for the Christmas season then keep reading!
Rudolph Christmas Cards
Blank cards or card you can fold
Small red pom poms
Teddy loves googley eyes at the moment so we started with those! Some looked great while others looked very peculiar indeed but all beautiful to a mothers eye! Once Teddy got going sticking eyes I used a hot glue gun to stick a small red pom pom under wherever Teddy had put the eyes while Harry was putting pom poms into an empty plastic bottle and taking them out again! Great for developing fine motor skills and included him in this part of the activity!
Once we’d added all the eyes and noses we needed some antlers. I tried shaping a brown pipe cleaner and using that but it didn’t work so with Teddy’s help Harry added two painted finger prints for the antlers and hey presto! Super easy and something everyone can get involved in!
Rudolph Family Portraits
Small Red Pom Poms
Off the back of the rudolph cards we created a Rudolph family similar to our autumn leaf family. This time I started by glueing the noses and then Teddy added eyes and Harry added antlers. This is a great one to do for grandparents and give as a present too! Frame is from Ikea with the acrylic front left off!
Paper Plate Wreaths
Squares of Coloured Paper ( We used red and green to make it look like a wreath with Holly berries!)
Both Teddy and Harry loved this one! Especially the glue stick part! What is it about a glue stick that kids love, it keeps them quiet for ages!
If you have a steady hand you can start by cutting the centre out of a paper plate so they know where to glue and stick. I didn’t bother and Harry stuck his in the middle of the plate which was unique and fine by me! Teddy glued the whole plate but with a little direction from me he stuck his paper around the edges and it looks beautiful!
I’ve stuck them both on the wall and I think they’ll remain part of our decorations box for as long as they survive!