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Favourite tried and tested Christmas CRAFT for primary school aged kiddos please!

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tassisssss Wed 07-Nov-12 21:16:33

Anyone got any inspiration??

My favourite is a tea light holder made from air drying clay or salt dough that's cut in the shape of a star using a large star cookie cutter. You plunge a tea light into the middle bit of the star and then remove it while it all dries. Paint gold, glitter optional but hey it's Christmas! (you don't need the clay to dry before doing this, but do with the salt dough!). They're fab. I've made with 100 kids at a church event, and with about 30 cubs and my own brood make them for teachers/helpers/childminders etc. LOVE THEM.

But, I've used that idea, so am looking for something new. Anyone got any inspiration.

Oh it needs to be on a NATIVITY theme please so angels, baby Jesus, stars...


2kidsintow Wed 07-Nov-12 22:08:05

I made these with my class a couple of years ago.

Or these

redlac Wed 07-Nov-12 22:12:31

Have you tried Pinterest? Bet you could find loads of ideas on there


fuzzpig Wed 07-Nov-12 22:55:36

That sounds lovely - we don't usually use candles but I think the DCs are old enough to be careful now, and having home made holders would be wonderful for the table. I have gold and silver spray paints (got them last year and never used them blush) so maybe they'd be good.

Also thanks to another MN thread I might get some thick sharpies and get DD to draw on white plates - apparently you just bake lightly to set the ink. Would be great for grandparent pressies!

Might make some kind of wreath picture with all our handprints - I saw it in the background in the Xmas episode of The Middle grin - I'm thinking DCs do theirs in different shades of green round in a circle, then DH and I can do ours in red to make the bow at the top? Sorry for crap description!

fuzzpig Wed 07-Nov-12 22:56:33

Oh I'm sorry I missed the part about it being nativity based <fail> blush

4forkssake Wed 07-Nov-12 23:34:57

Have a look at yellow moon or baker Ross. They had quite a few nativity themed things

4forkssake Wed 07-Nov-12 23:39:29

Can you buy nativity cookie cutters so you can maybe make biscuits & decorate (although maybe covering baby Jesus in icing & eating him wont go down too well) blush. Or you could use them to make more salt dough tree decorations

tassisssss Thu 08-Nov-12 11:05:09

Thanks everyone, these are great ideas. Keep them coming please.

2kidsintow, funnily enough we did those lollystick stars last year and they were fab!

3bunnies Thu 08-Nov-12 12:51:05

UsWe made angel decorations using a pattern for pipe cleaner fairies, it was in a pack, but if you google pipe cleaner fairies you will get lots of ideas. The ones we did had a bead head (we got wooden ones from hobbycraft), I put in a bit of Christmassy string so we could hang them on the tree. I would say it is probably easier for 6+ yrs, but am sure you can simplify them.

This year we are doing button snowmen, father Christmasses and trees, probably not nativity like for Church, but maybe for cubs/ your dc.

BlueChampagne Thu 08-Nov-12 14:10:56

Get them making your Christmas cards!
1) Get a load of coloured A5 card to fold in half.
2) cut Christmassy shapes out of old wrapping paper - stars, angels, holly leaves, Christmas trees, bells. If the paper has nice little images on it, cut some of those out as well.
3) get sticking
4) apply glitter
Older ones can help with the folding and cutting too.

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