What do you do when you have spare honeycomb board in the house?
Make Crafts of course!
And since Easter is on the way let’s make some decorative eggs!
Corrugated cardboard sheets
After drawing an egg shape on the honeycomb board I cut it out and peeled the sheet of cardboard off one side.
The fun followed as to the boys tore pages out of the magazines, crumpled them up and placed them in the holes on the board.
After they were finished I used some of the corrugated cardboard sheets to make a border around the eggs, which was stuck on using sticky tape.
My kids thoroughly enjoyed this craft and were happy with their decorative eggs. It was easy for them to do and they had fun ripping the paper and crumpling it. There was little mess to clean up afterwards, in fact it all went in the recycling!
The tree is up and the boys just love it! The decorations to don’t seem to stay in the same place though…
Carson (age 2) has been particularly fascinated with the tree and keeps taking the decorations on and off resulting in a few swaying moments for the tree. Enter the Christmas tree craft. We had fun making a tree dedicated for play and putting decorations on and off, on and off, on and off. You get the idea. I am pretty happy with how this turned out and the boys are enjoying it, which was the purpose of the craft.
This is how we made our tree for play.
Festive decorations/any kind of decoration (stickers, coloured paper etc).
After the cardboard was folded in half I drew half a tree and then cut it out.
A little elf helped to paint both sides of the tree using green paint.
We chose to paint the pegs green to blend in with the tree but other colours but other colours would work too!
Once the tree and pegs were dry the pegs were attached around the tree.
I added sting to one peg and attached to the top of the tree to hang up.
Lastly the boys were invited to decorate, decorate, decorate then take everything off and repeat! Owen and Carson also stuck twigs on that had fallen off the real tree. Stickers and glitter can also be added. Battery operated lights and a star we added to finish off the tree.
Let us know of you make your own tree and send a picture too if you wish.
While Owen and Daddy spent Sunday morning at the cinema, Carson and I made the first batch of sugar cookies (gluten, egg and dairy free). I always like to bake a batch as early as possible in the season, a few trial and errors so to speak. Pretty happy with how these turned out though. We divided the dough into three to make different flavours (plain, cranberry & cinnamon and chocolate chip).
A few years ago just before Owen’s first Christmas just we took a trip to Berlin, Germany where they have the famous Ampelmann traffic lights. We bought Ampelmann shaped cookie cutters and it has become a tradition to use these during the festive season. Cant believe that the first batch of cookies is almost finished!
In the afternoon the boys did some Christmas crafts. I cut out tree and snowman shapes out of coloured paper and they decorated them using small round stickers. We attached them to cotton and stuck them up. Owen and Carson had great fun decorating their trees and snowmen and there wasn’t a lot of mess to clean up afterwards!
After dinner we retrieved the Christmas books from storage and had a read and reread.
What festive crafts, baking or reading have you been up to?