It’s starting to feel a lot like Christmas……..

Hard to believe that it’s that time of year already – I swear we just celebrated Easter a few weeks ago! Tonight we had my daughters daycare Christmas party…..here she is with the man in red himself!
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Now I LOVE Christmas, I am the opposite of the grinch when it comes to Christmas – I love everything about it, but mostly I love the magic that is created for the kids.

In the weeks leading up the Christmas we indulge in all things Christmassy – music, baking, crafts, decorating etc.

Last year we made an assortment of Christmas Crafts including;

Reindeer pictures (using hand & feet prints) – this website says to trace hands, but we printed using paint
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These are super easy to make, and are also a great way of remember just how little the kids hands/feet were!

Another easy, but fun craft was making a wreath out of cut-out hand prints.There are some basic instructions here, but basically you just trace your little ones hand onto cardboard, then cut it out and make multiple copies (by tracing it) onto a heavy paper or thin card. Cut them out, paint/colour/collage them however you want, and then glue them into a circle (you can glue them first, then decorate). Finish it off with a bow and voilà you’re very own Christmas wreath ❤
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Now every Christmas tree needs a “topper” of some sort, for the last 5+ years we have been using this cute wee angel but last year I decided that I wanted to do something different. So I googled and found a really easy giant paper star. The tutorial I found looked fantastic but for some reason I couldn’t make it work with the 5 points (this was probably just user issues i.e me) so I added a 6th one in and it looks amazing!
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And last, but not least, is our newest family tradition – we have made these for the last 3 or 4 years now. We make them Christmas eve to share on Christmas Day with our extended family, and the kids leave one or two out for Santa too (lucky Santa!). The mallowpuff christmas pudding. These are fantastic because the kids can help without the risk of hot pots or ovens.
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Hope these have given you some ideas of fun crafts to do with the kids in the lead up to Christmas.
I have to go and dust of the decorations, and find an extension cord, so that the Christmas tree can be put up on Sunday but that’s a whole other post!

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