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Day 3 of Christmas Fun!

Welcome to the third day of my Christmas Fun 2017 blog series. It's the 3rd of December and things are starting to look real Christmassy around here!

Today I'm sharing with you this fingerprint Christmas tree decoration.



This decoration is a great keepsake to be placed onto a Christmas tree year after year and is great for you to make with your students.

Follow the simple instructions below to find out how you can make this craft too.

You will need:
  • Air drying clay
  • Green paint
  • Different colour glitter
  • Knife
  • Red ribbon
  • Christmas tree cookie cutter
  • Greaseproof paper
  • Glue
You will need to do the following:
  • Roll out the air drying clay onto some greaseproof paper - to avoid it sticking to the table. Don't roll it too think - you want it quick thick to be stable. Then, use the Christmas tree cookie cutter to cut out the shape of a Christmas tree. Use a knife to make a hole at the top of the tree - where the ribbon will go to hang it as a decoration. Get your students to use their finger to make some fingerprints onto the tree in 3 different places. Leave to dry.
  • Once dry, paint the Christmas tree green, leave to dry again.
  • Once dry, put small dabs of glue into each of the fingerprints. Add different colours of glitter onto each of the glue to make them look like baubles. Leave to dry again.
  • Once dry, tie the ribbon through the hole at the top of the tree- and it's done!
Happy crafting!
Nikki 


Day 2 of Christmas Fun

Welcome to day 2 of my Christmas Fun blog series. Up today is this adorable Snowman handprint bauble decoration.


This bauble craft is adorable and will be an amazing keepsake for parents/families to hang on the Christmas trees every year.

Follow the directions below to find out how you can make this adorable craft with your students too!

You will need:
  • A plain bauble
  • White paint
  • Black marker
  • Orange Marker
  • Green/Blue Markers - or any colour you want to use for hats.
Follow the directions below to create this craft:
  • Paint one of the child's hands white. Place the bauble towards the top of their hands so that their fingers reach halfway up. Once lined up, push the child's hand onto it so that the paint sticks.
  • Hang up to dry somewhere.
  • Once dry, use a black marker to draw eyes, mouth and button onto the snowmen.
  • Use an orange marker to draw a carrot (for a nose) onto the snowmen.
  • Use different colour markers - your preference to draw hats or hair onto each of the snowmen (fingerprints)
  • Use some white paint to dot some 'snow' around the snowmen on the bauble.
Happy crafting!
Nikki 

Day 1 of Christmas Fun

From the success and popularity of last years 'Christmas Fun' blog series, I have decided to do this again this year, so prepare yourselves for some fun crafts and cookery activities to be filling your blog feed over the next couple of weeks.

If you decide to have a go at making any of these activities that I share with you, please feel free to send me some images - I love seeing what you guys have created!

Happy 1st of December!

Up today, on the 1st day of my Christmas Fun 2017 blog series is this Winter robin. I understand that not every School or classroom celebrates Christmas, so I thought we would start with this adorable robin. The robin is a great part of Winter - and also Christmas - but you can keep it just as Winter!


This craft is pretty easy to make and looks absolutely adorable at the same time. Follow the directions below to create this craft too.

You will need:
  • Paper plate x 2
  • Brown paint
  • Yellow card/paper - cut out into beak shape and legs.
  • Googly eyes x 2
  • Glue
  • Red glitter
Follow the directions below:
  • Cut one paper plate into quarters. Paint two of the quarters and the whole paper plate brown and leave to dry.
  • Once dry, draw out a quarter of the robin on the bottom and add glue, then add red glitter on top - as shown above.
  • Once dry again, glue each quarter of the paper plate facing upwards behind the main paper plate - wings.
  • Glue the legs onto the back of the bottom paper plate.
  • Glue the beak and googly eyes onto the paper plate.
Happy crafting!
Nikki 


My Favourite Christmas Books

Can you believe it's almost Christmas?! We have a tradition each year where we wrap a selection of different Christmas books and put them under our tree, then each day we unwrap a book and read it together. It's a great way to get the children excited to read, and also to get into the Christmas spirit altogether!

Happy Black Friday!

I hope you've all had a great week and had a great Thanksgiving! But today is Black Friday and that means you'll be able to grab some bargains from almost everywhere from most of your favourite retailers and I don't want to disappoint.. so, if you are after a great bargain be sure to follow my Facebook page or search #TABlackFridaySpecial on my store (here) to grab some amazing resources for HUGELY discounted prices!

Follow my Facebook page here to stay up to date with all the great discounts as they go live - but be quick, because some are for a limited time only! And this will be taking place all weekend!

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