This week has seen a flurry of activity making some last minute Christmas gifts. There was some sparkly Christmas play dough, Gingerbread stars for Junior's Kindy teachers, Rocky road for friends and relatives and, Some little travel bags for the boys friends who came to Rascal's birthday party. Several of our friends are off on holidays this week so we thought a little bag of holiday activities would be useful. We included some travel bingo cards, a holiday journal and pencil, some self-inking stamps and a few stickers. Hope they like them.
With Rascals birthday rapidly approaching I finally got around to making that superman cape I have been planning to forever! Once I actually started it took no time at all (one nap time to be precise) and I'm quite pleased with it. I used this tutorial which I found via Heldin im Chaos and it was super easy. I was going to make it reversible with Batman on one side and Superman on the other but I have decided to save Batman for Junior instead or they will be forever fighting over it. So nice to actually get one project finished - now to tackle the rest of the pile. Wish me luck.
We did a very quick and simple Christmas craft activity this week which makes lovely little Christmas decorations. Simply trace your childs hand's and feet onto some cardstock and cut them out. Add some eyes and a red nose and you have a cute little reindeer! What simple Christmas crafts have you been doing this week? “Come over and play at the Childhood 101 We Play link up”
Sometimes the simple things in life are the best. Lately Rascal has been playing a lot with some simple wooden blocks and pebbles. Both of these are old favourites but in the last week or so he seems to want to mix them together a lot. It is amazing how long this can keep him entertained when a playroom full of plastic has little appeal. What simple toys have you been enjoying lately? “Come over and play at the Childhood 101 We Play link up”
Yesterday Junior and I got busy with glitter and glue to make some Christmas cards for the Kids Craft Weekly annual Christmas card swap. We have been checking our e-mail daily awaiting our list of 10 people to send the cards to and yesterday it arrived. So I thought we better get cracking on the card making straight away so we can get them in the post in time. We have to make 10 cards fairly quickly so we opted for a simple glitter stars effect using some cookie cutters to apply glue to our cards and then Junior got shake, shake, shaking with the glitter. He loves glitter but I'm not usually very keen because it does get everywhere - I even had to wash it out of Puggle's hair last night! Anyway the cards are now dry and today we will add a little bit of glitter glue and sign them all so they are ready to go to the post office tomorrow. We have to send cards to the US, Malaysia, Germany and another family in Australia so we will be getting out the atlas to see where they are all going.