Top 5 Christmas Crafts From Moonfleet Manor’s Den Team
Christmas is quite possibly our childcare teams' favourite time of year, with all the fun to be had making Christmas decorations and other seasonal items that kids can take home with them and keep as a souvenir of their stay. The Moonfleet Manor team have shared their top five Christmas crafts to try at home with your children – all are simple and inexpensive, but may require some parental supervision, depending on the child.
• Hand-print Snowman Christmas Bauble
Paint the child’s hand white then press firmly onto the bauble and leave to dry. Then use a black, orange and red marker to draw a top hat, eyes, mouth, carrot nose and scarf onto each finger. Write the child’s name and the year on the palm print.
• Hand-print Wreath
Make 13 green hand-print cut-outs. Cut the centre out of a paper plate. Arrange and glue the hand-prints round the outside of the paper plate. Add a red ribbon at the bottom. Decorate with glitter and stickers.
• Reindeer Tree Ornament
Arrange three lolly sticks into a triangle, with brown paper as backing. Wrap a brown pipe-cleaner around the top horizontal stick. Add a string loop to the top horizontal stick. Glue all sticks and paper together. Add a red circle on the bottom point. Add two eyes to the brown paper.
• Finger-print Snowman Card
Fold a nice piece of card and add paint finger-prints one above the other. Use pens to add eyes, nose, mouth, scarf, hat and buttons.
• Paper Plate Christmas Tree
Paint on paper plate green, let it dry and cut into four equal pieces. Glue all four pieces together as shown. Add a rectangle of brown paper at the bottom as a trunk. Decorate the tree with glitter, shapes and pompoms.
Our Den team offers two hours' free childcare per day for our resident guests, including seasonal activities such as arts, crafts, role play and much more.
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