As you may have read we went away to West Yorkshire the other weekend with a group of friends. It was a fabulous weekend break full of outdoor fun and indoor fun too. What’s better than crafting with the little ones, listening to the log fire cracking in the background and drinking a nice warm cuppa. The children spent a good couple of hours decorating their Christmas tree ornaments and colouring in their window decorations. They loved it.
Baker Ross have a Christmas shop and they sent us a selection of Christmas crafts including Christmas decorations for the tree: elf tree decorations, Gingerbread photo frame tree decorations, Father Christmas tree decorations and Snow Flake finger print kits. The kits are very self explanatory, all you need to do is gather the pieces together and let the children take over. They knew exactly what to do. They loved the finger print decorations, it was messy fun, but not too messy.
Then we moved on to the whizzy scratch art colouring in, we had not done that before and the children were amazed with what happened. They had no idea that the colour was sitting behind the black layer. They work as a scratch card does, you literally scratch off the top layer to reveal a coloured section behind. It is very clever and the children really enjoyed doing this, it kept them entertained for a long time.
After we scratched our cards to reveal their bright and colourful layers underneath we moved on to our Christmas bauble window decorations. These were a great idea, they are made from tracing type paper and you colour them in and put them on the window to bring a nice layer of colour to the windows.
You can see the concentration in their little faces, you can tell that they really wanted to do their best and they made some great tree decorations. I loved the Christmas wish list kits too, Isla made them all up and Noah had lots of fun writing his Christmas list out for Father Christmas.
The Christmas tree will look nice and full of crafts that the children made this year, I am looking forward to seeing that in December.