Christmassy Playdough Mats – Free Printables!

For our advent activity no.21, I made these playdough mats for Penguin, to use with the three types of scented playdough that we’d made the previous day. I simply drew the pictures and laminated them. I also got out some beads, pipe cleaners, googly eyes etc, for decorating the playdough motifs. It was good fun … More Christmassy Playdough Mats – Free Printables!

Scented Playdough: Gingerbread, Cinnamon, and Mint!

We are still loving the orange-coloured Christmas scented playdough we made earlier this month, but I thought it would be nice to add a few more scents and colours. So for day 20 of our advent activities we made three different ones: Gingerbread (brown), cinnamon (red) and mint (green). All recipes are included at the bottom … More Scented Playdough: Gingerbread, Cinnamon, and Mint!

Homemade Santa!

Today we got a couple of Santas made, so now they can help us looking after our two Rudolphs from the other day! Again, we used empty toilet rolls as base, and added felt, pipe cleaners, toy stuffing (for beard, alt. use cotton wool or other similar material), tiny pom-poms and googly eyes. We also … More Homemade Santa!

Paper Snowflakes – “different, not less”

Sometimes, the things I expect to be difficult are no problem, while other turn out to be much harder than anticipated. Like today, when we cut these paper snowflakes: Penguin cut out the circular shapes all by himself, which was brilliant! It takes a level of coordination which just hasn’t been there until now. Lovely … More Paper Snowflakes – “different, not less”

Not One Rudolph, But Two! – An Easy Christmas Craft

Day 8 in our Advent calendar of Christmas activities brought us Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, times two! Of course it’s entirely possible to make just the one, but I’ve found that it works much better for us to work in parallell, making one each of any crafting or other project we do, as this means … More Not One Rudolph, But Two! – An Easy Christmas Craft