Issue 9 – Stained Glass Cards

Issue 9 – Stained Glass Cards

Here is a sample of the contents from Issue 9, with dozens of great ideas to help keep your children entertained this Christmas season, including cards, decorations, edible treats and gifts to enjoy making together.
There are £100’s of giveaways to be won, a seasonal selection of books reviewd in ‘Reading Corner’ and pages of the latest toys and games put under the spot light!

0-3 years
Concentrating on texture and sensory stimulation, projects in this group include:

HANDPRINT SNOWFLAKES – Easy-to-make snowflake decorations using little hands, white paint and glitter!

STAINED GLASS CARDS – Save those sweetie wrappers to make some lovely stained glass effect cards.

FINGERPRINT PENGUIN CARD – Get fingerprinting and create these cute penguin Christmas cards.

BELLS & STOCKINGS GAME – Play this version of noughts and crosses to give children an understanding of sequence and arrangement.

BRILLIANT BAUBLES – Let children experience different textures by decorating polystyrene balls.

HANGING STOCKINGS – Perfect for a group activity, children can each make their own stocking decoration.

RUDOLPH BISCUITS – A simple Christmas cookery activity that’s fun to do and great to eat!

4-7 years
Fun crafting projects to make with children in Key Stage 1, include:

COUNT THE CURRANTS – This fun and festive maths board game will help children practice their estimating skills.

STAINED GLASS MOBILE – Beautiful window hangings made from recycled plastic fruit and vegetable containers.

CHRISTMAS TREE CAKES – Decorate individual cakes to make a spectacular, edible Christmas tree!

PENGUIN ROCKERS – Help children understand the rules of motion by making penguins which rock from side to side.

LET’S STICK TOGETHER – Let imaginations run wild with sticky-backed plastic and whatever scraps you have to hand!

MAGIC SANTA – See Santa magically fly through the air with the help of a shoebox and strong magnet!

FUNKY WREATHS – Contemporary wreaths which are just perfect for little hands to put together.

8-11 years
Great ideas for older kids to make and do:

YULE LOG WORD GAME – A festive game to help children with word construction.

CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES – Delicious sweets, which are simple to make and great to give as a gift.

ADVENT BUNTING – An Advent calendar with a difference!. Click here to download a pdf template of this project.

GROOVY GREETINGS – Put together some fun Christmas cards with a few basic art and craft supplies

ADORABLE ANGELS – A great way to turn empty washing-up liquid bottles into Christmas angels.

GO CRACKERS! – A selection of colourful, festive crackers, made from everyday items.

POTS OF FUN! – Make some Christmas character pots and fill them with sweets or small gifts.

In addition to these, there are plenty of other great ideas and projects, plus a great selection of books reviewed in Reading Corner and prize giveaways worth £100’s.

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