Archive for October, 2013

How to Make – Nativity People

All figures are made from corks, champagne corks are best but any cork will do. For a larger Nativity set use small bottles (benecol/yakult type) and proceed in the same way. All figures: cut a small circle of flesh coloured paper for face. Draw on features. Make all figures in the same way, just change […]

October 29, 2013 · kathy · No Comments
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How to Make – Mini Boxes

Perfect for decorating the Christmas tree or as an advent calender You will need: templates of boxes (bottom of page) Thin card (cereal boxes are great coloured paper (xmas gift wrap, wallpaper etc) glue ribbon sequins, glitter etc to decorate To make: Trace or photocopy the templates then cut out in thin card. To cover […]

October 29, 2013 · kathy · No Comments
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How to Make – Lid Bauble

Use lids to create hanging baubles. Measure the lid and cut suitable pictures from old Christmas cards Glue a picture inside and another on the back Either glue ribbon or tinsel around the edge or pierce the top edge of the lid with a hot needle and thread a small button ont the ribbon before […]

October 29, 2013 · kathy · No Comments
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How to Make – Hellibores & Daffodils

Helibore Cut the individual cups from the tray in a box of mince pies and paint them dark red Cut down to make 4 petals on each flower Cut some yellow wool or strips of paper about 2 inches long and fold in half Twist a length of wire around them to hold them in […]

October 24, 2013 · kathy · No Comments
Posted in: Flowers

How to Make – Egg Decorations

Make a hole in the front of the egg to remove the contents. Wash thoroughly to remove all traces of egg. Draw an oval onto the egg then paint over it with PVA glue Leave to dry. Use sharp nail scissors to cut the egg on the drawn oval. Glue cord and lace around the […]

October 24, 2013 · kathy · No Comments
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How to Make – Cork Christmas Tree

You will need : 7 corks (one with plastic top if possible) green paint glue glitter sequins red paint Paint 6 corks green and leave to dry Glue dry corks together as picture using strong glue or glue gun Dip one side in glue then into glitter. Leave to dry then repeat on second side. […]

October 24, 2013 · kathy · No Comments
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How to Make – Origami Boxes

Cut 2 squares rom old greeting cards with the picture 1cm larger than the back. On the reverse of each square draw diagonal lines as shown. Fold the four points to the centre, then open flat. Fold the point nearest to you to the centre point of the fold to the rear. Repeat with all […]

October 23, 2013 · kathy · No Comments
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How to Make – Bauble

Draw two bauble shapes onto the printed side of a box. Carefully cut out and make sure they match when the printed sides are put together. Trim if necessary Use double-sided sticky tape to attach both shapes to the printed side of a foil crisp packet. Trim to shape. Draw a design onto the foil […]

October 23, 2013 · kathy · No Comments
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How to Make – Advent Calendar

This is similar to an advent calendar but is for the days following Christmas and gives children something to look forward to after the main event. You will need: 1 750g cereal box 12 small oxo boxes or similar white paper wrapping paper numbers 1-12 glue DSST Open the cereal box and lay flat on […]

October 23, 2013 · kathy · No Comments
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