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Christmas crafting with Twinkl

I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned it before but we’re big fans of Twinkl, they make lesson plans and activities and brilliant primary teaching resources. I was looking for some fun activities for the children to do and found a fun gingerbread house printable.

The 4 year loves to colour with his special pens. He keeps these in their packet and doesn’t let his sister use them.

IMG_7751Little Sis loves to scribble and will finish a colouring book in one sitting if she can.

IMG_7752Both these pictures are currently stuck on the back doors so we can admire them. Let the Christmas crafting commence!

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Hand print ghosts

Little Sis and I had a crafty morning today. We did painting, glueing and writing all before our first Dinky Dancers session.

Material needed to make hand print ghosts:
black paper
white paint
googly eyes

hand print ghost

How to make hand print ghosts:

Little Sis loves to feel paint on her hands so she let me paint one hand with the white paint. Then she carefully placed her hand on the sheet of black paper. We did this a couple of times to make sure we had some good prints.

paintingThen we set them aside to let them dry.

white hand printsTo finish our ghosts off we rotated the sheet of paper 180° and added googly eye stickers.

hand print ghosts - treading on legoThe children are really excited about Halloween already so these will be fun to hang up nearer the time.

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Leaf rubbings garland

After the 4 year old has finished Reception I set out an Autumnal invitation to play. There were sheets of paper, a collection of leaves and crayons.

leaf rubbingI watched him draw the leaves, draw his own leaves and make rubbings of them, using all the different colours he’s seen on our walk from school.

leaf rubbingI helped him cut round each one, then he used a hole punch to make a hole at the top of each one. We threaded them on to a piece of string so we could hang our leaf rubbings garland up.

leaf rubbingHe decided it would look it better it we added the apple sun catchers we made the other day, I think I agree.

leaf rubbings garland

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