I used to be happy leaving my plans to the last minute, but now as a parent with growing children, I am finding myself getting excited already!
Between now and mid December, I plan to offer all sorts of simple festive family projects for you to try with your children, across 10 blog posts, so please do follow me if you fancy getting creative!
Creating handmade cards, decorations, and gifts can be beneficial in many ways....
It's easy on the budget
It provides a great weekend activity for a winter's day
Encourages quality family connection time
Children learn to design and create finished artworks and objects
Children can explore different creative techniques - textiles, printing, 3D, collage, drawing.....
Helps share and build the excitement of Christmas in a productive way
Takes the 'commerciality' out of Christmas
Everyone loves to receive a handmade gift.
Project 1 - Thumb Print Cards and Tags
Have a go at these easy thumb prints.
They work really well on brown paper, so save any envelopes you get.
Use your index finger for a small print and your thumb for a larger one.
Use poster paints, it's best if they are washable!
When the thumb prints are dry, use a black biro or fine liner to draw the details and add some essential glitter!
I liked the rough edges, but you can cut them out if you prefer.
Glue them onto blank cards, or make them into gift tags.
Great for all ages, the little ones may need some help, but they'll love the finger printing!