A perplexing moment for Zoe during this craft:-
Nothing makes me smile more than a good Christmas craft. Is that totally true? Probably not but I do love Christmas craft, just not more than a good meal where I am not the cook.
We are doing more than one type of Christmas card this year so the girls have more craft opportunities and so that family members reading won’t know which type of card they are getting:)
We started this craft with these bits & pieces:
- different coloured paints
- champagne corks
- green paper
- brown paper
- red cardboard (not pictured but not unhappy about it)
- yellow star post it notes
First up is cutting the paper into rectangular strips. Mine were about 2.5cm thick. Just remember they need to be wide enough to fit the cork ‘stamp’.
That’s all you need to do for preparation. Now it’s paint stamping time! We use meatball trays when we do cork stamping. Works a treat.
Zoe was only too happy to begin the stamping.
Even with such a simple craft, kids get to be creative. Zoe had fun deciding what colours should be put together and trying out different combinations.
She did get very busy.
After the strips were dry I had to cut a few to ensure there would be enough of each size to tier the tree shape correctly. Then later on it was time again for Zoe to get to work – this time with gluing.
A small piece of brown paper was stuck at the bottom as the base or trunk of the Christmas tree. Then each strip is tiered with a nice little gap towards the top of the tree where we placed the star post it note. We also cut the star smaller as we ran out of space at the top:)
Here are a few of the cards before being glued down:
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