I have committed to posting a Parenting Tips and Tricks to my lovely readers every day up till Christmas. If you want to know how and why this idea started you can track back to Tips and Tricks No #1
Today’s Tip & Trick is making your own hand painted or stencilled Christmas Wreaths – literally with your child’s own hands – well images of them!
For the painted prints:
- Put some green finger paint (available from craft shops or ELC) on a plate and let your child splodge their hand in it.
- Pencil a circle on paper or card
- Get your child to make prints around the circle, fingers outwards
- Using red finger paint you could add a red bow
- Sprinkle with glitter if you like
For stencilled prints:
- You will need either green paper/card or get your child to paint the card/paper green and when dry …
- Draw around your child’s hand
- Cut out carefully and use this to stencil more hands to cut out
- Arrange in a circle to make a wreath
- Apply glue and add glitter, stars and a bow if you wish
This is one of many crafty ideas that cost so little and you can keep as Christmas treasures to bring out each year. You are sure to get memories flooding back when you take them out each year and it’s nice to start your own family traditions.
Look out for Parent’s Christmas Tips & Tricks tomorrow and throughout the month.
To see more Parenting Tips & Tricks for Christmas:
Tips and Tricks No. 1 – Cadbury’s White Chocolate Fingers (intro to Tips & Tricks)
Tips and Tricks No. 2 – Advent Treats in Organza Bags
Tips & Tricks No. 3 – Recycling Christmas Cards into Gift Tags
Tips & Tricks No. 4 - Hand Painted Christmas Wreaths
Tips & Tricks No. 5 – Clear the Clutter
Tips & Tricks No. 6 - Recycling the Cost of Christmas
Tips & Tricks No. 7 – Saving Money on Kids Toys (and Big Boys Toys)
Tips & Tricks No. 8 – Gift Bag it!
Tips & Trick No. 9 – Christmas Fairy Cup Cakes
Tips & Tricks No. 10 – Cookies with Love
Tips & Tricks No. 11 – Children’s Christmas Parties (and Tea Parties)
Tips & Tricks No. 12 – Lets Swop Toys!