Posts in the crafts category

Making Transparencies

To start making transparencies, you will need the following items: Coloured/Black Card (approx 170gsm) Tissue Paper - Click here to see tissue paper, or Silk Paper Tracing Paper Glue Sharp scissors Window Transparency Start by making a frame for your Window Transparency. Cut a shape and then cut out a big window in the frame and fill it with several colours of tissue paper. This can be done in two ways. 1. You can use some of the frame as a silhouette, and coloured tissue can be added behind, as in the picture below with the trees. 2. Use one sheet...

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Advent Sticks explained

Advent Sticks and Strings - a natural, non-commercial advent tradition. Your advent stick/string is a beautiful way for your family to celebrate the lead up to Christmas. Each day you open one parcel to find a tiny treasure inside. You can let the child whose turn it is to open the parcel keep the treasure or you can put it onto a special table or collection point to build up your advent display. The idea is that you have ONE per family and that the children take turns in opening the parcels (after an adult removes them from the stick/string)....

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Spring Crafts, Tissue Paper Flower Garland

I am starting to look around for some great Spring Crafts to share with you.. I have a few things planned for this weekend which I will put up on the site next week.. but until then, what about this gorgeous and simple Tissue Paper Flower Garland Tutorial that I found at Origami Mommy... so simple and mess free... quick and easy enough for young children to make...grab some tissue paper and make one this weekend! String your flowers together for a beautiful spring decoration or keep it in mind for a for a sweet birthday garland... (you could even...

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