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The twelve crafts of Christmas

Shhh...can you hear that? It's the high-pitched squeak of excited children. It's the gently tantilising rustle of tinsel being pulled out of boxes, not to mention the cries of recognition and delight as decorations of all colours are lovingly unwrapped from their sleepy nests, while Christmas songs play on Spotify. That's right, we saw you all putting your trees up yesterday! And we're not holding back either, for if there was ever a year to go early on festive cheer, it's this one.


And so, to mark the joy sparked in so many of our children this time of year, our very own Luke and Sara have created ( drum roll please...) The Twelve Crafts of Christmas. Each day, starting tomorrow, they will be releasing their video masterclass for that craft, kicking off tomorrow with that hallowed bird - The Partridge (in a Pear Tree).


If you want to see each of the crafts we'll be showing you how to make, enjoy our festive little trailer below.



To start at the very beginning (another Christmas highlight) you'll need both the lyrics (below) and the materials we'll be using for each day's craft. It's simple to follow as we'll be posting the videos each day to make at home and build to the great word-tastic crafty finale. All activities are suitable from 3 years upwards (with varying degrees of grown up help of course) but some of the crafts are suitable to do with your two year old too, with more grown up supervision.


On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me, A partridge in a pear tree


Materials needed:

Brown card

Ruler

Pencil

Scissors

Green paper

Tape

Glue

White card

Mark making materials



On the second day of Christmas my true love gave to me, Two turtle doves...



Materials needed:

White card

Brown Card

Scissors

Glue

Pencil

Yellow/Orange paper

Optional: Eye Stickers


On the third day of Christmas my true love gave to me, Three French hens...


Materials needed:

Card Stapler/tape Scissors Pencil Wool/string Salt dough (flour, salt & water - to make your own check out our How to make salt dough video. (Alternatively you can use play dough) Coloured paint Decorative materials (for the hens head, e.g feathers, beak, eyes etc)


On the fourth day of Christmas my true love gave to me, Four calling birds...


Materials needed:

Lollipop Sticks

Paint

Glue

Tissue Paper

Optional: Googly eyes






On the fifth day of Christmas my true love gave to me, Five gold rings


Materials needed:

Paper plate

Scissors

Glue

Decorative materials

Gold/Yellow Paint




On the sixth day of Christmas my true love gave to me Six geese a laying...


Materials needed:

Plain white paper Pen/pencil Scissors Yellow/orange paper Glue A3 paper or equivalent





On the seventh day of Christmas my true love gave to me Seven swans a swimming...


Materials needed:

Materials:

Paper

Paper plate

Blue paint

Tissue paper




On the eighth day of Christmas my true love gave to me Eight maids a milking...


Materials needed:

Wooden or disposable spoon

Coloured card or paper

Pen

Scissors

Glue

Wool

Toilet tissue



On the ninth day of Christmas Nine ladies dancing...


Materials needed:

Napkin Mark making materials Pipe cleaner String


On the tenth day of Christmas my true love gave to me Ten lords a leaping...


Materials needed:

Card

Ruler

Pen or pencil

Scissors

Mark making materials


On the eleventh day of Christmas my true love gave to me Eleven pipers piping...

Materials needed:

Paper

Card

Marking making materials

Tape





On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love gave to me Twelve drummers drumming...



Materials needed:

Plant pot, bowl or similar

Paper

Mark making materials

Elastic band

String

Decorative materials


We would love to see what your children make too so do please share on the usual channels.


How to make paper mache

3 ways to make a Winter Windowland

The Sara & Luke Adventures



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