After finally taking down our halloween decorations, the kids really wanted to make some wintry/Christmas things.
We started with some Christmas beads. They are made by cutting wrapping paper the length of a straw.
covering the back with glue
and rolling the paper around the straw.
until they end up like this.
then cut the paper straws up
They do look better in real life than they do in the pictures, but you get the idea :o)
Wintry pictures were next, to replace the pumpkin pictures.
The kids drew trees with felt-tip pens, then got a white crayon and dotted all over the paper as snow, painted the sky and shadows of the trees with watercolour, and finally, with just water on a brush, swirled round the trees until the ink ran.
We played with chalk on sugar paper too
The snowmen were particularly effective. The kids loved being able to blend with their fingers.
Later, after some written work, we got out the cornflour, mixed it with water to make gloop!
It is one of those things where you just have to get stuck in :)
Little animals were brought along to join in the fun.
But watch out, it does get messy!!!!! or maybe that's just me :oP