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This is day five of #12daysofparenting and today is all about Christmas crafts. We made our own Christmas cards this year (with the help of Rowan’s teeny tiny feet) and I thought I’d share it with you. We were really impressed how they turned out, what do you think?
To make your very own Mistletoes cards you will need:
- Green non-toxic washable paint (or any Christmas colour)
- Red washi tape (you could use ribbon)
- Blank cards and envelopes
- The use of a teeny tiny foot (Rowan kindly lent us his)
- Green glitter (or any coloured glitter)
- Red acrylic marker pen (we used red as it showed up really well on the brown card)
The cards are really easy to make (although we had to make them in stages as Rowan got a little bored after the first five). You can take this idea and apply it in lots of different ways. Here’s how we made our version:
- Brush the paint on to a little foot and print a footprint on the card, then wait for them to dry whilst you clean up your toddler!
- Cut strips of red washi tape which will go from the top of the foot and tuck around the top of the card
- Glue a bow where the washi tape meets the footprint
- Write the word mistletoes at the bottom. We found a brilliant red acrylic pen at Hobbycraft which shows up really bright on the brown card
- Glitter, I couldn’t resist adding it to make up the ‘i’ in mistletoes
Finally, remember to write the card and post them, then wait for lots of lovely comments from family and friends.
Have you made any handmade Christmas cards or decorations this year? I’d love to hear about them or see pictures.
To see some other Christmas crafts why not head over to Rachel at Parenthood Highs and Lows.
Our code word is: Frohe Weihnachten
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