Away in a Manger

The craft we did at or toddler group this week was nativity themed and it was followed by a simple service by the church who run it. It was all very sweet and the kids were dressed as angels, stars, wise men, many Mary’s and lots of sheep.
I glued the wooden sticks together in advance with a blob of hot glue and then the children drew a face on a circle, glued a triangle onto the manger, added straw and a ribbon hanger. Nice and simple. The one above was made by T age 3.


Personalised t-shirts

Finding anything personalised is quite a challenge for our family, as we picked some quite unusual names. I was really excited to find this clever idea at homemaker for personalising t-shirts using only card and bleach.

You just cut out the letters, lay out on the shirt and carefully spray with bleach. The bleach lightens the shirt around the letters, leaving a darker name.

So simple. I’m definitely giving this one a go. The kids are going to love this.
It might be fun to try out a more detailed stencil pattern. That could be quite effective. Oh, the possibilities are endless……