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.
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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……