Christmas sensory play

If you have children you are bound to have a craft cupboard full of shiny paper paints etc.

This morning after our #elfontheshelf had fun with our button stash we decided to play too.

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Your craft cupboard need not be expensive shop bought crafting materials most of ours are salvaged ribbons, birthday present bags and decorative wine carriers. Squirrelling them away saves a fortune.

I wanted to create a wintery sensory experience. We have a variety if materials and mediums to use.

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*christmas buttons in red, green and white
*christmas tree and star shaped buttons
*holographic card
*glitter white card
* silver ribbon
* silver thread
*feather boa pieces
*silver metallic shred
*a few snowflake adornments removed from a wine bag
* and some white paper to place items on

I decided against gluing as we can package the materials up and play again rather than fixing them down. The materials available providing a tactile play experience during the run up to Christmas.

I will leave this activity open to my 2 and 3 year old all morning.

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I sat with my 2 year old and we created a little Angel.

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Garden decoration

This is cheap easy and fun to do.

I had a small collection of old style cd games for a computer and thought they would be nice reflective decorations in the garden.

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All you need is the CDs some string and some craft scissors.

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My 3 and 5 year old helped thread them. This is good for hand eye co- ordination.

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One all tied up we assembled one into a long hanging decoration. The boys liked the could see themselves in it.

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Can you spot me?

The remainder CDs we tied to the fence posts, adding a bit of sparkle to our plain boring fence.

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A really easy activity to brighten up your garden and keep your pre schoolers busy.